Everyday Mind

Everyday Mind: 366 Reflections on the Buddhist Path

edited by Jean Smith, Riverhead Books, 1997

With selections from ancient texts and contemporary teachers, Everyday Mind is a solid source of fundamentals of Buddhism for novices and a “Best of Buddhism” collection for those more familiar with Buddhist practice. Contributors include Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, Joanna Macy, Joseph Goldstein, bell hooks, Paul Reps.

Breath Sweeps Mind

Breath Sweeps Mind: A First Guide to Meditation Practice

edited by Jean Smith, Riverhead Books, 1998

“The reasons why we meditate are, paradoxically, both deeply individual and profoundly universal. This is precisely why the collection of essays in "Breath Sweeps Mind" is such an effective tool for teaching mediation. Each unique voice, from Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh to American poet Gary Snyder, speaks eloquently from personal experience.”

— Editor, Gail Hudson, on selection of Breath Sweeps Mind as one of Amazon.com’s Top Ten spirituality books for 1998.

Radiant Mind

Radiant Mind: Essential Buddhism Teachings and Texts

edited by Jean Smith, Riverhead Books, 1999

Radiant Mind is a basic but thorough look at Buddhism—a collection of starting points: essential teachings and texts of the Buddha’s discourses, filled with insightful commentaries and interpretations by teachers from the time of the Buddha to contemporaries of all traditions: Eihei Dogen, Buddhaghosa, Bodhidharma, Shantideva, the Dalai Lama, Mu Soeng Sunim, Bernard Glassman, Stephen Batchelor, Ayya Khema, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, and many others.

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