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Discourses and Enchiridon

Discourses and Enchiridon, Epictetus© 1967, translated W.A. Oldfather Stoicism might be introduced to the lay reader as Buddhism for the west. Students of Stoicism often take inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, given the common emphasis on mindfulness and freedom from desire. … Continue reading

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An Altar in the World

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith© 2009 Barbara Brown Taylor240 pages Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest who no longer pastors a church; for although she still finds enriching experiences inside the walls of her parish … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Handbook

The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations© 2002, translated by David and Scot Hicks.160 pages I first read Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations in 2007 and have returned to selected passages from the book time and again. The good emperor … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life: the Ancient Art of Stoic Joy© 2009 William Irvine314 pages Last year when I began to examine Stoicism in depth, having found strength in the works of Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus, I read or … Continue reading

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In Praise of Slowness

In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed © Carl Honoré 2004 310 pages I have been living philosophically for over a year now, and as time passes I am attracted more and more … Continue reading

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The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Buddhism

The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Buddhism© 2000 Jean Smith190 pages Not knowing what distinguishes Zen Buddhism from Buddhism as a whole, I decided to read this quite accessible little book about the basics. Author Jean Smith does this fairly well, … Continue reading

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Ethics for a New Millennium

Ethics for a New Millennium© 1999 Tenzin Gyatso (the XIV Dalai Lama)237 pages Every so often I encounter an author who I find to be delightful, and the Dalai Lama is one of them. I was somewhat dubious about reading … Continue reading

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The Art of Living

The Art of LivingEpictetus, translated by Sharon Lebell (© 1994)115 pages One great asset I have access to is my university library. Being a university library, its historical nonfiction offerings are far greater than any public library (except for perhaps … Continue reading

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