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posted Dec 17, 2012, 2:36 PM by Five Stones
Dear Reader, 

With the end of another year approaching, we encourage you to find some quiet time for looking deeply and bringing joyful reflection to our daily lives. Here at Parallax, we are appreciating the rainy winter season and holiday time together with our sangha of readers. If you missed our in-office book sale (or were too far way to take advantage of it), please go to our website
 for special feature title discounts. 

Here are two new, wonderful books that help us discover and awaken the joy within ourselves, our families, communities, at work and at home. 

How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day
Thich Nhat Hanh


In Work, Thich Nhat Hanh presents mindfulness practices for modern life that will help readers make fulfilling choices about livelihood and ethical work. With advice and proven techniques for creating happiness throughout the day, Work encourages readers to use mindful leadership to develop positive and healthy environments in the workplace and at home. For those who want to reduce stress, increase fulfillment and find ways to work mindfully, this book offers simple and effective guidelines for daily practice. 

ISBN: 978-1-937006-20-4, Paperback, 120 pages, Parallax Press. 
Special Offer: 25% 
Discount Valid until: 01/12/13 


"Practical, wise, and deeply compassionate, Work offers us a path for discovering the joy and inspiration that lies at the very heart of our household, livelihood, and daily routines." 

Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader

"Work is a practical handbook for those who seek sanity and serenity at work. I love the beautiful simplicity of his teachings and the clarity they produce in my mind." 

BJ Gallager, coauthor of Being Buddha at Work

"Thich Nhat Hanh has invited the world into mindfulness for generations. His latest gift is a call to return to the moment at work and throughout the day. Work gives us an opening into the happiness available in the here and now. Others may lecture, others may advise; Thich Nhat Hanh invites. I am grateful; you will be as well." 

Franz Metcalf, author of What Would Buddha Do?

Awakening Joy

10 Steps to Happiness
James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander

awakening joy

Awakening Joy is far more than just another book about happiness. James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander show that true happiness is about opening to the natural joy that lives inside each of us, all the time. Using time-tested practices to train the mind to learn new ways of thinking, Awakening Joy shares proven techniques for getting through hard times and keeping our hearts open while finding authentic experiences of joy regardless of the external circumstances.


Filled with inviting stories, exercises, and practical advice, relevant to people of all faiths or no faith at all, Awakening Joy will guide you on a journey to well-being, and chart a path to an enriching and meaningful engagement with life.

Awakening Joy

10 Steps to Happiness

ISBN 978-1-937006-22-8, Paperback, 336 pages, Parallax Press.
Special Offer: 25% Discount
Offer valid until: 01/12/13


Nautilaus Award 2011 silver winner 

"Even if you never read anything in this genre, this book is one you should try." —Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft 

"I've personally taken the Awakening Joy program and can say this unequivocally: It’s fabulous and it works! This book, filled with moving stories and rich teachings, will give you wonderful tools to experience true happiness and well-being." —Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason 

"Opening to joy takes courage and intention. This book will inspire you to discover genuine happiness, and show you how. Drawing on perennial wisdom and accessible meditative practices, James and Shoshana offer teachings that can awaken your love of life." —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance

Join the Awakening Joy online community

Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized online course created by noted teacher and author, James Baraz
. The course is designed to awaken joy through an exciting curriculum of principles and practices that incline the mind toward well-being, happiness and ease. Led by James, the course features a range of renowned guest speakers and fosters a supportive community of fellow participants. 

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