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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

Zen Talks on the Sandokai

  • Author: Shunryu Suzuki
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520232127
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 199
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A new book by the author of "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" offers a posthumous sequel to Shunryu Suzuki's seminal work on Buddhism, collecting his insights on the famous eighth-century Zen poem Sandokai. Illustrations.

Zen als Lebenspraxis

Zen als Lebenspraxis

  • Author: Robert Aitken
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783896314253
  • Category:
  • Page: 190
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

  • Author: Shunryu Suzuki
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834821293
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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"In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few." So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it’s all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And that’s just the beginning. In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics—from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality—in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page. It’s a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice, and it is now available to a new generation of seekers in this fortieth anniversary edition, with a new afterword by Shunryu Suzuki’s biographer, David Chadwick.

Der Flüsterer im Dunkeln

Der Flüsterer im Dunkeln

  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104907366
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 138
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In der Nähe von Arkham werden während einer Flutkatastrophe seltsame Dinge gesichtet, die im Wasser schwimen. Albert N. Wilmarth, der an der Miskatonic University unterrichtet, geht dem nach und stößt auf alte Legenden, in den Bergen würden Ungeheuer hausen, die Menschen entführen und töten. Kurz darauf erhält er einen Brief, der ihn auffordert, alle weiteren Ermittlungen einzustellen ... H. P. Lovecrafts vielleicht gruseligste Erzählung in ungekürzter Neuübersetzung, der es erstmals gelingt, Lovecrafts speziellen Stil und die besondere Atmosphäre seiner Erzählung in deutscher Sprache schillern zu lassen. »H. P. Lovecraft ist der bedeutendste Horror-Autor des 20. Jahrhunderts.« Stephen King Unter dem Titel »The Whisperer in Darkness« erstmals veröffentlicht 1931 in der Zeitschrift »Weird Tales« Erstdruck der Übersetzung in»H. P. Lovecraft – Das Werk« (FISCHER Tor, 2017)

Zen Is Right Here

Zen Is Right Here

Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

  • Author: David Chadwick
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834821644
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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Shunryu Suzuki’s extraordinary gift for conveying traditional Zen teachings using ordinary language is well known to the countless readers of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. In Zen Is Right Here, his teachings are brought to life powerfully and directly through stories told about him by his students. These living encounters with Zen are poignant, direct, humorous, paradoxical, and enlightening; and their setting in real-life contexts makes them wonderfully accessible. Like the Buddha himself, Suzuki Roshi gave profound teachings that were skilfully expressed for each moment, person, and situation he encountered. He emphasized that while the ungraspable essence of Buddhism is constant, the expression of that essence is always changing. Each of the stories presented here is an example of this versatile and timeless quality, showing that the potential for attaining enlightenment exists right here, right now, in this very moment.

Living by Vow

Living by Vow

A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts

  • Author: Shohaku Okumura
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1614290210
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 350
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This immensely useful book explores Zen's rich tradition of chanted liturgy and the powerful ways that such chants support meditation, expressing and helping us truly uphold our heartfelt vows to live a life of freedom and compassion. Exploring eight of Zen's most essential and universal liturgical texts, Living by Vow is a handbook to walking the Zen path, and Shohaku Okumura guides us like an old friend, speaking clearly and directly of the personal meaning and implications of these chants, generously using his experiences to illustrate their practical significance. A scholar of Buddhist literature, he masterfully uncovers the subtle, intricate web of culture and history that permeate these great texts. Esoteric or challenging terms take on vivid, personal meaning, and old familiar phrases gain new poetic resonance.

Denkôroku

Denkôroku

  • Author: Keizan,Guido Keller
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3936018081
  • Category:
  • Page: 283
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Zen-Geist, Anfänger-Geist

Zen-Geist, Anfänger-Geist

  • Author: Shunryu Suzuki
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783896203489
  • Category: Meditation
  • Page: 159
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Soto Zen Ancestors in China

Soto Zen Ancestors in China

  • Author: James Mitchell
  • Publisher: Ithuriel's Spear
  • ISBN: 0974950238
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 90
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"Zen Buddhist texts from the Tang Period in China. The Recorded Teachings of Shitou Xiqian, Yaoshan Weiyan and Yunyan Tansheng, translated by James Mitchell."--Publisher's website.

Mourning the Unborn Dead

Mourning the Unborn Dead

A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

  • Author: Jeff Wilson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199707362
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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Many Western visitors to Japan have been struck by the numerous cemeteries for aborted fetuses, which are characterized by throngs of images of the Bodhisattva Jizo, usually dressed in red baby aprons or other baby garments, and each dedicated to an individual fetus. Abortion is common in Japan and as a consequence one of the frequently performed rituals in Japanese Buddhism is mizuko-kuyo, a ceremony for aborted and miscarried fetuses. Over the past forty years, mizuko-kuyo has gradually come to America, where it has been appropriated by non-Buddhists as well as Buddhist practitioners. In this book, Jeff Wilson examines how and why Americans of different backgrounds have brought knowledge and performance of this Japanese ceremony to the United States. Drawing on his own extensive fieldwork in Japan and the U.S., as well as the literature in both Japanese and English, Wilson shows that the meaning and purpose of the ritual have changed greatly in the American context. In Japan, mizuko-kuyo is performed to placate the potentially dangerous spirit of the angry fetus. In America, however, it has come to be seen as a way for the mother to mourn and receive solace for her loss. Many American women who learn about mizuko-kuyo are struck by the lack of such a ceremony and see it as filling a very important need. Ceremonies are now performed even for losses that took place many years ago. Wilson's well-written study not only contributes to the growing literature on American Buddhism, but sheds light on a range of significant issues in Buddhist studies, interreligious contact, women's studies, and even bioethics.

Dogen's Extensive Record

Dogen's Extensive Record

A Translation of the Eihei Koroku

  • Author: Eihei Dogen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861719425
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 824
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Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto School of Zen, is renowned as one of the world's most remarkable religious thinkers. As Shakespeare does with English, Dogen utterly transforms the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways to point to everything important in the religious life. He is known for two major works. The first work, the massive Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye), represents his early teachings and exists in myriad English translations; the second work, the Eihei Koroku, is a collection of all his later teachings, including short formal discourses to the monks training at his temple, longer informal talks, and koans with his commentaries, as well as short appreciatory verses on various topics. The Shobogenzo has received enormous attention in Western Zen and Western Zen literature, and with the publication of this watershed volume, the Eihei Koroku will surely rise to commensurate stature. Dogen's Extensive Record is the first-ever complete and scholarly translation of this monumental work into English and this edition is the first time it has been available in paperback. This edition contains extensive and detailed research and annotation by scholars, translators and Zen teachers Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura, as well as forewords by the eighteenth-century poet-monk Ryokan and Tenshin Reb Anderson, former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center - plus introductory essays from Dogen scholar Steven Heine, and the prominent, late American Zen master John Daido Loori.

Ordinary Mind

Ordinary Mind

Exploring the Common Ground of Zen and Psychoanalysis

  • Author: Barry Magid
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861717406
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5724
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Is meditation an escape from--or a solution to--our psychological problems? Is the use of antidepressants counter to spiritual practice? Does a psychological approach to meditation reduce spirituality to "self-help"? What can Zen and psychoanalysis teach us about the problems of the mind and suffering? Psychiatrist and Zen teacher Barry Magid is uniquely qualified to answer questions like these. Written in an engaging and witty style, Ordinary Mind helps us understand challenging ideas--like Zen Buddhism's concepts of oneness, emptiness, and enlightenment--and how they make sense, not only within psychoanalytic conceptions of mind, but in the realities of our lives and relationships. This new paper edition of Magid's much-praised book contains additional case study vignettes.

You Are Born To Blossom

You Are Born To Blossom

  • Author: APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
  • ISBN: 8184300360
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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Unfathomable Depths

Unfathomable Depths

Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem

  • Author: Sekkei Harada
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1614291039
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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Navigate a forgotten classic poem and enrich your practice with famed Zen master Sekkei Harada. Three of the most pressing issues in any discussion of modern Zen are the true nature and function of Dharma transmission, how to appropriately practice with koans, and how to understand the "just sitting" of Soto Zen. Zen master Sekkei Harada uses the enigmatic "Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth" as the basis of his practical and theoretical discussion of these concerns. Unfathomable Depths presents a concise treatment of Soto theory and practice, while delivering approachable and workable advice from one of Zen's most esteemed teachers. Rooting himself in Tong'an Changcha's classical poem, Harada intimately speaks to the world of Zen today.

Living the Season

Living the Season

Zen Practice for Transformative Times

  • Author: Ji Hyang Padma
  • Publisher: Quest Books
  • ISBN: 0835630870
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 176
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As the Rig Vedas and Buddhist sutras foretell, as well as the Hopi and Mayan calendars, we are in the midst of complete transformation—ecologically, economically, politically, culturally. This graceful introduction offers creative safe passage through the sometimes overwhelming transition, drawing on ancient and contemporary spiritual practices particularly useful for these times. The endings we experience are always the beginning of something else. Hence author Ji Hyang Padma organizes teachings around the four seasons. In living connected to natural rhythms—the stillness of winter, the renewal of spring, the ripening of summer, the harvest of autumn—we touch a wholeness that is the source of healing and happiness. Practical exercises at the end of each chapter promote this state of being and bring the mind home to its innate clarity. Ideally suited to anyone experiencing personal change—through career, relationships, or world events—the book provides a way into Zen for beginners as well as a refresher for the more advanced.

Zen Questions

Zen Questions

Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry

  • Author: Taigen Dan Leighton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861717082
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 276
  • View: 5932
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Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright in the middle of investigations. Zen Questions begins by exploring "The World of Zazen,"--the foundational practice of the Zen school--presenting it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers us an entryway into true repose and joy. From there, Leighton draws deeply on his own experience as a Zen scholar and teacher to invite us into the creativity of Zen awareness and practice. He explores the poetic mind of Dogen with the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and even "the American Dharma Bard" Bob Dylan. What's more, Leighton uncovers surprising resonances between the writings of America's Founding Fathers--including Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin--and the liberating ideals at the heart of Zen.

Der Friseur von Harare

Der Friseur von Harare

  • Author: Tendai Huchu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783779503583
  • Category:
  • Page: 299
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No Beginning, No End

No Beginning, No End

The Intimate Heart of Zen

  • Author: Jakusho Kwong,Thich Nhat Hanh,Peter Levitt
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590308115
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 233
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In No Beginning, No End, Zen master Jakusho Kwong-roshi shows us how to treasure the ordinary activities of our daily lives through an understanding of simple Buddhist practices and ideas. The author's spontaneous, poetic, and pragmatic teachings—so reminiscent of his spiritual predecessor Shunryu Suzuki (Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind)—transport us on an exciting journey into the very heart of Zen and its meaningful traditions. Because Kwong-roshi can transmit the most intimate thing in the most accessible way, we learn how to ignite our own vitality, wisdom, and compassion and awaken a feeling of intimacy with the world. It is like having a conversation with our deepest and wisest self. Jakusho Kwong-roshi was originally inspired to study Zen because of zenga, the ancient art of Zen calligraphy. Throughout this book he combines examples of his own unique style of calligraphy, with less-known stories from the Zen tradition, personal anecdotes—including moving and humorous stories of his training with Suzuki-roshi—and his own lucid and inspiring teachings. All of this comes together to create an intimate expression of the enlightening world of Zen.