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Author : Simhananda
If you enjoy sculpture or photography, and want to see some really beautiful photos of ancient art that you very possibly haven’t seen before, then give this one a look.
Weekly Buddhism
A universal book; a work of art designed for people of all levels of spiritual understanding.
The Buddhist Channel
This powerful Book of Photography unveils the changing face of Buddhism throughout the ages.
Entree Magazine
Author : Simhananda
Emaho Tibet!: Blessings from the Land of the Snows initially caught my eye because I love the Buddhist philosophy, and I have always wanted to see Tibet. I never pictured Tibet this way, and it gave me a whole new perspective on the land. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Tibet.
Luxury Reading
Thoroughly informed and informative, a delight to simply browse through, “Emaho Tibet!: Blessings from the Land of the Snows” is enhanced with the inclusion of 250 color photographic plates, making it an enduringly popular and very highly recommended addition to personal and community library Travel and Buddhist Studies collections.
Midwest Book Review
A beautiful book of photography and spiritual epithets.
Tenzin Palmo
I am honoured to receive the book Emaho Tibet. It is visually stunning but I am equally grateful for the script that helps focus and guide me through the images. Well done.
David Suzuki
This “photographic pilgrimage of ongoing spirituality” is an homage to “marvelous” Tibet. The many dozens of stunning photographs of the land and people are often accompanied with Buddhist wisdom and teaching “as a means to transmit certain secrets, revelations, and meditations, thereby allowing for a greater comprehension of the game that is life”.
ForeWord Reviews
Author : Simhananda
Short meditations invite young ones to breathe slowly, relax, and imagine the Light moving throughout the body.
Light of Consciousness magazine
This CD and booklet present a guided meditation that teaches young children skills for calming and quieting the mind and body.
The CD is enjoyable to listen to and the tracks are short, which helps the child to do a short 2 or 3 minute meditation at a time.
Frédérique Laliberté, Radio Ville-Marie
Author : Simhananda
Simhananda invites the reader to relax and let the photos speak for themselves. They have their own Truth to convey and communicate. The photographs in this volume of transformative photography are somewhat like little wake-up calls or soul-ar beams rousing us into a greater wakefulness.
Photography News Articles
Superb photos. The photographer has an excellent eye for capturing unusual and provocative imagery. It's an interesting collection of art … could be used as a meditative aid. …an elegance that leads from the cover into the main body - which is simply gorgeous.
Benjamin Franklin Awards Judge
Author : Klaire D. Roy
...written in a simple and accessible tone, this book conveys to readers the transformative potential alive in quartz...
The Edge Magazine
Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout, "Quartztherapy: The Medicine of the Future" is thoroughly 'reader friendly' in tone, commentary, organization and presentation making it very highly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Alternative Medicine collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
Midwest Book Review
...this isn't just another guide to understanding how crystals are therapeutic. It considers the science behind the therapies and treatments and tells how to get the most out of various therapeutic applications with quartz.
California Bookwatch
Quartztherapy by Klaire D. Roy makes an important contribution in the field of alternative medicinal protocols. Overall, this book is a very meaningful treatise on the mechanics of managing the etheric body. The presentation focuses on the etheric body and internalities with less emphasis on external factors which may prevent, influence or limit progress on an individual's quality of life spiritually, physically and in the psychic domain...
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
Author : Simhananda
Simhananda’s latest book shows us how to consciously activate our own Inner Light, which inevitably helps us connect with the Light of the Soul. The book’s format is quite simple: 308 original questions each one using the word LIGHT, yet the introspection they bring upon the reader is quite authentic, profound and mysteriously peaceful.
Travel Video News
In these troubled times, Simhananda's book comes at the right time to help us attach less value to the ephemeral material reality and reorient ourselves towards the Spirit, the essential of life, our inner being.
ABC of
Author : Klaire D. Roy
The Circle of Initiates will surprise readers with its in depth analysis of key people in world history over the past several thousand years.
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
Let yourself be surprised and guided through the layers of discovery hidden behind the faces of these Initiates, whose presence has influenced and is continuing to influence the whole of humanity.
The Edge Magazine
I couldn't stop reading this book. Putting the information into the context of how things have transpired for some, was illuminating.
Benjamin Franklin Award Judge
The Circle of Initiates Past and Present features over a hundred persons and comes from the thoughts of Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul, whose "who's who" of famous and celebrated figures gathers some unusual facts about each individual and why they appear in this collection. Bill Gates, for one example, would seem an unlikely inclusion in a new age consideration of notable world figures past and present, but his various incarnations as a mathematician and scientist include that of a Buddhist monk. Elvis Presley here is mentioned as a reincarnation of Puccini, and is set to reincarnate again in the future; while Roy Orbison, a gifted musician, had lived two prior lives as a castrato but harbors an ongoing desire over various incarnations to "sing like an angel". Intriguing and packed with insights, any reader of reincarnation literature will find The Circle of Initiates Past and Present quite a different biographical collection and perspective.
California Bookwatch, January 2017
A unique and inherently fascinating study, "The Circle of Initiates: Past and Present" is a consistently compelling read from beginning to end. Informed and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, persistently engaging and occasionally inspiring, "The Circle of Initiates: Past and Present" is very highly recommended for personal reading lists, and would prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library collections.
Small Press Boowatch, November 2016
Author : Simhananda
The timeless wisdom of a Tibetan Buddhism master is superbly preserved and presented in this classic work.
Midwest Book Reviews
It is beautifully done and a real contribution to litterature. I have been recommending the book to my students.
Lama Surya Das
B. Simhananda seeks to bring Gampopa’s Sublime Considerations to a new generation. To some extent the entries have been expanded or updated to make the material more relevant to modern life. However, as with all such enlighten material, the original voice is clear and untouched by time.
TCM Reviews
Author : Simhananda
Volume two of the Sublime Considerations series continues the natural flow experienced in the first volume. While this volume is somewhat smaller than the first one, I would say that the material is somewhat more demanding. For it is in these entries that we really begin our personal journey.
TCM Review
It is an amazing and valuable book on Buddhist Studies, meditation and how one journeys on the spiritual path. This book belongs in librairies and bookstores around the world where sincere seekers can access it.
Benjamin Franklin Awards Judge
The Great Golden Garland of Gampopa's Sublime Consideration on the Supreme Path contains plenty of wisdom for spirituality and Buddhist readers to consider in own search for learning and understanding in our very confusing and hard to understand world.
Midwest Book Reviews
Author : Sri Adi Dadi
Visually stunning, creative, wonderful. I have always wanted such a beautiful guide book for yoga.
Benjamin Franklin Awards Judge
Author : Simhananda
Intriguing. There are some interesting aspects to this book. I appreciate the diversity of the subject matter. Turning the pages I feel like I am traveling to adventurous place all over the planet. …a very creative concept… stunning pictures...
Benjamin Franklin Awards Judge
Author : Simhananda
Awesome beauty, striking images sending you on a voyage through nature. Much illustrated by a photographer who certainly is no beginner, he knows to how to bring us back the essential… Moments of reflections and communication with nature throughout the world.
Suzanne Ferland, CTB-TV
Transformative photography embarks the viewer upon a symbolic journey, and picture by picture, step by step, invites the beholder, despite himself, to reflect more deeply and maybe, just maybe, commit himself to nurturing a more wholesome attitude.
The transformative photographer demonstrates the very idea that ‘ordinariness’, is really nothing short of ‘extraordinary’.
Apogee Photo Magazine