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Crooked Cucumber

Crooked Cucumber

The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

  • Author: David Chadwick
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 0307768694
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 464
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Shunryu Suzuki is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. This most influential teacher comes vividly to life in Crooked Cucumber, the first full biography of any Zen master to be published in the West. To make up his intimate and engrossing narrative, David Chadwick draws on Suzuki's own words and the memories of his students, friends, and family. Interspersed with previously unpublished passages from Suzuki's talks, Crooked Cucumber evokes a down-to-earth life of the spirit. Along with Suzuki we can find a way to "practice with mountains, trees, and stones and to find ourselves in this big world." From the Trade Paperback edition.

The potato, cucumber, gooseberry, and the grape vine

The potato, cucumber, gooseberry, and the grape vine

  • Author: George William Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Gardening
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The Gardener, a Magazine of Horticulture and Floriculture

The Gardener, a Magazine of Horticulture and Floriculture

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The Gardner

The Gardner

A Magazine of Horticulture and Floriculture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Gardening
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Riding the Dragon

Riding the Dragon

10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times

  • Author: Robert J. Wicks
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • ISBN: 1933495448
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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With over 50,000 copies sold, Riding the Dragon has for a decade made itself an indispensable spiritual and psychological guide to readers experiencing seasons of adversity. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author with personal reflections and fresh perspectives on today's challenges. "Don't try to slay your dragons; learn to ride them!" Drawing on Eastern and Western traditions, psychologist Robert Wicks emboldens readers to face life's difficulties--the "dragons" that escape from the cave. Readers will find guidance and encouragement to engage problems as a means to growth and transformation, to ride their dragons rather than slay them or drive them back into their cave. Wicks fashions ten simple lessons on identifying and confronting the everyday dragons readers meet: from engaging darkness to finding simplicity to keeping perspective.

Fire Monks

Fire Monks

Zen Mind Meets Wildfire

  • Author: Colleen Morton Busch
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101516942
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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The "vivid" and "electrifying" true story of how five monks saved the oldest Zen Buddhist monastery in the United States from wildfire (San Francisco Chronicle). When a massive wildfire surrounded Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, five monks risked their lives to save it. A gripping narrative as well as a portrait of the Zen path and the ways of wildfire, Fire Monks reveals what it means to meet a crisis with full presence of mind. Zen master and author of the classic Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi established a monastery at Tassajara Hot Springs in 1967, drawn to the location's beauty, peace, and seclusion. Deep in the wilderness east of Big Sur, the center is connected to the outside world by a single unpaved road. The remoteness that makes it an oasis also makes it particularly vulnerable when disaster strikes. If fire entered the canyon, there would be no escape. More than two thousand wildfires, all started by a single lightning storm, blazed across the state of California in June 2008. With resources stretched thin, firefighters advised residents at Tassajara to evacuate early. Most did. A small crew stayed behind, preparing to protect the monastery when the fire arrived. But nothing could have prepared them for what came next. A treacherous shift in weather conditions prompted a final order to evacuate everyone, including all firefighters. As they caravanned up the road, five senior monks made the risky decision to turn back. Relying on their Zen training, they were able to remain in the moment and do the seemingly impossible-to greet the fire not as an enemy to defeat, but as a friend to guide. Fire Monks pivots on the kind of moment some seek and some run from, when life and death hang in simultaneous view. Novices in fire but experts in readiness, the Tassajara monks summoned both intuition and wisdom to face crisis with startling clarity. The result is a profound lesson in the art of living.

The Most Important Point

The Most Important Point

Zen Teachings of Edward Espe Brown

  • Author: Edward Espe Brown,Danny S. Parker
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1683642422
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 264
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From master baker, cook, and Zen priest Edward Espe Brown comes a collection of timeless essays on Zen, food, and life itself. Brown was one of the first Westerners to be ordained a priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, who had hoped that Zen might be transformed into a vibrant new form in the West. In The Most Important Point, Brown fulfills Suzuki’s wish with 60 essays that are distinctly American yet preserve the roots of traditional Japanese Zen. Drawing from his time in the kitchen and on the cushion, Brown explores a range of topics, from basic sitting practice to making the “perfect” biscuit and much more. “In the words of my teacher,” reflects Brown, “the most important point is to find out what is the most important point.” Flavored with wise insights and irreverent humor, The Most Important Point brings together a treasury of teachings to inspire your own discovery.

The Second Life

The Second Life

  • Author: Mariam Manoukian
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469104016
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Journeys East

Journeys East

20th Century Western Encounters with Eastern Religious Traditions

  • Author: Harry Oldmeadow
  • Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
  • ISBN: 0941532577
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 505
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Journeys East tells the story of the twentieth century's encounters between East and West by exploring the lives of many of the most fascinating scientists, intellectuals, artists, and spiritual seekers of our time.

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
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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.