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by His Holiness The Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama
Translated and Edited By Jeffrey Hopkins

The translator of this book, Jeffrey Hopkins PhD, is Professor of Tibetan Studies at the University of Virginia. In addition to translating this and other books by the Dalai Lama, he has also written the Foreword to the present book.

His Holiness introduces the book by speaking about the need for peace and kindness in the world. His book offers, in an accessible and comprehensible way, valuable techniques from Tibetan tradition, which can lead to mental peace.

Using examples from the life of Buddha, the Dalai Lama tells us of three stages on this path: morality, concentrated meditation and wisdom, each one serving as the basis for the next. There is a section devoted to each of these three stages. The Dalai Lama also gives some insight into Tantra.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is very much aware of the world in which we live. In particular, because of the global economy, he knows that no nation can remain isolated. It is therefore most important that the values discussed in this book are put into practice.

Review by Annie Prosser

Published by Rider Books

www.riderbooks.co.uk

ISBN 9780712630306

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Zen Garden CDby Patrick Kelly

Using authentic instrumentation such as Japanese shakuhachi, subtle strings, guitar and percussion, combined with his much acclaimed musical ability, Patrick has created a perfect space for the listener to unwind and escape from the increasingly difficult world in which we live.

Born of his imagination and lovingly crafted into reality Zen Garden also demonstrates perfectly that music can often provide an inspirational aid to healing, meditation and other alternative therapies.

Patrick invites you to join him on his heartfelt journey to the inspiring space that is the calm, peace and tranquillity of the Zen Garden.

I found this CD to be slightly but pleasantly hypnotic as some of the musical phrasing is repetitive and in one place is in the forefront of the piece, and in the next it can be heard gently underpinning the main composition. It induces such a state of calm that all tensions just seem to drift away on a gentle stream of sound. I became so relaxed I lost all sense of time and became part of the music – absolute bliss! A perfect gift – especially for yourself!

Review by Joan Osborne

Published by New World Music Limited  www.newworldmusic.com

ISBN: 1-84660-44—0

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by Neale Donald WalschWhen Everything Changes

I was looking forward to Neale Donald Walsch’s latest book as I have read other books of his with enjoyment.

Neale offers nine changes that can change everything and the book is divided into two parts. The first deals with the physical aspects of how we experience change, while the second deals with the metaphysical aspects.  In other words, the first looks at how the mind works, then how the soul works.

In essence, in a time of turmoil, there is always pathway to peace. It’s all about our perception of life and how we relate to it, and also our efforts to awaken to the changes and choices that we make each and every day.

I found it a most interesting read and you don’t have to be experiencing change to get something from it. You are given clues and guidance on how your mind works and how the Soul observes how we deal with our life – by combining the two we will find the inner silence and peace that we are all looking for.

Review by Sally Tyler

Published by Hodder   www.hodder.co.uk ISBN – 978-1-444-70550-8

http://www.nealedonaldwalsch.com

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by Clemence LefrevreHimalayan Salt Crystal Lamps

Natural salt crystal has been credited with a range of curative powers, from air purification to migraine relief to protection against airborne germs. Mined in the foothills of the Himalayas, where they have absorbed mineral elements that enrich them and imbue them with different colours, salt crystal lamps release healing negative ions into the air when turned on. For healing, harmony & purification there are reasons why every household or treatment room should have one or two salt crystal lamps within their environment.

Clemence’s book gives a good clear background to how rock salt, then salt crystals are formed. The discussion on the different colours of the salt lamps is thorough with clear recommendations as to which lamps should go into different rooms or for different functions, such as meditation, before going to bed, in the office, child’s room, dinning room etc.

The visualisations and the paranormal sciences made interesting reading and this book has re-ignited my desire to have a salt lamp not only in my home but also in my therapy room. As a therapist I shall be recommending to my clients that they may wish to use a lamp to help them combat the effects of stress. Salt lamps bring peace and harmony to the local environment so that we can enjoy our time while here on Mother Earth.

Review by Sally Tyler

Published by Healing Arts Press   www.healingartspress.co.uk

ISBN: 978-1-59477-309-9

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by Eileen CaddyGems of Wisdom

For many years people have relied daily on the simple teachings of Eileen Caddy’s guidance on faith, love and stillness to assist them in their meditations. This perpetual calendar brings inspirational and practical messages from her book, ‘Opening Doors Within’ to everyone seeking their true inner self and spiritual truth.

The day this calendar arrived, I had just returned from the funeral of my “baby” brother and was feeling overwhelmed and devastated by the thought that he was not around any more. In my head I knew his spirit was eternal, but my heart was weeping for his loss. I opened the calendar and the message for that day rang a bell so clear and true I could not help but be uplifted by it.

Eileen Caddy lived her life by that inner guidance that she called “the God Within” and continues to encourage us all to find our own inner direction. This calendar is a must for everyone – the messages are simple, but so very true, and each message is accompanied by an enchanting photograph of Findhorn. Peace, inspiration, comfort, guidance – all these and more are contained within this simple but profound offering.

Review by Joan Osborne

Published by Findhorn Press  www.findhornpress.com

ISBN: 978-1-84409-146-1

http://www.eileen-caddy.net

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