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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.
Zen Koans: In Today's Language
By David Tuffley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction
Koans are a useful sign-post on the path to enlightenment. They reveal abstract Truth that cannot be expressed logically through presenting the reader with a paradox that can only be solved by shifting one's perspective.
The Path
By Silent Temple
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
The Path offers a beautifully poetic vision of an unorthodox spiritual journey spanning nearly a decade and a half. The author, Silent Temple, is neoZen in his orientation but also subtly existential and unbounded in his sensibilities. The book is beautifully illustrated by the author, as well. A must read by Western and Eastern audiences for its insights, depth of vision, and artistic mastery.
Dragon, Bucket, Moon
By Sylvia Volk
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
Young Harmony lives in seclusion, hidden from the more dangerous mages who are her elders. So when a dragon poses her a riddle, intending to eat her if she can't find the answer, she has no one to turn to. No way to escape. No future, unless she can solve the riddle.