John Low is a former military and commercial pilot turned entrepreneur as the founder of Ebook Launch: http://www.ebooklaunch.com
How did Ebook Launch get started?
Formatting ebooks started out as a hobby. I was helping people get their books published on Smashwords. It grew into a business from there. We still have the same philosophy today as when it was a hobby. We are all about empowering and helping authors.
How long has Ebook Launch been in business?
Ebook Launch has been in business as Ebook Launch since August 2011, but John has been with Smashwords since October 2009
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?
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.
This is the true story of “Stocky” Edwards, Canada’s top living fighter pilot. The story begins in Battleford, Saskatchewan where Stocky grew up. During his childhood, shooting partridge, and working hard, Stocky learned the lessons that would serve him well during the Desert War. This is the incredible story of a young Canadian who goes to war and becomes a superior pilot and leader of men.
Albert Low’s book shows how the religious impulse is expressed by two entirely different kinds of religions: religion as a set of beliefs centered on a unique, dynamic center such as Christ, Mohammed or Buddha, and religion as a quest. Dr Albert Low is the teacher at the Montreal Zen Center and an internationally acclaimed author.
In this book Albert Low invites you to put into practice the benefits of Zen. He uses the words of Descartes, "I think, therefore I am," as a springboard to a deeper pool of wisdom to be found in Zen Buddhism. Written with clarity, he uses Christian, Sufi and Hindu sources as well as Zen Buddhist. By so doing, he explains Zen in Western terms, making it accessible both in theory and in practice.
Hakuin Zenji is one of Japan’s most celebrated Zen masters. Tradition tells us that he single-handedly revived Rinzai Zen in Japan. He was an artist, calligrapher and writer, as well as being a Zen master. He said that writing is verbal prajna and his writings are vigorous, courageous, and always to the point. The Chant in Praise of Zazen, Zazen Wasan, is justifiably one of his best-known works.
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.
Creating Consciousness is a spiritual & intellectual treasure from Zen Master Albert Low. Low’s main thesis, drawn deeply from the wisdom of Zen and decades of his own meditation, is that each individual is a divided reality. The fact that we are one and yet divided, at the center and the periphery, leads to Low’s discussion of ambiguity, creativity, & violence as integral to human existence.
The world faces a crisis in the corporate world. Band-aids and patchwork technical solutions are not enough to get us through. With a new perception, a fundamental change of reasoning and behaviour is possible. A corporation is the product of society, one of the ways society operates. As such, it should not be owned by a few members of that society.
“Restoring Meaning: Evolution Revisited” offers an original and fertile way to integrate spiritual and scientific views of human evolution. It offers a new and refreshing alternative to the way we think about our origins. The result is an invigorating perspective on how our best qualities have come into being and evolved. How we think about our origin matters because we will act accordingly.