Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In book #8, Drake and the rest of the Dragon Masters are searching for Lalo the baby Lightning Dragon! Lalo was kidnapped by Eko -- Griffith's first Dragon Master. Eko ran away with her Thunder Dragon, Neru, years ago. Now she's back and she wants to kidnap every dragon in the kingdom! Can Drake and the other Dragon Masters rescue Lalo and stop Eko before it's too late?
An Explanation of the Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
A full translation of an important Mahāyāna Buddhist treatise with a commentary by the famous Tibetan luminary Jamgön Mipham. A monumental work and Indian Buddhist classic, the Ornament of the Mahāyāna Sūtras (Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkāra) is a precious resource for students wishing to study in-depth the philosophy and path of Mahāyāna Buddhism. This full translation and commentary outlines the importance of Mahāyāna, the centrality of bodhicitta or the mind of awakening, the path of becoming a bodhisattva, and how one can save beings from suffering through skillful means. This definitive composition of Mahāyāna teachings was imparted in the fourth century by Maitreya to the famous adept Asaṅga, one of the most prolific writers of Buddhist treatises in history. Asaṅga’s work, which is among the famous Five Treatises of Maitreya, has been studied, commented upon, and taught by Buddhists throughout Asia ever since it was composed. In the early twentieth century, one of Tibet’s greatest scholars and saints, Jamgön Mipham, wrote A Feast of the Nectar of the Supreme Vehicle, which is a detailed explanation of every verse. This commentary has since been used as the primary blueprint for Tibetan Buddhists to illuminate the depth and brilliance of Maitreya’s pith teachings. The Padmakara Translation Group has provided yet another accessible and eloquent translation, ensuring that English-speaking students of Mahāyāna will be able to study this foundational Buddhist text for generations to come.
The West Rock is crumbling. Land is fast becoming more precious than gold. Sky cowboy, Will Gallows, having fled his home, is soon caught up in a bitter land feud between the cowboy settlers of the eastern arm and the elf 'braves' of Gung-Choux village. With battle looming, Will sets out to save his uncle from the hangman's noose. A quest that leads him to the rock's edge, where deadly thunder-dragons roam, and where he stumbles on a treacherous plot to drive the elf tribes off the eastern arm forever.
Born Of Highland Magic, She Had Witchcraft In Her Soul But Grant MacCallum had need of Kylia Drummond's power. How else could he expose the traitor in his clan? Yet journeying with the beauteous sprite summoned an unexpected breed of magic, stirring longings for love everlasting with Kylia by his side!
Ripped out of his home world and transformed by the Source of Life itself, Waldo is plunged headlong into an epic saga of good versus evil. His journey will take you to the far reaches of the universe as he battles the evil Salimand and his nasty sidekick the Red (Sun) Dragon. With a little bit of guidance from Miadrag the Moon Dragon, Waldo must first discover and then learn how to use the gifts that have been bestowed upon him. Then he must fight for his life! What is this world he has been lured into? What mysteries does it hold? Will he ever escape and return home? Whatever happens, Waldos life will never be the same again, as he unravels the mysteries of The Maligrand And The Source of Life!
In a land of tribes where people are defined by the color of their eyes, disaster is ready to strike. With peace barely hanging by a thread, the King of Vitchreonyo makes a risky decision. What he doesn’t know is that his plan may not end how he thinks.... Then Kale, a fisherman’s daughter, is trapped in a tunnel where she makes a shocking discovery. And that discovery may very well lead to the destruction of her entire world. Kale takes up a challenge of following a path forbidden to her in a race to save Quanx from a tribe of conniving dragons. With the help of three uncooperative companions, Kale must steal a dragon egg or die trying. The Stolen Dragon of Quanx is the first novel in The Eyes Trilogy, a compelling new series that will pull you into a fascinating world…and leave you breathlessly waiting for the sequel!
This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. This is the first English translation by noted writer Thomas Cleary of the authorized biography by two longtime disciples of this living master of the Dragon Gate branch of the Complete Reality school of Taoism, which integrated Buddhism and Confucianism into a comprehensive new form of Taoism.
The mystery of the beginning of evil has been a mystery that haunts every living soul in every planet wherever life exists. Different living planets torn by mysterious acts of unknown evil happen to be the headline of every questioning souls whether mortal or immortal. One can only imagine the devastation that would have flooded through innocent living creatures when something called evil spreads its degenerative influences over everything it touched or is exposed to and in a moment all that was perfect fell crumbling without explanations. How it all started and what would have triggered such a painful consequence, one can only wish that these would have never been. The Dragon Queen and the Two Princes, is a book that was written to bring into light some of the most fascinating breathtaking facts of what might have been the cause of all these calamities and who or what might be responsible for all confusion that has all galaxies hang in fear under its shadows. In this book, the author takes you with him right back in time and be part of a world full of life and vibrancy, a world where your eyes never tire nor would your strength drained even though you have your whole millennium occupied with all kinds of activity. Even after millenniums past, you would still be as new as the very first step and each step a better story. But as you watch you begin to see a very mysterious dark shadow crawling the surface of your world lurking into every creatures and as it passed, you realized that everything it touched falls paralyzed to its vibes and what frustrates most is that no one could explain what it was. While you still contemplating, you begin to see the beauty becomes dull and ugly, the strong falls weak and faints and the wise becomes foolish and then you fall a prey as well while you still standing. You heard the mysterious noise of what we now call crying and saw the many beautiful faces stretched with all sorts of emotions then for the first time you feel this strange emotion of anxiety and then fear. Then suddenly your heart begins to hurt so much but you dont know what was happening. Come with me now and see it for yourself..