Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.

Biography

Tai Sheridan, Ph.D., is a poet, writer, Zen priest, and Buddhist contemplative with forty-three years of training. His poetry transforms ancient Buddhist texts into accessible and inspirational verse. The Buddha in Blue Jeans series is a modern contemplative approach to spiritual awakening. Tai lives in Marin County, California, where he has raised his four children. His books are bestsellers, and have downloaded more than 400,000 editions.

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Buda en Mezclilla
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Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: Spanish. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
“Buda en Mezclilla”, del poeta-filósofo y monje Zen Tai Sheridan, es un una guía universal en extremo corta, simple y directa para la práctica de sentarse en silencio y ser uno mismo, que es lo mismo que Ser Buda. Sentarse en silencio puede enseñar muchas formas de aceptar la vida, enfrentar el dolor, envejecer con gracia y morir sin remordimientos.
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.
Zen Prayers For Repairing Your Life
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Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Tai Sheridan's 'Zen Prayers' addresses what is unsettled within you and cultivates integrity and virtue. Zen prayer includes intimacy with the ground of Being, making yourself whole through honest self-reflection, clarifying your deepest spiritual intentions, wishing for the welfare of the world, and affirming the essential goodness of people and life.
Relax, You're Going to Die
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Price: Free! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A contemporary and contemplative spiritual exploration of death, by best selling author, poet, and Zen priest Tai Sheridan, Ph.D. Beneath the surface, many anxieties, worries, and fears are associated with death. 'Relax, You Are Going To Die' is an invitation to examine your relationship with death and your ability to live with grace and dynamic vitality.
Secrets of True Happiness
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Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's 'Secrets of True Happiness' is a short, simple, and straight forward guide to becoming Truly Happy by living wisely. When you are truly happy you can be at ease in the world as a Buddha in Blue Jeans: a person of presence, openness, love, and benefit.
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.
The Buddhacarita - A Modern Sequel: The Poetic Saga of Buddha's Life from Birth to Enlightenment
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Price: Free! Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Buddhacarita, Asvaghosa's second century sanskrit poem, is the oldest existing story of Buddha's life. The saga begins with Buddha's magical birth and ends with his enlightenment. The ancient myth presents Buddha's relentless inquiry into the nature of reality and artfully weaves together an archetypal hero's journey, Buddhist philosophy, phantasmagorical occurrences, and historical facts.
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.
The Bare Bones Dhammapada: Big Mind Big Love
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Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The well loved Dhammapada is one of the oldest Buddhist texts on walking the path of enlightenment, love, integrity, and kindness. It contains four hundred twenty-three aphorisms attributed to Buddha. Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan transforms the original using minimalistic images and modern meanings that cut to the chase of Buddha's wisdom as universal truths for a modern audience.
The Zen Wheel of Life Mantra: A Song of Luminous Wisdom and Love
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Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
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Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan 's Wheel of Life Mantra is a poetic expression of the Bhavacakra, an ancient mandala that presents the most significant wisdom teachings of Buddhism. It is used to contemplate the causes and conditions of suffering, and as a guide to non-dual wisdom, loving kindness, compassion, and equanimity.
Celestial Music: Sutras of Emptiness
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
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Poet-Philosopher and Zen priest Tai Sheridan presents modern interpretations of the Lotus, Diamond, Heart Wisdom, and Loving Kindness Sutras in accessible and inspirational verses. The Buddhist sutras express a path of enlightened living based on curiosity, good will, wisdom, and compassion. They journey through the depths of human experience: living and dying, love and loss, anguish and peace.
The Light of the Ancient Buddhas: Ballads of Emptiness and Awakening
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Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Keizan's thirteenth century "Denkoroku", The Transmission of the Light, is a sophisticated Zen fairytale about enlightenment and the empty ground of Being. Keizan uses archetypal myths, legends, and dreams to describe the luminous and awakened Zen mind. Poet-Philosopher Zen Priest Tai Sheridan transforms eighteen of the stories into lyrical ballads that focus on the light of the Universal Self.
Warm Zen Practice: A poetic version of Dogen's Bendowa
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Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's Warm Zen is an easy to read poetic interpretation of Dogen's complex philosophical essay 'Bendowa'. Dogen's writing is based on the Buddhist philosophy and experience of 'no-self' and the unconditioned reality of existence-being, also called the 'dharmakaya', the mystical and transcendent body of light.
Snow Falling in Moonlight: Odes in Praise of Dogen's Shobogenzo
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Dogen (1200-1253) is the father of Soto Zen. Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan has transformed twelve of his spiritual essays from the Shobogenzo (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye), into poems about non-dual wisdom, luminous mind, loving kindness, and Zen practice.
Rice Eyes: Enlightenment in Dogen's Kitchen
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
A poetic presentation of Dogen's essay Tenzo Kyokun, Instructions to the Cook, by Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan. 'Rice Eyes' is a metaphor for the non-dual world, the essential Buddhist experience of oneness. Dogen uses the role of Tenzo, or head cook, to demonstrate how to live, work, and experience a spiritual life that brings benefit to everyone.

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