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Spiritual/Self-Help Book, “Beauty as a State of Being” by Dr. Solomon Katz Receives Several National Book Awards

Solomon Katz is pleased to announce that his book, “Beauty as a State of Being: Mastering Mind and the Spiritual Path,” has won several prominent book awards this year.

Boston, MA, August 30, 2014 --( These awards include:

2014 Nautilus Book Awards: Silver Winner, Religion/Spirituality - Eastern
2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Winner, Self Help
2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards: Winner, Self Help - Spiritual

In Beauty as a State of Being, described as “both a self-help manual and a work of art,” Dr. Katz, a Harvard trained psychologist and former Buddhist monk, takes the reader on a journey of mind from suffering to spiritual realization.

Reviewers on Amazon have said:

“Beautifully written and profoundly moving. I never thought that by simply reading a book I would feel happy and calmer. Important and beautifully written work.”
“The book carried me on a road to understanding death and God.”
“Exceptional writing, masterful understanding of the mind.”
“Fantastic book for learning to live life more meaningfully... I picked this book up during a challenging time in my life and am certain that it played no small role in helping my return to normalcy.”
“Dr. Solomon Katz joins Thich Nhat Hanh in providing paths to spiritual realization… Beauty as a State of Being will quickly become a landmark book in helping readers understand mindfulness and the possible roads to a state of bliss, insight, and endless life.”

"Beauty as a State of Being" is required reading for everyone who has a mind. The mind is a powerful tool capable of great creativity and invention. But, when used improperly, the mind can also become an instrument of suffering. "Beauty as a State of Being" shows the reader how to use the mind well, so that peace can reign in the individual life and, by extension, the life of the world.

When the mind finds its proper place the heart is revealed and, with the heart, joy. "Beauty as a State of Being" guides the reader to realms of joy and spiritual illumination, where answers to the great questions of life are also to be found. As the path presented in this book progresses toward the spiritual, the ideas ascend in conceptual and literary beauty, in essays and prose poems that are themselves revelations of the heart.

"Beauty as a State of Being" is available in both print and ebook format.

Book Information:
Beauty as a State of Being
Mastering Mind and the Spiritual Path
Author: Dr. Solomon Katz
Publisher: Deeper Currents
ISBN: 978-0989111270
Published: December 2013
Pages: 302
Genre: Spiritual, Self-Help

About The Author:
Solomon Katz’ interest in meditation led him to Asia where he lived as a Buddhist monk in Burma and Sri Lanka. By the time her returned home and began doctoral studies, he had spent three full years in periods of silent meditation. At Harvard University he earned concurrent graduate degrees in world religion and psychology. He trained in and taught psychology at Mt. Auburn Hospital, a Harvard affiliated teaching hospital, and held a clinical faculty position at Harvard Medical School. His extensive meditative, academic, and clinical experience are integrated in this classic book of wisdom.

For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author at:
Solomon Katz
978 345-7705
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