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Huston Remembered (1919-2016) (3 Book Special) (25% discount)

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Our beloved Huston Smith, who has enriched the lives of countless souls, left us for the Greater Life December 2016 after many years in bed, before the Threshold. On April 1, a memorial service was held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, celebrating his life of giving to us all. Many will remember Huston from his PBS series with Bill Moyers, or from his books, starting with the Religions of Man. But there were also many friends who learned not just from his inspiring writings, but from his presence as a luminous being.

Huston Remembered by his Friends 1919 to 2016: brings together, on the occasion of his memorial service, reflections and tributes of all kinds; some are from family and close friends, others are from students and associates; many are from such well known authors as Wendell Berry and Pico Iyer. But what all of these contributions do is to present a further and even deeper teaching which Huston left in all of our hearts – the teaching of the way to be and the way to die. Reading these recollections about so great a personage as Huston gives one guidance on how to actually live a more noble and beauteous life. When one reads about these qualities of being which everyone loved so much in Huston, one recognizes greater possibilities for one’s own being.

Huston Smith: WISDOMKEEPER: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? Why are we here? Is there a God? Can there be authentic mystical experience? Are Hindus and Buddhists correct that we can attain a state of enlightenment? Can psychedelic drugs give us a glimpse of it? Does religion have a viable place in the modern world? Is there a common core of values and insights among the world’s religions? Huston Smith has spent his career in a search for answers to these and other questions.

Death and Transformation: The Personal Reflections of Huston Smith DVD: This film is about Huston’s dream for the culmination of this life: self-naughting. In answer to “What teachings from the great wisdom traditions sustain you at this very threshold of your own death?” Huston Smith moves one to tears as he describes how to “die before you die” in the world’s religions starting with the ancient Greek tradition of ‘incubation’. His words and luminous presence, embellished by exquisite footage and family photographs, cannot help but deeply touch our hearts.

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Our beloved Huston Smith, who has enriched the lives of countless souls, left us for the Greater Life December 2016 after many years in bed, before the Threshold. On April 1, a memorial service was held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, celebrating his life of giving to us all. Many will remember Huston from his PBS series with Bill Moyers, or from his books, starting with the Religions of Man. But there were also many friends who learned not just from his inspiring writings, but from his presence as a luminous being.

Huston Remembered by his Friends 1919 to 2016: brings together, on the occasion of his memorial service, reflections and tributes of all kinds; some are from family and close friends, others are from students and associates; many are from such well known authors as Wendell Berry and Pico Iyer. But what all of these contributions do is to present a further and even deeper teaching which Huston left in all of our hearts – the teaching of the way to be and the way to die. Reading these recollections about so great a personage as Huston gives one guidance on how to actually live a more noble and beauteous life. When one reads about these qualities of being which everyone loved so much in Huston, one recognizes greater possibilities for one’s own being.

Huston Smith: WISDOMKEEPER: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? Why are we here? Is there a God? Can there be authentic mystical experience? Are Hindus and Buddhists correct that we can attain a state of enlightenment? Can psychedelic drugs give us a glimpse of it? Does religion have a viable place in the modern world? Is there a common core of values and insights among the world’s religions? Huston Smith has spent his career in a search for answers to these and other questions.

Death and Transformation: The Personal Reflections of Huston Smith DVD: This film is about Huston’s dream for the culmination of this life: self-naughting. In answer to “What teachings from the great wisdom traditions sustain you at this very threshold of your own death?” Huston Smith moves one to tears as he describes how to “die before you die” in the world’s religions starting with the ancient Greek tradition of ‘incubation’. His words and luminous presence, embellished by exquisite footage and family photographs, cannot help but deeply touch our hearts.

Reviews

Huston Smith is an outstanding authority on the world's religions, not only because of his far reaching knowledge of their teachings and scriptures, but also because he has put so many of them into practice, and, as we say in Tibetan Buddhism, discovered their real taste.
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
I have carried Huston Smith's "The World's Religions" with me since my 14th birthday. I cannot express adequately the depth of my gratitude to Huston Smith for influencing the trajectory of my life.
Deepak Chopra, author of War of the Worldviews
This well-made film is more than a lecture about death in various religious traditions. Huston Smith glows with a sense of calm and exuberance as he speaks of facing death. In relating the universal theme of ‘die before you die’, and in recounting the story of his own daughter’s passing, he unmistakably lives and breathes what he is teaching. His personal manner, more than his words, conveys the essence of the subject, and makes the film quite riveting. In his advanced years, Huston remains a teacher, but one who has gone beyond ‘talking the talk’.
David Lloyd Coolidge