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Summary: The fifteen year realization of a cinematic dream that presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world's problems.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DAL

Summary: Buddhism challenges some of the most important Western ideas about God, human life, and the self. In Buddhism, there is no single almighty God who created the world. Instead, Buddhism teaches that all of life is suffering, and there is no permanent self. Moreover, it teaches that in accepting that all life is suffering, bliss can be achieved in this life. Buddhism's core philosophy that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 GRE

Nhat Hanh

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 1996

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Kamenetz, Rodger

Contents: Sparks -- Flames -- Roadblocks -- Heights -- Blessings -- Contact -- The angel of Tibet and the angel of the Jews -- Always remind -- Debating monks and angels -- Shabbat Shalom and Tashe Delek -- Jewish Buddhists, Buddhist Jews -- JUBUs in America -- Tibetan intellectuals, Tibetan orphans -- An interview with the oracle -- Secret doors -- Tantra and Kabbalah -- Survival strategies -- One last...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 296.3 KAM

Leloup, Jean-Yves.

Contents: Pt. 1. The way of meditation. Zen and Hesychasm -- Transmission : the Samaritan woman -- The practice of Hesychast meditation : posture, orientation, breathing, invocation, centered in the heart -- Pt. 2. The way of compassion. What is a bodhisattva? -- The Dhammapada and the Gospels -- The vow of compassion -- The practice of compassion -- Impurities of the mind -- The five motivations : the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inner Traditions 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.2 LEL

Peerman, Gordon

Contents: Big mind, big medicine -- The cry for help -- Beyond belief -- Quiet ambition -- An instrument of peace -- Meeting our edges -- Beginning anew -- The dharma of dying -- Mobile loaves and fishes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skylight Paths Pub. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 PEE

Haass, Richard.

Summary: "A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea present serious challenges to our national security. But the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad-but from within. Burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and an outdated immigration system have resulted in a country less...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 HAA

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Snow Lion Publications 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 DAL

Summary: Satisfying one's hunger is a primal act which most Westerners never connect to global issues. But the diets and farming systems of wealthy countries can be directly linked to starvation in the underdeveloped world. This program sheds light on the international tragedy of hunger and malnutrition, emphasizing that the problem is one of distribution, not production. Filmed in Asia, South America,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Although more than 12,000 organic farms operate in the United States, increasing demand for organically grown food requires substantial imports from abroad. This program delves into the world of sustainable, eco-friendly agriculture; it also highlights advances that should eventually enable all Americans to "act locally" when they shop for organic food. George Siemon, founder and CEO of Organic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Scottish fishermen have trawled for cod in the North Sea for generations. Under new European Union laws, many families are being forced out of the trade. This Wide Angle documentary poignantly depicts a year in the life of Fraserburgh, a hard-hit community caught between E.U. policies designed to preserve fish stocks and the need to earn a living. Showing how commercial overfishing has...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: According to Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at London's City University, future wars may be fought specifically over agricultural resources. Given the present volatility of food prices and the riots they provoked in 2008, his theory seems to be on the mark. This program assesses the potential for a global food crisis as it guides viewers through issues involving climate change, oil...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: What, exactly, is religion? Why does one religious tradition often differ so markedly from another? Why--despite their common source--are the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam so different? What kinds of factors separate the beliefs of a Hindu or Buddhist from the 'people of the book' and from other sects of Hindus or Buddhists? Religion affects everyone's life, whether...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2008

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 291 COM
Call number: DVD 291 COM

Summary: The history of the banana trade is as politically loaded as that of coffee or oil-and yet it has received scant media attention over the decades. This documentary addresses that information void, exploring links between corporate power, Western governments, and developing nations that are heavily dependent on banana production as a result of colonial and post-colonial influences. Viewers gain...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: More than a decade after NAFTA went into effect, many Mexicans are worse off than before. What went wrong, and why? Focusing on the clothing industry, this program goes straight to the experts south of the border-a shop owner, a factory manager, employees under constant threat of layoff, and an economics professor-to find out. A general inability to compete with Chinese manufacturing is blamed,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This edition of Frontline takes viewers inside the iconic Abu Ghraib prison and investigates the path that led to torture techniques being used against Iraqi detainees there as well as prisoners in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Through interviews with policy makers, government interrogators, and interrogation subjects, this video examines a policy born out of fear and anger and tracks...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Gerges, Fawaz A.

Summary: "During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to distance the United States from the neoconservative foreign policy legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush, and usher in a new era of a global, interconnected world. More than two years have passed since his inauguration, and the reality of President Obama's approach is in stark contrast to the ebullient and optimistic image that he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 GER

Summary: City planning that puts people before cars, sculptural museums that are as artistic as the masterpieces they contain, commercial spaces that redefine retail—these are some of the paradigm-shaking ideas of today’s architects at work. This compilation of recent NewsHour segments introduces viewers to Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Vincent Scully, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: What is the relationship between a country's natural assets and its economic power? Does wealth in raw materials alone lead to monetary wealth? What are the dangers of relying on finite supplies? This program explores economic questions surrounding the management of-and international competition for-natural resources. Describing the process by which nations translate the products of their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Growing affluence in Asia, economic development in Eastern Europe, and new approaches to natural resources in Africa-all are major influences on the global financial landscape and all provide ample demonstrations of the IMF at work. This program guides viewers through the history, mission, and real-world impact of the International Monetary Fund. Topics (all with an IMF focus) include China's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Hardy, Grant

Summary: "[This series] is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East's most influential philosphers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, [the student will be introduced to] the men and women responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, Sufism, and Buddhism."--Www.thegreatcourses.com.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2011

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE
Call number: DVD 109 GRE

Busch, Colleen Morton.

Summary: An account of how five monks saved the U.S.'s oldest Zen Buddhist monastery describes the monastery's location in a remote area that was plagued by hundreds of wildfires in 2008 and the monks' decision to remain behind when even firefighters were evacuated.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.37 BUS

Doyle, Don Harrison

Summary: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed 'perish from the earth.' In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 DOY

Summary: By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted--by frauds, fakes, and legions of new, untested chemicals--all threatening the health of consumers across the country. Based on the critically acclaimed book by Deborah Blum, it tells the story of crusading government chemist Harvey Washington Wiley, the man who led the pure food movement against the food...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV POI

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