Books tagged: zen meditation

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The Path
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: 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.
What am I? The Heart Sutra for Everyone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
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.
Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing: Meditation as Medication for the Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Categories: 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?
Zen: Talks, Stories and Commentaries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,820. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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 and the Sutras
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,780. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
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.
Working with Zen Koans
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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?