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September 2006 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

At last, the September edition of our monthly newsletter. We hope that with the approaching fall season and bounty of new books available that many hours of good reading lay ahead. It is our pleasure to announce two new Parallax Press titles and offer these to you, before they are in the bookstores.

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A Mindful Way: Eight Weeks to Happiness

A Mindful Way: Eight Weeks to Happiness, by Jeanne Seward-Magee leads you through a comprehensive eight-week program designed to help you find peace and joy in the present moment. Seward-Magee uses creative teaching methods along with personal anecdotes to illustrate how simple techniques—writing, breathing, expressing gratitude, and focusing your awareness—can transform your life. This is a book for everyone interested in enriching the spirituality and happiness in their lives.

"The present moment is the most precious gift we have. A Mindful Way is a simple guide to help each of us enjoy and appreciate every moment we are given." — Thich Nhat Hanh

ISBN: 1-888375-58-2, Price $14.95, Paperback, 186 pages.

Special Offer
Parallax Press is pleased to offer A Mindful Way to our direct customers prior to its official October release date.

A Mindful Way

The Cosmos in a Carrot: A Zen Guide to Eating Well

The Cosmos in a Carrot distills the best of Buddhist wisdom, nutritional information, and health advice and combines it into an accessible guide that will change the way you think about food.

The Cosmos in a Carrot is a thoughtful guidebook that offers a total body and mind approach to nutrition. Full of practical tips and advice, including a mindful grocery list, case studies, time-management strategies, and suggested menus, this book points the way to eating and living well.

"...for people who are tired of diet books and ready to be more thoughtful about food.....making a connection between eating and the noble Buddhist truth of suffering may be revelatory."Publishers Weekly

ISBN:1-888375-60-4, Price $14.95, Paperback, 204 pages.

Special Offer
Parallax Press is pleased to offer The Cosmos in a Carrot to our direct customers prior to its official November release date.

The Cosmos In A Carrot

H.H. Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh Bless Hollywood Movie Project

Los Angeles--On Monday, September 11, 2006, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh were at the Beverly Hills Peninsula Hotel to formally give their blessing to the just launched World Peace Through Cinema Initiative. Created by M Films, a new production company, the first film in the initiative will be an adaptation of Thich Nhat Hanh’s best-selling narrative of the life of the Buddha, Old Path White Clouds (Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1991) into a major motion picture titled Buddha.

Also present at the blessing were actors Sharon Stone, Robert Downey, Jr., Goldie Hawn, Laurence Fishburne, and Victoria Principal. Those signed on to work with the film include Hollywood Producer Michael Shane (I, Robot and Catch Me If You Can) and screenwriter David S. Ward (The Sting and Sleepless in Seattle).

The event began with a ceremony for the victims of September 11, 2001, including adding candles to a fountain containing 2973 pebbles, one for each victim of the World Trade Center attacks, and chanting to the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

Thich Nhat Hanh said of Old Path White Clouds, “It is a manual for the practice of peace” and said he supported the World Peace Through Cinema Initiative because “Awakening must be collective in order for the world to be saved.”

H.H. the Dalai Lama added, “From Buddha's life story, maybe you'll get inspiration.” “Our intention is not the propagation of Buddhism, but helping the world.”

Old Path White Clouds

Zen Noir

The award-winning Buddhist mystery from Marc Rosenbush offers a strange, funny, and poignant exploration of loss and impermanence. The film opens September 15th in San Francisco, September 22nd in Los Angeles, and in several more cities throughout the fall. Filmmaker Marc Rosenbush, a long time student of Thich Nhat Hanh's, will speak and answer questions at screenings in select cities. For theatre locations and to view the trailer, visit:

Zen Noir

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In peace,
Travis, Martha, Terry, Rachel, Heidi, Sophie