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Jack Kerouac is one of those authors who you either love or hate. For that reason, many of his books come under intense scrutiny or admiration. That is the case for one of his most renowned books, The Dharma Bums.   Before reading Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums, I had no idea where I stood with regards to liking or disliking his work. After finishing the book, I still don’t really know. I think I will… Read More

The book I would like to briefly discuss in this edition of Los Lunes on Para Libros is titled Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion and is authored by a man named Sam Harris. Harris is a super interesting man and draws from an incredibly impressive background. The dude studied philosophy at Stanford and then went on to get a Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA. I must say that both… Read More

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment -Robert Wright   I picked up this book (or I guess I should say ‘downloaded’) because it was recommended to me by fellow Peace Corps Trainee sometimes during site exploration. Robin and I were at the hostel conversing while we prepared homemade lentil soup. Our conversation quickly approached spiritual realms and I went to bed that night with new items… Read More