Philosophy

Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment book cover

Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment

Robert Wright

294.342 /Wright
Nonfiction, Self Help, Health, Science, Philosophy

Author Robert Wright shows how Buddhist meditative practice can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and deepen your appreciation of beauty and other people. -- Adapted from book jacket.

Mykle's picture

A fantastic look at the scientific aspects of Buddhism, specifically mindfulness meditation. -Mykle

The bullet journal method : track the past, order the present, design the future book cover

The bullet journal method : track the past, order the present, design the future

Ryder Carroll

640.43 /Carroll
Self Help, Philosophy

For years Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. He developed the Bullet Journal, and it helped him become consistently focused and effective. Now he shows readers how the Bullet Journal method can help you weed out distractions and focus your time and energy in pursuit of what's truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. -- adapted from back cover

Casey's picture

The Bullet Journal Method is a great way to get organized as we move into 2021. I'm so glad I've re-read it throughout this year, and am heading back to tackle a few sections once more before the New Year. -Casey

Love, Z book cover

Love, Z

Jessie Sima

jE Sima
Picture Books, Fantasy, Travel, Adventure, Philosophy, LGBTQ+

A little robot named Z finds a message in a bottle signed, "Love, Beatrice" and, unable to learn what love is from other robots, sets out on a quest to find the answer.

Casey's picture

Z sets out on a quest to find out what "love" is. On the journey Z might just find a place in your heart. -Casey

Spiritual guides : pathfinders in the desert book cover

Spiritual guides : pathfinders in the desert

Fred R. (Fred Reinhard) Dallmayr

230 /Dallmayr
Religion, Philosophy

"In Spiritual Guides: Pathfinders in the Desert, Fred Dallmayr challenges the "desert character" of modern culture. Political and economic corruption, incessant warmongering, spoliation of natural resources, and, above all, mindless consumerism and greedy self-satisfaction are all symptoms of what he contends is an expanding wasteland or desert where everything creative and nourishing decays and withers. Through an alternative interpretation of Nietzsche's saying "the desert grows," this book calls for spiritual renewal, invoking in particular four prominent guides or pathfinders in the desert: Paul Tillich, Raimon Panikkar, Thomas Merton, and Pope Francis. What links all four guides together is the view of spiritual life as an itinerarium, a pathway along difficult and often uncharted roads."

Candice's picture

Thoughtful advice from four prominent thinkers, about cultivating and protecting spirituality in a world that can seem overly-consumerist and bereft at the same time. -Candice

Do nothing & do everything : an illustrated new Taoism book cover

Do nothing & do everything : an illustrated new Taoism

Qiguang Zhao

299.514 /Zhao
Philosophy

"This introduction to ancient Taoism utilizes stories and illustrations to convey the subtle ideas that go beyond language as the author applies the Taoist Wu Wei (do nothing) and Wu Bu Wei (do everything) to modern life"--Provided by publisher.

Heidi K's picture

This book is a very interesting introduction to Taoist philosophy. It has pictures too! It's very fun to read, and provides plenty to think about. -Heidi K