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    BUDDHIST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS Unitarian Universalist (UU) experience with Buddhism is rich and varied. We find inspiration in stories from Buddhist traditions, Buddhist meditation practices, and contemporary teachers like Sharon Salzberg and Thich Nhat Hanh. Many congregations have Buddhist meditation groups; we have over 100 local UU sanghas.

    A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life: Santideva. There is nothing more deeply revered or widely practiced than this guide.. Composed in the 8th C by the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it ia a classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities, and its renown has grown ever since. Presents methods to harmonize one's life with the ideal and inspires the to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.

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    Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser by Lewis Richmond. Everything changes. For Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the life journey itself.

    The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts. Provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the ancient Hindu philosophy of Vedanta to help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe. In this mind-opening and revelatory work, Watts has crafted a primer on what it means to be human—and a manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.

    Books by Gil Fronsdal (on Amazon)

    The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime: Tales of Compassion and Kindness for You to Read with Your Child - to Delight and Inspire by Dharmachari Nagaraja. Weaves a thrilling narrative spell while conveying basic life lessons that will nurture children, calm their anxieties, and help them find peace and confidence; gently teaching kids to speak kindly and truthfully, behave with compassion, and think selflessly.

    Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire by Dharmachari Nagaraja. 20 thoroughly modern retellings of ancient Buddhist tales give parents a fun, low-pressure way to impart wisdom and moral guidance without preaching. Each story highlights a moral or ethical dilemma that echoes those that children face in their own lives, providing insight and enlightenment that they can use to defuse trying situations.

    Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh. covers a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. They are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication.

    Daughters of Dolma. An inside look at a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in Nepal. And at IMDB:

    God as the Ground of Being: Tillich and Buddhism in Dialogue: The impact of Paul Tillich's theology on a Christian - Buddhist dialogue by Jeffrey Small. The traditional Christian view of God as a supernatural deity creating the universe and man from nothing often has a difficult time finding common ground for a discussion on the nature of human suffering and the path to human salvation with the non-theistic tradition of Buddhism.

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    A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery by Kevin Griffin. Shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces accessed through meditation and inquiry. Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of sobriety.

    One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin. presents potent ancient techniques for finding calm and clarity and offers a vision of a Higher Power not tied to traditional Western Judeo-Christian concepts. One Breath at a Time, describes the convergence of two vital traditions, one ancient, the other contemporary, and shows how they are working together to create a rich spiritual path for our times.

    Meditation Now or Never, Steve Hagen. Strips away the cultural and religious jargon surrounding meditation and provides an accessible and thorough manual for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Inside you will find: •Simple practices to avoid needlessly complicating meditation •Where most of us get stuck in meditation—and how to get unstuck •A unique focus on meditation not simply as a spiritual technique, but as a way of living

    Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being by Thich Nhat Hanh. Based on yoga and tai chi movements, these simple, effective exercises reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. The ten routines are designed to be easily accessible and can be performed by people of all ages and all body types, whether they’re familiar with mindful practices or not. Youtube Video also:

    Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism by Rita M. Gross. Surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future.