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Especially for Parent/Teacher Training and Continuing Education:
Living Teachers  Child Development & Education  Exceptional Legacies  Practical Psychology  Health & Wellness  America & Democracy

Living Teachers

Nothing Special Joko Beck: (America's renown elder Zen Teacher.)
* Living Everyday Zen (3-CDs)
* Nothing Special (For Video: Willkefilm.de)
* Zen - Work and Love
  See: Continuing Education mini-courses

* Emptiness Dancing
* The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment
* Spontaneous Awakening (DVD)
* True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness (with CD)
* Tanzende Leere (German translation of "Emptiness Dancing")
* My Secret is Silence
  See: Continuing Education mini-courses

Emptiness Dancing Dzigar Kongtrul:
* It's Up to You: The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path
  See: Continuing Education mini-courses

Pema Chodron: (An American Buddhist Nun and Shambhala Teacher.)
* No Time To Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
* When Things Fall Apart
* The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times
  See: Continuing Education mini-courses

Thich Nhat Hanh: (Exiled Vietnamese Monk nominated in 1967, by Martin Luther King Jr., for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
* For a Future to be Possible
* Peace is Every Step: Commentaries on the Five Mindfulness Trainings
* Call Me by My True Names
It's Up to You * Anger: Wisdom for cooling the Flames
* No Death No Fear
* Creating True Peace
  See: Continuing Education mini-courses

H.H. The Dalai Lama: (Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, exiled leader of Tibet.)
* The Art of Happiness (also in CD and audio Cassette)
* How to Practice: The way to a Meaningful Life
  See: Continuing Education mini-courses

Nelson Mandela: (Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former President of South Africa.)
* Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography
* Mandela: An Illustrated Autobiography

Sogyal Rinpoche: ("One of the foremost interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West.")
No Time to Lose * The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
* Glimpse after Glimpse

Sulak Sivaraksa: (Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, human rights champion and activist from Siam/Thailand.)
* Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist vision for Renewing Society
* Loyalty Demands Dissent

Desmond Tutu: (Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Catholic Bishop)
* No Future without Forgiveness
* African Prayer Book

Child Development and Education

Howard Gardner: (Legendary Harvard University professor changes the question from: How intelligent is your child? to: How is your child intelligent?)
* Art, Mind and Brain
* The Disciplined Mind: The K-12 education every child deserves
* The Mind's New Science
* To Open Minds

Krishnamurti: (Founder of the International Krishnamurti Schools and renowned Teacher/Author)
* Education and the Significance of Life
* A Flame of Learning: Krishnamurti with Teachers
* Life Ahead
* On Education

Mel Levine: (Points out that children have different styles of learning.)
* A Mind at a Time

Maria Montessori: (First female Italian Doctor and founder of the international Montessori Schools)
Summerhill * The Montessori Method
* Childhood Education

A.S. Neill: (Educator and founder of famed Summerhill School in England)
* Summerhill School: A new view of Childhood

Rudolf Steiner: (German Philosopher and founder of Waldorf Schools)
* The Essentials of Education
* The Spirit of the Waldorf School

Exceptional Legacies

Gandhi: (India's non-violence human rights activist and leader.)
* Mahatma Gandhi: A Biography, by B.R. Nanda

Martin Luther King Jr: (Minister, United States civil rights leader, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient.)
* A call to Conscience Landmark speeches by Dr. King

Zen Mind Krishnamurti: (Prolific Indian author and educator about natural mind)
* All the Marvelous Earth
* Beyond Violence
* The Awakening of Intelligence
* Star in the East: Biography by Roland Vernon

Thomas Merton: (Catholic Priest who investigated Buddhism)
* Asian Journal
* When the Trees Say Nothing

Swami Rama: (Hindu Swami who enjoyed astonishing western doctors with internal yoga practices)
* Science of Breath
* Art of Joyful Living

Trungpa book Swami Satchidananda: (Beloved Hindu Swami who taught in the United States and Europe for decades and enjoyed playing with language.)
* Beyond Words
* Golden Present: Daily Inspirational readings

Shunryu Suzuki: (In 1958, Japanese Zen Master Suzuki Roshi began teaching in California.)
* Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Cogyum Trungpa: (Tibetan Lama, founder of Shambhala International and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.)
* Cutting through Spiritual Materialism
* The Tibetan Book of the Dead
* Meditation in Action
* Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving-Kindness

Practical Psychology

Martha Beck: (Harvard educated mother shares her hard won and genuine wisdom.)
* Finding Your Own North Star
* Expecting Adam

Mind at Time Dan Kindlon:
* Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

Mel Levine: (Points out that children have different styles of learning.)
* A Mind at a Time
* The Myth of Laziness

Phil McGraw: (A gritty "tell it like it is," behaviorist.)
* Self Matters
* Dr. Phil: Getting Real: Lessons in Life, Marriage and Family

Rosalind Wiseman:
* Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and other Realities of Adolescence

Health & Wellness

Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang: (Founder of YMMA Publishers, scientist, educator and revered Asian American martial arts master.)
* Eight Simple QiGong Exercises for Health: Eight Pieces of Brocade
* QiGong-Health and Healing: Arthritis
* The Root of Chinese QiGong

Xu, Xiagcai: (Chinese translator/educator of QiGong practices and Chinese Medicine.)
* QiGong For Treating Common Ailments: The Essential Guide to Self-Healing
* Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Essential Guide to Understanding the Human Body

America and Democracy

Assault on Reason Al Gore
* Assault on Reason

Naomi Klein
* Shock Doctrine: Disaster Capitalism

Lane & Oreskes
* The Genius of America: How the Constitution saved Our country - and Why it can again

Bill Moyers
* On Democracy

John Dean
* Broken Government

Freethinkers Susan Jacoby: (Reminds us that America is "a nation founded not on dreams of justice in heaven but on the best human hopes for a more just earth.")
* Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
* The Age of American Unreason

Thomas Paine: (Clear voice for democracy, "GodFather of America.")
* Common Sense
* Rights of Man

Howard Zinn: (Professor emeritus Boston University)
* A People's History of the United States

Jon Stewart
* America (The Book)


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