Books tagged: zazen

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Hakuin’s Chant in Praise of Zazen
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
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: Talks, Stories and Commentaries
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,820. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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.
Answer Your Love Letters: Footnotes to a Zen Practice
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,150. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
"Answer Your Love Letters" is a series of short reflections and observations by an author who has spent 40 years practicing Zen Buddhism. The book offers no cookie-cutter answers to the serious and intimate questions any reader might have. "Answer Your Love Letters" is, in its way, simply a love letter that the reader may choose to answer.
One Hand Killing
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Series: An Alex Sullivan Zen Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 95,830. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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.
The Zen Of Art
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
A Comedy about Zen Buddhism? Hai! Art Westin - high-strung, plugged-in, always-selling - is forced to spend a week in a Japanese Zen monastery... where he encounters a unique koan (“riddle”) of philosophy and phunny... culminating in a moment of satori (“insight”) that changes his life. But will this enlightenment last when he returns to the West?
Vipassana Meditation: My Experiences at a 10-Day Retreat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Vipassana is one of the world's most ancient forms of meditation. In this detailed essay, author Robert Crayola describes all that goes on at a 10-day Vipassana course, providing a thorough accounting of the pros and cons involved. Also included is information on taking the course yourself.
Cat Zen
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sit down with a man, a cat, and some Zen for about 600 words. You won't regret it.
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat
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Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A One Hour Short & Sweet Zen Retreat encourages you to enjoy quiet, gather your wits about you, delight in nature, nourish yourself, focus your attention, love the world you inhabit, clarify your spiritual intentions, and deepen your connection with the whole of you. It is a simple practice that requires no special belief, training, or particular religious affiliation.