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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

  • Author: Shunryū Suzuki,Trudy Dixon,Richard Baker
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590302672
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 179
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Consists of a collection of stories and meditations on Zen practice that originated from a series of talks given by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki to a small group in California.

Not Always So

Not Always So

Practicing the True Spirit of Zen

  • Author: Shunryu Suzuki,Edward Espe Brown,Zen Center San Francisco
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060957549
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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Practising the true spirit of Zen. Not Always So is based on Shunryu Suzuki's lectures and is framed in his own inimitable, allusive, paradoxical style, rich with unexpected and off–centre insights. Suzuki knew he was dying at the time of the lectures, which gives his thoughts an urgency and focus even sharper than in the earlier book. In Not Always So Suzuki once again voices Zen in everyday language with the vigour, sensitivity, and buoyancy of a true friend. Here is support and nourishment. Here is a mother and father lending a hand, but letting you find your own way. Here is guidance which empowers your freedom (or way–seeking mind), rather than pinning you down to directions and techniques. Here is teaching which encourages you to touch and know your true heart and to express yourself fully, teaching which is not teaching from outside, but a voice arising in your own being.

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.

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.

Being Upright

Being Upright

Zen Meditation and Bodhisattva Precepts

  • Author: Tenshin Reb Anderson
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 193048559X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should we confess and acknowledge our ancient twisted karma? What is the significance of taking refuge in Buddha, dharma, and sangha? The author explores the ten basic precepts, including not killing, not stealing, not lying, not misusing sexuality, and not using intoxicants. A gifted storyteller, Anderson takes us to the heart of situations, where moral judgments are not easy and we do not have all the answers. With wisdom and compassion, he teaches us how to confront the emotional and ethical turmoil of our lives.

Everyday Zen

Everyday Zen

Love and Work

  • Author: Charlotte J. Beck
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061984302
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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Charlotte Joko Beck offers a warm, engaging, uniquely American approach to using Zen to deal with the problems of daily living—love, relationships, work, fear, ambition, and suffering. Everyday Zen shows us how to live each moment to the fullest. This Plus edition includes an interview with the author.

Zen and the Art of Happiness

Zen and the Art of Happiness

  • Author: Chris Prentiss
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 0943015626
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 101
  • View: 6771
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Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In Zen and the Art of Happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression. You'll learn how to adapt to life's inevitable changes, how to deal with stress in a healthy way, and how to nurture a mindful happiness in your daily life. Most importantly, the gentle wisdom of Zen and the Art of Happiness will show you how to invite magnificent experiences into your life and create a personal philosophy that will sustain you through anything. A timeless work about the art of happiness, the way of happiness, the inner game of happiness.

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings

  • Author: Paul Reps,Nyogen Senzaki
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462902987
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 216
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Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism

Selected Writings of D.T. Suzuki

  • Author: Daisetz Teitarō Suzuki
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 038548349X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 294
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A highly accessible overview of Zen philosophy includes a basic historical background, a thorough overview of the techniques of Zen practice, and explanations of key concepts and terminology. Reissue.

The Essential Dogen

The Essential Dogen

Writings of the Great Zen Master

  • Author: Kazuaki Tanahashi,Peter Levitt
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834828472
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, is one of the greatest religious, philosophical, and literary geniuses of Japan. His writings have been studied by Zen students for centuries, particularly his masterwork, Shobo Genzo or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. This is the first book to offer the great master’s incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works. The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen—and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.

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.

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life

  • Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 1401394671
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 304
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The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live. When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.

Zen Buddhism for Beginners

Zen Buddhism for Beginners

A Simple and Easy Buddhism Guide to Finding Your Inner Peace and Happiness

  • Author: Ashley Leesburg
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781512067781
  • Category:
  • Page: 44
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This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to incorporate the basic elements of Zen Buddhism into your life and reap the benefits that are bound to follow. Through Zen, you will be able to let go of those thoughts that are plaguing you, and reach a complete and utter peace of mind. Because the principles of Zen Buddhism affect the mind the personal intellect can have a hard time grasping its concept. Therefore, the pages of this book are meant for informational purposes, not as instructions. This book attempts to provide: the tools necessary to begin the study of the mind, and with the help of Zazen, see into one's own nature. Many people will tell you that it is just a matter of sitting without goals, but the truth is far from it. This so called 'sitting' is an entire journey of self-discovery, of an intimate, spiritual self-development. During which time you train your mind to focus better and unveil your life's purpose. Zen Buddhism invites you to transform yourself spiritually and live in harmony with the world and the people around you. While many other religions can say the same, Zen Buddhism always strives for the purification of the mind. It urges you to face yourself, to face everything you like and dislike about who you are and what you do. Buddhism also challenges you to change the fundamental precepts of the life you have been taught so far, regarding materialism, ambition, pride, greed and revenge. Rather, it pushes you towards a general goodness of being. Wisdom, empathy, charity, tolerance and discipline are encouraged to grow. The results of this spiritual cultivation are numerous. Most importantly, you will begin a journey that all humans strive for in this world: the attainment of a meaningful and joyful life, where you are focused and aware of every single moment.

Nothing Special

Nothing Special

  • Author: Charlotte J. Beck,Steven A. Smith
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061971197
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5942
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WHEN NOTHING IS SPECIAL, EVERYTHING CAN BE The best-selling author of 'Everyday Zen' shows how to awaken to daily life and discover the ideal in the everyday, finding riches in our feelings, relationships, and work. 'Nothing Special' offers the r

Buddha's Brain

Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

  • Author: Rick Hanson
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459624157
  • Category:
  • Page: 348
  • View: 7137
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Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom--are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

  • Author: Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9780834821224
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7796
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In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he said, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all play on ourselves, and to offer us a far brighter reality: the true and joyous liberation that inevitably involves letting go of the self rather than working to improve it. It is a message that has resonated with students for nearly thirty years, and remains fresh as ever today. This new edition includes a foreword by Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.

Shoes Outside the Door

Shoes Outside the Door

Desire, Devotion, and Excess at San Francisco Zen Center

  • Author: Michael Downing
  • Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
  • View: 7592
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Provides a close-up look at the scandals that rocked the San Francisco Zen Center, a leader in alternative religious practice and the counterculture in America, and their repercussions. 75,000 first printing.

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha

The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

  • Author: Stephen Mitchell
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 0802195474
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1357
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“Somebody comes into the Zen center with a lighted cigarette, walks up to the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes on its lap. You are standing there. What can you do?” This is a problem that Zen Master Seung Sahn is fond of posing to his American students who attend his Zen centers. Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a delightful, irreverent, and often hilariously funny living record of the dialogue between Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn and his American students. Consisting of dialogues, stories, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters using the Zen Master’s actual words in spontaneous, living interaction with his students, this book is a fresh presentation of the Zen teaching method of “instant dialogue” between Master and student which, through the use of astonishment and paradox, leads to an understanding of ultimate reality.

Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving-kindness

Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving-kindness

  • Author: Chogyam Trungpa,Pema Chodron
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590302524
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 223
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An introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of lojong features a collection of classical "slogans" designed to help promote clarity, intelligence, compassion, and other virtues, in a guide that demonstrates how to overcome such challenges as fear and self-centeredness. Original.

The Essence of Zen

The Essence of Zen

The Teachings of Sekkei Harada

  • Author: Sekkei Harada,Daigaku Rumme
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861718445
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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The Essence of Zen is an expert's guided tour of the ins and outs of the tradition's approach to meditation, enlightenment, and the oneness of all things. To read it is to enter into one of modern Japanese Zen's most subtle and sophisticated minds. Sekkei Harada skillfully pushes us to drop those parts of ourselves that grasp and make demands regarding our understanding or progress in meditation practice. He enables us to see clearly-and steer clear of-the philosophical stumbling blocks that can make the path precarious. The Essence of Zen represents the most succinct of his teachings, making it of immediate value to anyone with an interest in Zen. The book also contains Harada's explanations of the differences between the tradition's primary schools, making it particularly helpful to newcomers.