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Zen ~ The Gateless Gate
By JW Goethe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2009. Category: Nonfiction
The Gateless Gate is a collection of 48 Chan (Zen) koans compiled in the early 13th century by the Chinese Zen master Wumen Hui-k'ai (無門慧開)(1183-1260) (Japanese: Mumon Ekai). Wumen's preface indicates that the volume was published in 1228. Each koan is accompanied by a commentary and verse by Wumen.
The Light in Ordinary Things: Volume 1 of the Fearless Poetry Series
By Sari Friedman
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2009 by D. Patrick Miller. Category: Fiction
The first volume of the Fearless Poetry Series presents the work of 42 accomplished poets, offering illuminations of everyday things, places, and beings. Co-edited by Sari Friedman and D. Patrick Miller with an introduction by D. Patrick Miller.
Hakuin’s Chant in Praise of Zazen
By Albert Low
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Albert Low
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Albert Low
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,780. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Albert Low
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,820. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Albert Low
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Vincent Casspriano, Jr.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,430. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction
"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
By Albert Low
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
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
By David Tuffley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,110. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2010 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Satori Now makes the wisdom of the ages understandable to people living in the 21st Century. 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.