The Gods Drink Whiskey

The Gods Drink Whiskey

Author: Stephen T. Asma

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: 2006-04-25

Total Pages: 290

ISBN-13: 0060834501

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Buddhism, Booze, and the Four Noble Truths


Nectar of the Gods

Nectar of the Gods

Author: Liv Albert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2022-04-12

Total Pages: 160

ISBN-13: 1507218001

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Sip sweet libations worthy of the Gods with these Greek myth–inspired concoctions based on all your favorite Gods and Goddesses. Care for Hestia’s Old Fashioned? Want to fall in love with Eros on the Beach? How about the Bacchic Muddled Maenad sangria, topped with a blood orange; or maybe a Labooze of Heracles—made with plenty of strong whiskey? In Nectar of the Gods, you can sip Greek mythology-themed drinks while you enjoy your favorite ancient tales (or mythological retellings) with this collection of delicious and fun cocktails written by Liv Albert, host of the popular podcast Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!. Now you can discover new creations along with all your favorites and drink like the God or Goddess you know you are.


Why I Am a Buddhist

Why I Am a Buddhist

Author: Stephen T. Asma

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

Published: 2011-01-01

Total Pages: 194

ISBN-13: 1612830412

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Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life? For Asma, the answers are to be found in Buddhism. There have been a lot of books that have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this book fresh and exciting is Asma’s iconoclasm, irreverence, and hardheaded approach to the subject. He is distressed that much of what passes for Buddhism is really little more than “New Age mush.” He asserts that it is time to “take the California out of Buddhism.” He presents a spiritual practice that does not require a belief in creeds or dogma. It is a practice that is psychologically sound, intellectually credible, and esthetically appealing. It is a practice that does not require a diet of brown rice, burning incense, and putting both your mind and your culture in deep storage. In seven chapters, Asma builds the case for a spiritual practice that is authentic, and inclusive. This is Buddhism for everyone, especially for people who are uncomfortable with religion but yearn for a spiritual practice.


Buddha For Beginners

Buddha For Beginners

Author: Asma, Stephen T

Publisher: For Beginners, LLC

Published: 2015-05-19

Total Pages: 178

ISBN-13: 1939994330

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Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person—a radical—who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha For Beginners introduces the reader to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life, and to the fascinating philosophical debates that engaged him and formed the core of Buddhism. Buddha For Beginners compares Buddha’s philosophy with those of his contemporaries, the later Buddhist schools, and Western Philosophy. The book includes a survey, distinguishing the philosophical differences among later schools of Buddhism, such as Theravada, Madhyamaika, Tantric, Zen, and others. Buddha For Beginners is not a book you read, it is a book you experience. It makes you stop and close your eyes. Through some magical combination of words, drawings, and intuitive wisdom, Buddha For Beginners conveys not only the facts of Buddhism, but the peace, the silence...the feel of it. It is historically accurate, spiritually challenging, and the white spaces mean as much as the words.


Raw Spirit

Raw Spirit

Author: Iain Banks

Publisher: Random House

Published: 2013-09-30

Total Pages: 384

ISBN-13: 144818343X

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A fascinating journey through Scotland's famous distilleries with legendary author Iain Banks No true Scotsman can resist the allure of the nation's whisky distilleries. In an absorbing voyage as interesting to non-drinkers as to true whisky connoisseurs, sci-fi and literary author Iain Banks explores the rich heritage of Scottish whisky, from the largest and most famous distilleries to the smallest, most obscure operations. Whisky is more than a drink: it's a culture, a binder that joins together people, places and products far across Scotland's rugged terrain. Switching from cars to ferries to bicycles, Banks crisscrosses his homeland, weaving an engrossing narrative from the strange people, fascinating traditions, and downright bizarre places he encounters on his journey down Scotland's great golden road.


How to Drink Whiskey

How to Drink Whiskey

Author: Carlo DeVito

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

Published: 2024-04-02

Total Pages: 193

ISBN-13: 1400341728

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This comprehensive guide to whiskey appreciation teaches you everything you need to know, from selecting the perfect bottle to savoring its complex flavors and aromas. Whiskey is more than just a drink--it's a cultural icon, steeped in history and tradition. But for many, knowing how to appreciate whiskey can be a daunting task. That's where this book comes in. Discover the basics of whiskey-making, the art of distilling, aging, and blending. Learn about the different types of whiskey, their origins, and how to read a whiskey label like a pro. Inside you'll find three whiskey cocktail recipes for each featured type of whiskey. Delve into the nuanced world of flavor profiling with valuable tips on identifying the unique flavors and aromas of different whiskeys. From the smoky richness of peated Scotch to the sweet caramel notes of bourbon, you'll learn how to savor each sip and fully appreciate the complexity of this celebrated spirit. This is an essential resource for any whiskey lover. Engaging insights on notable distilleries and distillers will help you enjoy whiskey like never before. So pour yourself a dram, settle in, and let How to Drink Whiskey be your guide on this rewarding journey to the heart of whiskey country.


Buddha For Beginners

Buddha For Beginners

Author: Stephen T. Asma

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

Published: 2015-04-15

Total Pages: 178

ISBN-13: 1939994349

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Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person—a radical—who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha For Beginnersintroduces the reader to the historical Buddha, to the ideas that made him change his life, and to the fascinating philosophical debates that engaged him and formed the core of Buddhism. Buddha For Beginners compares Buddha’s philosophy with those of his contemporaries, the later Buddhist schools, and Western Philosophy. The book includes a survey, distinguishing the philosophical differences among later schools of Buddhism, such as Theravada, Madhyamaika, Tantric, Zen, and others. Buddha For Beginners is not a book you read, it is a book you experience. It makes you stop and close your eyes. Through some magical combination of words, drawings, and intuitive wisdom, Buddha For Beginners conveys not only the facts of Buddhism, but the peace, the silence...the feel of it. It is historically accurate, spiritually challenging, and the white spaces mean as much as the words.


Down in Tennessee and Back by Way of Ric

Down in Tennessee and Back by Way of Ric

Author: Edmund Kirke

Publisher: Applewood Books

Published: 2008-12

Total Pages: 318

ISBN-13: 1429015101

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