Books tagged: koan

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Hakuin’s Chant in Praise of Zazen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Hakuin Zenji is one of Japan’s most celebrated Zen masters. Tradition tells us that he single-handedly revived Rinzai Zen in Japan. He was an artist, calligrapher and writer, as well as being a Zen master. He said that writing is verbal prajna and his writings are vigorous, courageous, and always to the point. The Chant in Praise of Zazen, Zazen Wasan, is justifiably one of his best-known works.
Working with Zen Koans
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Because words can no more hold the truth than a net can hold water, we use koans. Koans are sayings, or doings, of Zen masters, the patriarchs and Buddha. Take for example the koan: The Sound of One Hand clapping. It reads: “You know the sound of two hands clapping. What is the sound of one hand clapping?” The obvious, intellectual answer is, No sound at all! But then what is this No sound?
Zen and the Sutras
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,780. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The basic message of all the Mahayana Buddhist sutras is awakening - what the Zen teacher Bassui called "seeing the wordless sutra." Zen and the Sutras is an accessible study of the major Mahayana sutras as manuals for the practice of Zen. Low’s insights and conclusions about spirituality and humanity will both illuminate and inspire, in the way of Zen, in the search for spiritual awakening.
Zen: Talks, Stories and Commentaries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,820. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Albert Low, teacher and director at the Montreal Zen Center and dharma heir of Roshi Philip Kapleau, provides an engaging collection of talks, stories and commentaries on Zen. Though the entries range from dharma talks on koans to discussions on Buddhism and Christianity, they all address concrete concerns of our lives and reveal the author's profound insights.
The Iron Cow of Zen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
A koan is a saying by a Zen master, the most famous being "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" Seemingly incomprehensible, a koan is actually an invitation to think in a new way, a tool to startle the consciousness into enlightenment. Drawing on the views of diverse thinkers from Buddha, to T.S. Eliot to explain the essential concepts of Zen Buddhism, this book is thought provoking reading.
The Simplest Path to Personal and Planetary Awakening: Free Your Mind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,430. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
"Carl Sagan meets Carlos Castaneda meets Richard Dawkins meets the Buddha... Vincent Casspriano, Jr.'s THE SIMPLEST PATH cuts through all the Traditional religious and New Age mystic mumbo jumbo to reveal a simple step by step path anyone can follow to the attainment of personal enlightenment and the positive transformation of our world." - Esra Free, author of Wicca 404: Advanced Goddess Thealogy
What am I? The Heart Sutra for Everyone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
The most familiar of all the sutras, the Heart Sutra, is chanted regularly in Zen monasteries. Albert Low uses his vast experience, coming from years of practice and teaching, to guide the reader through the difficult terrain of the Sutra using non-technical language, many stories and references to Zen koans. He encourages the reader to use the mind in a new creative to see the Sutra's message.
Satori Now: Awakening your Highest Self
Series: On the Spiritual Path, Book 1 · Buddhism, Book 1 · Applied Psychology, Book 1 · Leadership, Book 1 · Creativity, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,110. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2010 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Written in simple language, Satori Now is an elegant restatement of the timeless truths passed down through the centuries by Buddhist and Taoist masters, and brought up to date with perspectives from modern science to give this timeless message new meaning in today's world. Satori Now makes the wisdom of the ages understandable to people living in the 21st Century.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
There may be no path to follow or method to use to attain realization, enlightenment, waking up, satori…but it is often said that if the fruit is ripened fully it will fall from the tree more readily. Kwatz! shakes the tree a bit.
One Hand Killing
Series: An Alex Sullivan Zen Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,830. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Burned out from the gritty streets and depraved criminals she deals with daily, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan escapes to the only place she can find any peace—a Zen Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. But while there, the walls of this once peaceful sanctuary are breached by the horror of ritual murders and the slow acid drip of suspicion.