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The Compass of Zen

The Compass of Zen

  • Author: Seung Sahn
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834823716
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 416
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The Compass of Zen is a simple, exhaustive—and often hilarious—presentation of the essence of Zen by a modern Zen Master of considerable renown. In his many years of teaching throughout the world, the Korean-born Zen Master Seung Sahn has become known for his ability to cut to the heart of Buddhist teaching in a way that is strikingly clear, yet free of esoteric and academic language. In this book, based largely on his talks, he presents the basic teachings of Buddhism and Zen in a way that is wonderfully accessible for beginners—yet so rich with stories, insights, and personal experiences that long-time meditation students will also find it a source of inspiration and a resource for study.

Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake

Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake

Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590303407
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 201
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WANTING ENLIGHTENMENT IS A BIG MISTAKE presents teaching stories by one of the foremost teachers of Zen in the West, whose influence spread far beyond the world of Korean Zen. Zen Master Seung Sahn established the Kwan Um School of Zen, with centers in Providence, Cambridge, New Haven, New York, Los Angeles, and Berkeley. (Today there are more than fifty centers of the Kwan Um School throughout the world.) Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about dwelling in the realm "before thought" - and serving others. Zen Master Seung Sahn passed away in 2004, but one of his close American students has assembled a new collection of teachings stories, dialogues, and excerpts from the master's talks. This book will be cherished by students of the Kwan Um School and by the many Zen students of other schools who enjoyed his popular earlier collection of teaching stories, DROPPING ASHES ON THE BUDDHA (Grove, 1976), and his book on Zen philosophy and practice, COMPASS OF ZEN (Shambhala, 1997).

Compass of Zen Teaching

Compass of Zen Teaching

  • Author: Zen Master Seung Sahn
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1312746637
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Only Don't Know

Only Don't Know

Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn

  • Author: Seung Sahn
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834826526
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Here is the inimitable Zen Master Seung Sahn up close and personal—in selections from the correspondence that was one of his primary modes of teaching. Seung Sahn received hundreds of letters per month, each of which he answered personally, and some of the best of which are included here. His frank and funny style, familiar to readers of Dropping Ashes on the Buddha, is seen here in a most intimate form. The beloved Zen master not only answers questions on Zen teaching and practice, but applies an enlightened approach to problems with work, relationships, suffering, and the teacher-student relationship.

Ten Gates

Ten Gates

The Kong-an Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn

  • Author: Seung Sahn
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590304179
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 128
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Zen is famous for koans (called kong-ans in Korean, and in this book), those bizarre and seemingly unanswerable questions Zen masters pose to their students to check their realization (such as “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”). Fear of koans keeps some people from ever giving Zen practice a try. But here, through the experience of seeing a modern Zen master work with his students, you can see what koan training is really like: It’s a skillful, lively practice for attaining wisdom. This book presents the system of ten koans that Zen Master Seung Sahn came to call the “Ten Gates.” These koans represent the basic types one will encounter in any course of study. Each of the ten gates, or koans, is illuminated by actual interchanges between Zen Master Seung Sahn and his students that show what the practice is all about: it is above all a process of coming to trust one’s own wisdom, and of manifesting that wisdom in every koan-like situation life presents us with. For more information on the author, Zen Master Seung Sahn, visit his website at www.kwanumzen.com.

The Compass of Pleasure

The Compass of Pleasure

How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

  • Author: David J. Linden
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101476413
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in his award-winning book, The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.

Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies

Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies

Proceedings of the Académie du Midi

  • Author: Hans-Georg Moeller,Günter Wohlfart
  • Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
  • ISBN: 349586038X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 234
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This anthology looks at laughter through intercultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. It focuses on humoristic aspects of East-Asian philosophies such as Daoism and Zen Buddhism as well as on the use of irony and wit by Western authors ranging from ancient Greece to contemporary Newfoundland.

The Mirror of Zen

The Mirror of Zen

The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice by Zen Master So Sahn

  • Author: Boep Joeng
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834826410
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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The sacred radiance of our original nature never darkens. It has shined forth since beginningless time. Do you wish to enter the gate that leads to this? Simply do not give rise to conceptual thinking. Zen Master So Sahn (1520–1604) is a towering figure in the history of Korean Zen. In this treasure-text, he presents in simple yet beautiful language the core principles and teachings of Zen. Each section opens with a quotation—drawn from classical scriptures, teachings, and anecdotes—followed by the author’s commentary and verse. Originally written in Chinese, the text was translated into Korean in the mid-twentieth century by the celebrated Korean monk Boep Joeng. An American Zen monk, Hyon Gak, has translated it into English.

The Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon

The Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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Die drei Pfeiler des Zen

Die drei Pfeiler des Zen

Lehre - Übung - Erleuchtung

  • Author: Philip Kapleau
  • Publisher: O.W. Barth
  • ISBN: 9783426291283
  • Category:
  • Page: 479
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Buddhism in America

Buddhism in America

  • Author: Richard Hughes Seager
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231504373
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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Over the past half century in America, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups that shape the tradition—an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists—and their distinct, yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporary developments in American Buddhism, particularly the aging of the baby boom population and its effect on American Buddhism's modern character. New material includes revised information on the full range of communities profiled in the first edition; an added study of a second generation of young, Euro-American leaders and teachers; an accessible look at the increasing importance of meditation and neurobiological research; and a provocative consideration of the mindfulness movement in American culture. The volume maintains its detailed account of South and East Asian influences on American Buddhist practices, as well as instances of interreligious dialogue, socially activist Buddhism, and complex gender roles within the community. Introductory chapters describe Buddhism's arrival in America with the nineteenth-century transcendentalists and rapid spread with the Beat poets of the 1950s. The volume now concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the twenty-first century.

THE NEW AND COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF THE GERMAN AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES

THE NEW AND COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF THE GERMAN AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES

Composed Chiefly After the German Dictionaries of Mr. ADELUNG AND OF Mr. SCHWAN. Every German Word Being Rendered Into Proper English and Thoroughly Enriched with Phrases and Terms of ARTS AND SCIENCES: A Work, which Will be Useful and Even Indispensible, and Therefore Welcome to All Such as Have a Mind to Translate Or Read the Works of Either of the Two Languages. Containing the Letters A-G of the GERMAN Alphabet explained in ENGLISH

  • Author: Johann Ebers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 1234
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Surfing Buddha

Surfing Buddha

Der Ozean und die Welle des Zen

  • Author: Jaimal Yogis
  • Publisher: Aurum Verlag
  • ISBN: 3899015177
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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Ein authentischer Bericht über das Erwachsen-Werden, die Lehren des Zen und die Weisheit der großen blauen Wellen. Mit 16 Jahren verschwindet Jaimal Yogis von zuhause - mit kaum mehr als seinem Surfbrett und einer Ausgabe von Hesses Siddharta macht er sich auf eine Reise nach Hawaii, landet schließlich in französischen Klöstern, an der eisigen Küste von New York und bei sich selbst. Diese Geschichte vom Suchen und ErwachsenWerden ndet ihren meditativen Fokus im Zentrum der Welle und ihre Wahrheit im großen salzigen Blau. 'Surfing Buddha' verschmilzt Einsichten des Zen mit Surfgeschichten und der Weisheit des Ozeans auf klare und humorvolle Weise.

Stille des Herzens

Stille des Herzens

Dialoge mit Robert Adams

  • Author: Robert Adams
  • Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
  • ISBN: 3899010590
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 196
  • View: 6660
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»Das Erste, was du dir vergegenwärtigen sollst, ist: Du wirst nie verschwinden oder sterben, weil du nie geboren wurdest. Du hast immer als Bewusstsein existiert und wirst immer als Bewusstsein existieren. Du gehst nirgendwohin und kommst von nirgendwo zurück. Du bist einfach. Du bist das Selbst, du bist Allgegenwärtigkeit.« Auf verschiedenste Weise, aus verschiedenster Perspektive sagt uns Robert Adams immer wieder nur dies. So eindringlich, so klar, so direkt, dass der Teil in uns, der diese tiefe Wahrheit schon immer wusste, in Resonanz kommt mit seinen Worten. Alles Überflüssige fällt ab. Die reine Wahrheit bleibt: »Du bist unendlich, unvergänglich, selbstleuchtend, selbstexistierend. Du bist ohne Anfang und Ende. Die Welt und ihre Manifestationen können dich nicht länger zum Narren halten. Du kannst die Quelle fühlen, weil du die Quelle bist. Alles ist gut.« Robert Adams ist revolutionär in seiner Direktheit. Sein Körper starb 1997. Die Wahrheit seiner Worte wird jeden Tag neu geboren, in uns, die wir sie lesen und uns von ihnen ergreifen und wandeln lassen.

The Magnetism of Ships, and the Deviations of the Compass

The Magnetism of Ships, and the Deviations of the Compass

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Compass
  • Page: 471
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The Magnetism of Ships and the Deviations of the Compass

The Magnetism of Ships and the Deviations of the Compass

  • Author: Archibald Smith,Frederick John Evans
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Compass
  • Page: 344
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The Magnetism of Ships and the Deviations of the Compass, Comprising the Three Reports of the Liverpool Compass Commission, with Additional Papers

The Magnetism of Ships and the Deviations of the Compass, Comprising the Three Reports of the Liverpool Compass Commission, with Additional Papers

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Compass
  • Page: 344
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Zen im Alltag

Zen im Alltag

  • Author: Charlotte Joko Beck
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783641108236
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 320
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Jeden Moment bewusst erleben Charlotte Joko Beck lehrt eine Zen-Praxis, die nicht aus unserem Alltag herausführt, sondern sich ihm ganz entschieden zuwendet: Zen als Weg, um mit Alltagsproblemen gut zu Rande zu kommen. Zen als Einstellung, die uns bei Beziehungen, bei der Arbeit, bei unseren Ängsten und Leiden hilft. Joko Becks Dharma-Vorträge in diesem Buch sind Musterbeispiele an Schlichtheit, Treffsicherheit und Vernunft. Sie sprechen Menschen unterschiedlichster religiöser und sozialer Zugehörigkeit an. Nicht zuletzt deshalb ist dieses Buch zu einem Klassiker der westlichen Zen-Literatur geworden.

Frag den Buddha - und geh den Weg des Herzens

Frag den Buddha - und geh den Weg des Herzens

Was uns bei der spirituellen Suche unterstützt. Neuausgabe

  • Author: Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641236533
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 448
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Dies ist eines der wichtigsten Bücher, die über Meditation, über den Prozess der inneren Transformation und die Integration der spirituellen Praxis in unserer tägliches Leben geschrieben wurde. Mit „Frag den Buddha und geh den Weg des Herzens“ wurde der Psychologe und Meditationslehrer Jack Kornfield 1995 im deutschsprachigen Raum bekannt, und es ist bis heute eine Fundgrube und ein wichtiger Begleiter für alle, die sich auf die spirituelle Suche begeben. Im ersten Teil geht es um die Grundlage eines spirituellen Lebens: um Achtsamkeitspraxis und Meditation, um die Schwierigkeiten, die dabei auftauchen können, sowie um den Umgang mit unseren Schattenthemen. Im zweiten Teil zeigt Jack Kornfield, wie wir diese Praxis in unser Leben integrieren können, dabei kommen Mitgefühl, Abgrenzungsstrategien und der Umgang mit spirituellen Lehrern zur Sprache. Schließlich lädt er im dritten Teil dazu ein, Weisheit und Mitgefühl zu entfalten und mit Leichtigkeit und Freude unser Leben zu leben. Dieser spirituelle Klassiker berührt unser Herz und zeigt, was uns alles begegnen kann, wenn wir uns auf die Stille und den gegenwärtigen Moment einlassen. Er ist ein wertvoller Wegbegleiter in vielen Lebensphasen, um Einsicht, Klarheit und Heilung zu erfahren.

Compass of the Heart

Compass of the Heart

Embodying Medicine Wheel Teachings

  • Author: Loren Cruden
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • ISBN: 9780892816002
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 211
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Arranged in the form of a medicine wheel, Compass of the Heart uses the teachings of the six directions-East, South, West, North, Sky, and Earth-as it explores what it means to be consciously engaged in the life that swirls around us each and every moment. Cruden discusses daily spiritual practices-meditation, work with chakras, even teaching children or gardening-as ways of maintaining a connectedness to truth through the ups and downs of experience. These practices deepen one's relationship with the Earth so that spiritual awareness occurs not just in rare moments of inspiration but as an integral and ongoing part of life itself. More than a guide, this is the perfect companion to those following the compass of their hearts toward a union of body, earth, and spirit. For those who feel a desire for a natural spirituality in their lives, Compass of the Heart offers insights and suggestions based on Loren Cruden's lifetime of work with Native American and other Earth-oriented traditions. Further develops the ideas and practices set forth in the author's previous work, The Spirit of Place.