Yoga is so popular. And everyone claims to know what "real" yoga is? Religion? Exercise? Business? Spirituality? How do we navigate the tensions between yoga and consumerism? As yogis we want to let go of attachments, as consumers we want hot designer exercise clothing. But these things are not as contradictory as they seem. Buying Dharma is about the way modern postural yoga helps us live with the contradictions between our rhetoric and our actions. Jordan Shapiro takes a look at Yoga from a depth psychological perspective. He offers a brutally honest and sometimes funny account of yoga in the United States. Ultimately he concludes that yoga's contradictions are what make it such an effective spiritual practice for the 21st century.
George's favourite author is doing a signing at the new bookstore in town. Waiting in line is hard when you're as curious as our little monkey, especially when surrounded by so many great books! Children will love his silly antics as George explores the wonderful world that is the local bookstore. With art in the style of H. A. Rey, this latest monkey tale is for book lovers, lovers of George, and especially lovers of curiosity! Includes a storytelling activity and a reading log for kids to keep track of their reading! AGES: 4-7 AUTHOR: Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.
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