Books tagged: zen meditation

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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.
Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing: Meditation as Medication for the Mind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Western mind balks at the notion of a "goal-less" practice.Yet when we overcome hesitation and practice meditation despite its apparent "impracticality," where no end-product is being pursued, something, indeed, is produced - an invisible inner calm, a piercing sense of intuitive perception, a general air of "luminosity" of which we, ourselves, may not even be aware. What is going on here?
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.
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.
The Path
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Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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.
Buddha's Golden Light: Six Classic Buddhist Teachings in Modern Verse
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddha's Golden Light is a modern re-visioning of classic Buddhist and Zen texts by best selling author and Zen priest Tai Sheridan. Esoteric essays, wisdom teachings, and non-dual philosophy are transformed into accessible, inspiring, and beautiful verse. The six books in this collection illuminate the big body, big mind, and big heart of Buddhism.
Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha
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Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's 'Buddha in Blue Jeans' is an extremely short, simple, and straight forward universal guide to the practice of sitting quietly and being yourself, which is the same as being Buddha. Sitting quietly can teach many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. The book encourages sitting quietly every day.
Reality and the Truth: Pillar One
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Series: The Eight Pillars of the Heaven. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,000. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Written in a casual, conversational manner, this book is meant to be accessible to you, the average person, to help improve your life in meaningful, realistic ways. Once you are able to differentiate between reality and the truth, much suffering from life's changes can be diminished. This will improve your health, make you happier, and strengthen your relationships with those you care about.