Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper  (Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2014). 

Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper (Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2014). 

Huston Smith: Wisdomkeeper: Living The World's Religions: The Authorized Biography of a 21st Century Spiritual Giant Paperback

Published: 2014
Publisher: Fons Vitae (July 1, 2014)

Buy now at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Huston-Smith-Wisdomkeeper-Religions-Authorized/dp/189178529X/

This is the authorized biography of Huston Smith that gleaned endorsements from the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Michael Murphy, and others.  In this book, Dana not only traces Huston’s career but his development as a perennial philosopher, including his explorations with psychedelic drugs and his investigations of Asian Religions.

 

  Aldous Huxley, A Biography  (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2002). 

Aldous Huxley, A Biography (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2002). 

Aldous Huxley: A Biography Paperback

Published: 2002
Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Company

Out of print but available at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Aldous-Huxley-Biography-Dana-Sawyer/dp/0824519876/

This short, 200 page biography of Huxley was said by Huxley’s second wife, Laura, to be the only book written about Huxley’s philosophical views that he would have agreed with.  Huston Smith called the book “an important study in the intellectual history of our times,” and Laura Huxley added that it was “authentic, clearly written, and fascinating.”  Accolades for the book also came from Jeffrey Kripal, Cynthia Humes, Alex Grey, Andrew Harvey, Pico Iyer, and Bernfried Nugel, director of the Centre for Aldous Huxley studies at the University of Muenster, Germany.

Note that though this book is now out of print, copies can still be purchased on “The Vedanta Quarter” page of the Gemstone webiste at http://www.gemstone-av.com/gti.htm

  Peaceful Mind, Compassionate Heart  (Siddhartha School Project Press, 2008)

Peaceful Mind, Compassionate Heart (Siddhartha School Project Press, 2008)

Peaceful Mind, Compassionate Heart

Published: 2008
Publisher: Siddhartha School Project Press

Buy now at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Peaceful-Mind-Compassionate-Heart/dp/0982127405/

Dana edited and provided a preface for Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobzang Tsetan’s Peaceful Mind, Compassionate Heart, an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Khen Rinpoche is the abbot of the Panchen Lama's monastery. Available at the Siddhartha School website http://siddharthaschool.org/khen/book.html

 

 

  The Radiant Deer  (Siddhartha School Project Press, 2012).

The Radiant Deer (Siddhartha School Project Press, 2012).

The Radiant Deer

Published: 2012
Publisher: Siddhartha School Project Pres

Buy now at http://siddharthaschool.org/khen/deer.html

Dana translated one of the Buddhist Jataka Tales from Hindi into English, while his student at the Maine College of Art, Pin–wei Chiang supplied the illustrations.  This book was created as a fundraising tool for the Siddhartha School in Ladakh, India, and is available at the Siddhartha School website link above.