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Summary: Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Grandson of legendary Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, and trained by Irving Penn to become a photographer, Nicholas' life changed drastically upon meeting a Tibetan master, one of the teachers of the Dalai Lama.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MON

Behl, Benoy K.

Summary: In 1819, a group of British soldiers on a hunting expedition chanced upon the Ajanta caves, lying in the horseshoe-shaped ravine of a river some 200 miles northeast of Bombay. Ranging in date from the second century BC to the sixth century AD, the paintings and sculptures that they found there now rank among the world's most important cultural treasures. Since the rediscovery of the caves,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 1998

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 751.73 BEH

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

Dillon, Michael

Summary: "Now available for the first time--more than 50 years after it was written--is the memoir of Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915-62), the British doctor and Buddhist monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender, and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking 1946 book Self : A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology. Here...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fordham University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DILLON, MICHAEL DIL

Sherab Ling (Monastery : Himachal Pradesh, India)

Contents: Mahamudra lineage prayer & meditation -- Mahakala puja. Invocation and offering to Mahakala ; Receiving blessings and dedicating the merit to world peace and harmony.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Naxos World [distributor] 2003

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/ASIAN SHE

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

Kerouac, Jack

Summary: Though raised Catholic, in the early 1950s Jack Kerouac became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that would have a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and their expression in his writing. Published for the first time in book form, this is Kerouac's retelling of the story of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

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Chopra, Deepak.

Summary: An account of the life of the Buddha traces his spiritual journey while explaining how his experiences and teachings have changed the world and continue to influence every facet of life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CHO

Summary: A bureaucrat becomes a suburban guru who marries a follower with a son who's a punk rocker named Charlie Hero. Consequently, the guru's son is propelled from his bland life into a series of erotic experiences in London. Set to a backdrop of politics, fashion, music, drugs, morality and race, Karim must negotiate adolescence, a dysfunctional family and his own sexuality, as he seeks...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2008

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Tezuka, Osamu

Summary: In this third volume of the fictional biography of Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha, Prince Siddhartha undergoes hardship and ordeals in his search for enlightenment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vertical 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 TEZ

Tezuka, Osamu

Summary: This second volume of the fictional biography of Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha, covers his upbringing and early manhood. Unhappy with the injustice of the caste system, the prince leaves his life of luxury to find a way to fight it. He marries and fathers a child, but unable to live in his luxurious palace, he cuts off his hair and departs into the wilderness to become a monk.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vertical, Inc. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 TEZ

Phillips, Charles.

Summary: An introduction to myths of ancient India features commentary on tales about the divinities, the ten incarnations of Vishnu, and female figures prevalent in the legends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 294.5 PHI

Cobb, Daniel M.

Summary: Join the Smithsonian Institution to discover the rich history of native Americans.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.004 NAT
Call number: DVD 970.004 NAT

Lelyveld, Joseph.

Summary: In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex, conflicted feelings about his place in Indian history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA LEL

Gyuto Monks

Contents: Yamantaka (27:44) -- Mahakala (26:58) -- #2 for Gaia (9:17).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rykodisc 1989

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/ASIAN GYU

Loori, John Daido.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dharma Communications 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.35 LOO

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

Rahman, A. R.

Contents: Chaiyya chaiyya -- Jiya jale -- Dil se re -- E Ajnabi -- Thayya thayya -- Satrangi re.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Venus 2009

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SM DIL

Rich, Katherine Russell.

Summary: At a time when her life seemed to be crumbling, Rich took on a writing assignment in India, where she was seduced by the idea of trying to speak Hindi, the language she heard swirling all around her. In a rash moment, she determined she would go live and study in the ancient city of Udaipur. That decision led to unexpected reclamation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RICH, KATHERINE RUSSELL RIC

Nhất Hạnh

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Summary: "A new gift edition of the classic guide to meditation and mindfulness, featuring archival photography and beautiful calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh. Since its publication in 1975, The Miracle of Mindfulness has been cherished by generations of readers for its eloquent and useful introduction to the practice of meditation. Readers interested in an introduction to Buddhist thought, as well as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2016

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Summary: "Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the 'people's poet,' is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN COU

Barber, Terry

Contents: Gandhi's decision -- Early years -- Life in South Africa -- Gandhi's beliefs -- Life in India -- Gandhi's protests -- Gandhi's flame -- Glossary -- Talking about the book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grass Roots Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA BAR

Contents: Sangwa dFupa (41:18) -- Mahakala (18:31).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Elektra/Nonesuch 1988

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/ASIAN TIB

Muesse, Mark W. (Mark William)

Summary: Provides an overview of Hinduism and discusses why Hinduism is perhaps the most diverse religion of all. Covers topics such as arranged marriages and the caste system, the Indus Valley Civilization, the sacred writings in the Vedas, the Bhagavad-gita, and the Upanishads, ritual purity rites, the Aryan language of Sanskrit, and Hinduism's rejection of the notion that there is but one path to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.5 GRE