Welcome to the Spiritual Sangha Shop. These are books and things that can keep you peaceful and happy.
Yoga Mind: Journey Beyond the Physical by Suzan Colón. My new book is a 30-day program designed to help you get happier and less stressed with the spiritual tools of Yoga. These 30 Yoga tools aren’t physical exercises; they’re different ways of thinking, meditating, and acting to bring the bliss you feel on the mat into every area of your life. Even if you’ve never done Yoga before, this book will put you on a path of mindfulness and happiness.
Faith: Trusting in Your Own Deepest Experience by Sharon Salzberg: Beautiful personal stories about Sharon’s path to a faith that sustains and nurtures in good times and bad. Excellent for anyone looking for a more open concept of faith, or who may be struggling with their current concept of a higher power.
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön: When I worked at The Oprah Magazine, I noticed that many of the editors had this timeless classic on their shelves. I later had the honor of editing Oprah’s interview with Ani Pema. This book is one of the first I know of that tells the truth about life—that it is not always easy or fair, but even still, it is precious and beautiful. Wisdom that will write itself on your heart.
At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk’s Life by Thich Nhat Hanh: The renowned Buddhist teacher writes with grace matched only by his humility. Thay, as he’s known to his students all over the world, has been a phenomenal force of Karuna—compassion in action. He saved hundreds of refugees from drowning at sea and persecution by government regimes; he was a friend and compatriot with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet Thay tells these stories only to illustrate the great lessons we can learn and practice in our regular lives to create peace.
Take Your Time: The Wisdom of Slowing Down by Eknath Easwaran: Written many years ago, this sensible, practical spiritual guide to focus is more useful, and necessary, than ever. Written by the author of many great books on Yogic philosophy, Easwaran puts forth a simple directive: Focus, do what you are doing well, and time creates itself, rather than being lost in our erratic, easily distracted attention spans. A must for anyone who feels overwhelmed on a regular basis.