Books tagged: zen buddhism

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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 and the Sutras
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,780. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
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
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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.
Zo-Zen!: Zen Buddhist Essays and Insights from the Small Town “Big Mind” of Harold Zo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Vincent Casspriano, Jr., author of 'The Simplest Path To Personal And Planetary Awakening: Free Your Mind' writes, "Harold Zo is a rarity – a solitary Buddhist living in small town America. His profound insight, gentle humor and deeply personal voice in these essays reads like an inspiring conversation with a wise, close friend. Zo-Zen is an entertaining and enlightening bridge-builder."
Dharma, Not Dogma! Buddhism and the Fluid Art of Realization
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This paper explores Buddhist teachings regarding faith, belief, and the difference between these terms, examining the individual's relationship to doctrine on the Buddhist path. It is my hope that seekers on all spiritual paths will discover the unique possibilities embodied in this Buddhist approach to the Divine, and the advantage of this view to any spiritual quest, regardless of Tradition.
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.
What am I? The Heart Sutra for Everyone
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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.
The Blooms Between Death And Reincarnation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,880. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Seiko, the wife of a Zen priest Zendo, had an abortion and asks a medium to tell if she will be blessed with a child again. She feels pity for she still hasn’t held a memorial service for her aborted baby and makes paper strings in preparation for that service. They finally perform memorial services for their baby and other departed souls so all will sleep peacefully in their graves.
The Cry Of Morning Glory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Aiko was raped by her classmates and delivered a fatherless baby, but who can’t, for the life of her, recall that her baby died before or after birth. She sows seeds of morning glory on behalf of her boyfriend. As morning glory grows larger, the memory of her dead baby grows worse and starts tormenting her all the more.
Dream Walk - Parables for the Living
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,990. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
You are about to enter a world in which all the characters are animals. But these are not cartoon characters, team mascots or anthropomorphic manifestations of human tendencies – they are potent spirits in their own right. Animals to be sure - but animals of a very special sort.