Books tagged: zen practice

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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?
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.
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.
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.
One Hand Killing
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Series: An Alex Sullivan Zen Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 95,830. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Burned out from the gritty streets and depraved criminals she deals with daily, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan escapes to the only place she can find any peace—a Zen Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. But while there, the walls of this once peaceful sanctuary are breached by the horror of ritual murders and the slow acid drip of suspicion.
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.
Now And Zen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,410. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
How does Zen practice lead to enlightenment? When is internally-focused mindfulness most effective? What is the greatest obstacle to experiencing peace of mind? Now And Zen explores the deeper psychological aspects of Zen practice and offers a new approach for attaining tranquility and happiness. Robert Sommers has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a long-time Zen practitioner.