Short reviews by Madhuri of books by authors: Burton Silver and Heather Busch, Pico Iyer, Celia Imrie, Joseph Wambaugh, Marina Chapman, Bernie Chowdhury, Joe Tusker

A review by Madhuri of Alan Lew’s book, subtitled The Spiritual Path of a Zen Rabbi; “I enjoyed the book a lot, and I feel it’s valuable for opening our minds and letting in a bit of wonder and a lot of grounded feeling.”

Madhuri’s short reviews on books by: Jon Ronson, Myriam Sagan, Isabella Bird, High Lasgarn, Catherine Cookson, Caitlin Moran, Claude Saks, Stan Jones, Ayya Khema, Thurston Clarke, Helena Merriman

Short notes on a pile of books read recently. Authors: Adeline Yen Mah, Wendy Burden, Peter Nichols, Jojo Moyes, Jamie James, Tessa Hainsworth, Dr Amanda Brown, Betsy Whyte, Sara Pascoe, Dean Nicholson, Edward Chisholm

Madhuri’s review of Bhante Walpola Piyananda’s book. “An enormously genial Buddhist rant… peppered with anecdotes from the author’s life as a monk, teacher, Abbott, chaplain, and Chief Sangha Nayaka Thera of the USA.”

Life in the Amsterdam Red Light District, told by “a young British woman, a newly-qualified nursery nurse who was lured by an advertisement to work in a crèche.” The reflective review by Madhuri concludes with “If Yin was honoured, meditation would become possible for humans.”

Ponderings by Punya with plenty of input from Madhuri; “Let the original inspiration that led you to write your book carry you through the inevitable labour pains of producing it.”

Madhuri reviews Russell Miller’s book, subtitled ‘The True Story of L Ron Hubbard’, in part also through the eyes of the Human Design system.