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Praise from a Sumeru author

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From time to time, I get thank you letters from Sumeru authors. Here's the latest... "I’ve said it before, but I will say it again. Thank you. This has been the most productive and enjoyable process with a publisher I have ever encountered.  I truly appreciate your dedication and also your openness to engage, discuss, suggest, and listen." John W. Traphagan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Professor, Human Dimensions of Organizations, Fellow, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Professorship in Japanese Studies, University of Texas at Austin His book, Embracing Uncertainty: Future Jazz, That 13th Century Buddhist Monk, and the Invention of Cultures is...

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Embracing Uncertainty, coming soon

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EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY: Future Jazz, That 13th Century Buddhist Monk, and the Invention of Cultures. An anthropological memoir of the author’s experiences in Japan and other places to explore ideas of uncertainty and undifferentiation as they relate to ethics and culture. The book threads a discussion of jazz improvisation as metaphor for the human experience and the ongoing process of change that is the world. The Zen monk in the subtitle is Dōgen, who figures prominently in the book. John Traphagan is a professor of Religious Studies and Anthropology at the University of Texas Austin. The book is illustrated by Amane...

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This Fragile Planet proofs

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The editor and designer of our new book, This Fragile Planet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Environment got their proofs today, where they live in Asia. Here's the picture they sent me. I love it!

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The Ox Herder's Diary

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My latest column for Buddhistoor Global... THE OX HERDER'S DIARY

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This Fragile Planet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Environment

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Coming soon! 11 x 8.5, 120 pages, full colour throughout. An ethical approach to dealing with the urgent issues of climate change and taking care of our delicate ecosystems. This Fragile Planet features 80 inspiring quotations from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on environment, matched with 120 eye-catching photos and visuals from a dozen professional photographers — all carefully curated and edited by Tibet expert Michael Buckley. The book lays out the vision of His Holiness concerning secular ethics and environmental protection, great respect for all living beings, the importance of interdependence, and the concept of universal responsibility for protecting...

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