Lending Library

The SIMS lending library has an extensive archive of books, CDs, and tapes and is housed at the SIMS Dharma Center building. You may check out items from the library on Tuesday evenings. Use the online library search to find a title or author and you may sort search results by clicking the column headings.

 

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TitleSorted By Title In Ascending OrderFirst NameLast NameDescriptionMediaChecked OutRequestStatus
365 ZenJeanSmith

Daily readings in the dharma.

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5/20/00 EricKolvig Audio Tape Request 
A Buddhist History of the WestDavidLoy

To be self-conscious is to experience ungroundedness as a sense of lack, but what is lacking has been understood differently in different historical periods. Loy examines how the understanding of lack changes at historical junctures and shows how those junctures were so crucial in the development of the West.

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A Buddhist's CompanionAshinThittilaAn Exposition and Selected Quotes. Collected from lectures, articles and talks given throughout Ashin Thittila's teaching life. An easy and inspirational read on many topics.BookNoRequest 
A Grace in AgingKathleen DowlingSinghAwaken as you grow older. With skillful guidance, Singh helps us come to see that aging can be a time of grace and great aliveness. It's a time of preparation and great liberation - life changing awareness - and death changing too!BookNoRequest 
A Gradual Awakening #1StephenLevine"When my Guru wanted to compliment me, he called me simple; when he wished to chide me, he called me clever. This book about vipassana meditation is simple...clear and familiarly comfortable. It just is what is. This simplicity surprises me when I realize that the book deals with profound topics that I have often fruitlessly pondered in ancient tomes of Buddhist lore. I always knew in my heart that these matters were quite simple, and so it is a delight to see them so presented." - Ram DassBookNoRequest 
A Gradual Awakening #2StephenLevine"When my Guru wanted to compliment me, he called me simple; when he wished to chide me, he called me clever. This book about vipassana meditation is simple...clear and familiarly comfortable. It just is what is. This simplicity surprises me when I realize that the book deals with profound topics that I have often fruitlessly pondered in ancient tomes of Buddhist lore. I always knew in my heart that these matters were quite simple, and so it is a delight to see them so presented." - Ram DassBookNoRequest 
A Handbook for the Practice of Anapanasati BhavanaBuddhadasaBhikkhu BookNoRequest 
A Heart as Wide as the WorldSharon SalzbergLovingkindness is a profound exploration of the deepest meanings of love, empathy, and caring. It offers psychological insights of real spiritual value and practical utility.BookYesRequest 
A Little Book of Parenting SkillsMarkBrady Ph.D.

This is a booklet containing 52 vital practices to help with the most important job on the planet.

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A Meditator's DiaryJaneHamilton-MerrittA vintage paperback from 1976. Hamilton was a Vietnam war correspondent-photographer, who went on to experience intensive Buddhist meditation in Thai temples. She explains the expansion of consciousness that was (and of course, still is) available without drugs. In the 70s, consciousness without drugs was a mystery to Westerners, but common to meditation practitioners in the East. BookNoRequest 
A New EarthEckartTolle

Awakening to Your Life's Purpose.  With his bestselling spritual guide The Power Of Now, Echart Tolle inspired million of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now".  In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness in not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world.  Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.

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A Path With HeartJackKornfield"This important guidebook shows in detail and with great humor and insight the way to practice the Buddha's universal teachings here in the West. Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher." - Thich Nhat HanhBookYesRequest 
A Policy of KindnessH.H.Dalai LamaA captivating picture of the Dalai Lama whose life philosophy has been fonded upon the concept of universal responsibility and reverence for all living things. BookNoRequest 
A Practical Guide to Buddhist MeditationXParamananda

The original title of this book was Change Your Mind.  This book is an accessible and thorough guide based on traditional material but written in a light and modern style.  Colorfully illustrated with anecdotes and tips from the author's experience as a meditator and teacher.  It also offers refreshing inspiration to seasoned meditators.  To take up meditation is to introduce a powerful force for change in your life.  If you change you mind, then the world changes too.  Meditation can be the beginning of life's great adventure.

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A Short History of Buddhism EdwardConzeScholarly, yet easy to read presentation of the spread of Buddhism since its inception. This is a slim, little and fragile 1960 edition. Despite its compactness, it omits no development of importance. Dr. Conze divides Buddhist history into four great epochs with skill, sympathy and deep insight.BookNoRequest 
A Still Forest Pool #1JackKornfieldCo-authored with Paul Breiter.; Achaan Chah spent many years walking and meditation in the forest monastery of Wat Ba Pong, engaging in the uncomplicated and disciplined Buddhist practice called dbudanga.This book reflects the quiet, intensive, and joyous practice of the forest monks of Thailand.BookNoRequest 
A Still Forest Pool #2JackKornfieldCo-authored with Paul Breiter.; Achaan Chah spent many years walking and meditation in the forest monastery of Wat Ba Pong, engaging in the uncomplicated and disciplined Buddhist practice called dbudanga.This book reflects the quiet, intensive, and joyous practice of the forest monks of Thailand.BookNoRequest 
A Taste of Freedom Ajahn ChahTalks, questions and answers from a Thai teacher of great influence in the American Vipassana scene.Book Request 
A Thousand Names For JoyByronKatieLiving in harmony with the way things are. "Katie's teachings and everday life are pure wisdom. This book shows us the way to inner peace, and she directs uss there fearlessly, relentlessly, and withutmost generosity. I have rarely seen anyone embody wisdom and powerfully as Katie in her passionate embrace of each and every moment." - Roshi Bernie Glassman.BookNoRequest 
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