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Everyday Zen
Stephanie Russell
0740733516
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In Everyday Zen, author Stephanie Russell states, "Zen mind sees daily life as the main vehicle for higher awareness." Everyday Zen teaches you how to incorporate the principles of Zen into your daily routine. You must be present in the moment and be willing to accept change and let go of tangible items in order to progress. Russell offers numerous methods of integrating Zen into everyday life:o Self-justification is like pouring a cup of sand into the ocean.o Halfhearted action makes mud of a mountain stream. Walk into your work with everything you have and leave with yet more clarity.o Everyday problems can seem unsolvable. They are not. Walk around the block and take in the world: the topiary, the trees, a paper cup crumpled in the grass. When you return home, your solution will be inside the door.o A triumph occurs...


The Shaolin Grandmasters' Text: History, Philosophy, and Gung Fu of Shaolin Ch'an
shaolin Monks (Unknown)
0975500902
January 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
...richly informative and very strongly recommended survey of Shaolin...Especially commended to the attention of dedicated martial artists...

October Bookviews.com - Alan Caruba
...provides very specific information and insights...for...this rigorous physical, mental, and spiritual way of life.

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
Robert M. Pirsig
0688002307
April 1974
Hardcover
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Book Review
Arguably one of the most profoundly important essays ever written on the nature and significance of "quality" and definitely a necessary anodyne to the consequences of a modern world pathologically obsessed with quantity. Although set as a story of a cross-country trip on a motorcycle by a father and son, it is more nearly a journey through 2,000 years of Western philosophy. For some people, this has been a truly life-changing book.

George Steiner, The New Yorker
It lodges in the mind as few recent novels have...The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with Moby Dick are patent. Robert Pirsig invites the prodigious comparison. What more can one say?

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert M. Pirsig
0060839872
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Arguably one of the most profoundly important essays ever written on the nature and significance of "quality" and definitely a necessary anodyne to the consequences of a modern world pathologically obsessed with quantity. Although set as a story of a cross-country trip on a motorcycle by a father and son, it is more nearly a journey through 2,000 years of Western philosophy. For some people, this has been a truly life-changing book.

George Steiner, The New Yorker
It lodges in the mind as few recent novels have...The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with Moby Dick are patent. Robert Pirsig invites the prodigious comparison. What more can one say?

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Osho Zen Tarot : The Transcendental Game Of Zen
Ma Deva Padma (Illustrator), Osho
0312117337
April 15, 1995
Misc. Supplies
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Book Description
When life seems to be full of doubt and uncertainty we tend to look for a source of inspiration: what will happen in the future? What about my health, the children? What will happen if I make this decision and not that one? This is how the traditional tarot is often used, to satisfy a longing to know about the past and future. This Osho Zen Tarot focuses instead on gaining an understanding of the here and now. It is a system based on the wisdom of Zen, a wisdom that says events in the outer world simply reflect in the outer world simply reflect our own thoughts and feelings, even though we ourselves might be unclear about what those thoughts and feelings are. So it helps us to turn our attention away from outside events so we can find a new clarity of understanding in our innermost hearts. The conditions and states of...


Zen Golf
Joseph Parent
0385504462
May 2002
Hardcover
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Review
“The lessons in Zen Golf make the mental game seem so simple. Dr. Parent has given me very effective methods for working with thoughts and emotions, and for taking the negatives out of the picture.”
-Vijay Singh, Masters and PGA Champion

“Soothing and enlightening, Zen Golf exposes us to the storm-tossed waters of the golfer's psyche, but in short order, Dr. Parent has us bobbing easily amidst the waves.”
-Guy Yocum, Senior Writer for Golf Digest

“There’s no other book like this one. If you want to know what has gotten in the way of playing better and what you can do about it, look no further.”
-Mike “Radar” Reid, PGA Tour Winner

“Doc’s unique teaching methods helped me to concentrate and to go from the...


Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Shunryu Suzuki
0834800799
April 1, 1973
Paperback
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Book Review
A respected Zen master in Japan and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu Suzuki has blazed a path in American Buddhism like few others. He is the master who climbs down from the pages of the koan books and answers your questions face to face. If not face to face, you can at least find the answers as recorded in Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, a transcription of juicy excerpts from his lectures. From diverse topics such as transience of the world, sudden enlightenment, and the nuts and bolts of meditation, Suzuki always returns to the idea of beginner's mind, a recognition that our original nature is our true nature. With beginner's mind, we dedicate ourselves to sincere practice, without the thought of gaining anything special. Day to day life becomes our Zen training, and we discover that "to study Buddhism is to...


Zen in the Art of Archery
Eugen Herrigel
0375705090
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
So many books have been written about the meditation side of Zen and the everyday, chop wood/carry water side of Zen. But few books have approached Zen the way that most Japanese actually do--through ritualized arts of discipline and beauty--and perhaps that is why Eugen Herrigel's Zen in the Art of Archery is still popular so long after it first publication in 1953. Herrigel, a philosophy professor, spent six years studying archery and flower-arranging in Japan, practicing every day, and struggling with foreign notions such as "eyes that hear and ears that see." In a short, pithy narrative, he brings the heart of Zen to perfect clarity--intuition, imitation, practice, practice, practice, then, boom, wondrous spontaneity fusing self and art, mind, body, and spirit. Herrigel writes with an attention to subtle profundity and...


Zen Miracles: Finding Peace in an Insane World
Brenda Shoshanna
0471414816
March 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It's virtually axiomatic now that America has its own brand of Zen Buddhism, and the author of this skilled volume proves the point. Shoshanna is a Hasidic Jew who has been both practicing zazen and maintaining a psychotherapy practice for more than 25 years. Here she weaves a fine tapestry out of these splendid, assorted threads. Five sections ("Getting Started," "Cravings and Compulsions," "Letting Go," Dissolving the False Self" and "Zen, God and Enlightenment") use traditional Buddhist and contemporary American stories and quotes and lucid prose to invite anyone and everyone down Zen's calming, clarifying garden path. These forms are supplemented by both provocative koans and "Zen in Action" exercises at the conclusion of each of the 18 short chapters. The last chapter, "Zen and God," might well have been...


Buddhism Plain and Simple
Steve Hagen
0767903323
December 29, 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
You might want to digest this book slowly, a few pages at a time. Although Zen teacher Steve Hagen has a knack for putting the philosophy of Buddhism in a "plain and simple" package, it may take a while to sink in. There is so much there. Seeing reality, realizing the wisdom of the self, breaking free of dualistic thinking--this is pretty heady stuff. Thankfully, Hagen passes it along in the form of examples from life, psychological tidbits, and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present. And when it clicks in, it can be life-transforming. Hagen explains this shift in outlook and how the fundamental way we look at the world affects everything we do. As an outline, Hagen follows the basic teachings of the Buddha, and we see that, rather than dogmatic truths, they are reminders for us as we reconsider the life we have...


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
Robert Pirsig
0553277472
April 1, 1984
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Arguably one of the most profoundly important essays ever written on the nature and significance of "quality" and definitely a necessary anodyne to the consequences of a modern world pathologically obsessed with quantity. Although set as a story of a cross-country trip on a motorcycle by a father and son, it is more nearly a journey through 2,000 years of Western philosophy. For some people, this has been a truly life-changing book.

George Steiner, The New Yorker
It lodges in the mind as few recent novels have...The book is inspired, original...the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism. The analogies with Moby Dick are patent. Robert Pirsig invites the prodigious comparison. What more can one say?

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What Time Is It You Mean Now
Yogi Berra
0743244532
July 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Offering advice that does and doesn't make sense, baseball-great-turned-author Yogi Berra along with coauthor Dave Kaplan has penned a new tome, What Time Is It? You Mean Now? Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All. For Berra, it's apparently not over yet; he appears to have plenty of knowledge to share on subjects as diverse as the importance of attitude in life to the plusses of exercising regularly. Each short chapter begins with a quote, such as "I Ain't in a Slump. I'm Just Not Hitting" and "It Gets Late Early Out There"; the strange quips are followed by brief anecdotes that explain to some degree just what Berra means. For example, his statement, "It Was a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity, and I've Had a Couple of Those" leads off the chapter on chances and breaks. According to Berra,...


Way of Zen
Alan W. Watts
0375705104
February 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
After D.T. Suzuki, Alan Watts stands as the godfather of Zen in America. Often taken to task for inspiring the flimsy spontaneity of Beat Zen, Watts had an undeniably keen understanding of his subject. Nowhere is this more evident than in his 1957 classic The Way of Zen, which has been reissued. Watts takes the reader back to the philosophical foundations of Zen in the conceptual world of Hinduism, follows Buddhism's course through the development of the early Mahayana school, the birth of Zen from Buddhism's marriage with Chinese Taoism, and on to Zen's unique expression in Japanese art and life. As a Westerner, Watts anticipates the stumbling blocks encountered with such concepts as emptiness and no-mind, then illustrates with flawlessly apt examples. Many popular books have been written on Zen since Watts' time, but few...


Zen Guitar
Philip Toshio Sudo
068483877X
March 1998
Paperback
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Hardcore Zen
Brad Warner
086171380X
July 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
There's a Zen story about a teacher who holds up his finger, then reminds his student to look beyond the finger itself, to what the finger is pointing at-the moon. That's what this book does: it transcends itself-and with outrageous style. Warner, an early-'80s hardcore punk musician, discovered Zen in college, moved to Japan to make B-grade monster movies, and eventually became a bona fide Zen master by formally receiving "dharma transmission." Yet true to his punk spirit, he relentlessly demands that all teaching, all beliefs, all authority-including his own-must be questioned. ("Why should you listen to me? Who the hell am I?... No one. No one at all.") By turns wickedly funny, profane, challenging and iconoclastic-but always with genuine kindness-Warner devotes chapters to some common Zen notions such as the...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Zen Living
Gary R. McClain
159257243X
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An updated and revised guide to enlightening up! Presenting innovative ideas on incorporating Zen thinking and action into even the most Western lifestyle, this book focuses on living Zen in a post-9/11 world. It also offers updated information on meditation and its many benefits and new exercises for families to promote Zen living at home, as well as new exercises to help readers combat their dissatisfaction with life and unfulfilled desires. • Revised to focus on living Zen in an increasingly complex and panicked world • New anecdotes that translate Zen philosophy into the "here and now"

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As an adult who leads a busy life, you have to deal with the stresses of home, work, and family. The Buddhist idea of Zen seeks to help you reduce stress...


Zen-Brain Reflections
James H. Austin
0262012235
February 14, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This sequel to the widely read Zen and the Brain continues James Austin’s explorations into the key interrelationships between Zen Buddhism and brain research. In Zen-Brain Reflections, Austin, a clinical neurologist, researcher, and Zen practitioner, examines the evolving psychological processes and brain changes associated with the path of long-range meditative training. Austin draws not only on the latest neuroscience research and new neuroimaging studies but also on Zen literature and his personal experience with alternate states of consciousness.

Zen-Brain Reflections takes up where the earlier book left off. It addresses such questions as: how do placebos and acupuncture change the brain? Can neuroimaging studies localize the sites where our notions of self arise? How can...


Reiki : A Comprehensive Guide
Pamela Miles
1585424749
April 6, 2006
Hardcover
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Massage & Bodywork, March 2006 Massage & Bodywork, April/May 2006
Reiki helped change Pamela Miles' life some twenty years ago and now she's giving back with this text.

Book Description
Perhaps the gentlest alternative healing therapy in the world, Reiki has gone mainstream. A form of energy healing developed in early twentieth-century Japan, Reiki is rapidly breaking into conventional medicine because of its ease of use, its immediate benefits, and, perhaps most important, the element of self-care inherent in the practice.

And yet, Reiki remains a mysterious healing art due to the paucity of reliable resources on this therapy. For those who seek guidance in bringing Reiki into their lives, Pamela Miles's Reiki is bound to become an indispensable friend. Considered by many to be...


Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
Paul Reps
0804831866
Jan 1957
Paperback
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From AudioFile
The essence of Zen--as a way of life, a religion, an aesthetic--can be found in the works of the Zen canon. Reps draws short stories and vignettes from such classic works as The Gateless Gate and 101 Zen Stories to help listeners come closer to answering the question: What is Zen? Peter Coyote, a student of Zen for more than 20 years, is well suited as a narrator of these tales. He reads in a calm voice with a patience and presence that reflect the Zen concept of mindfulness. To maintain the tranquility of this program, soft meditation bells ring between selections. P.B.J. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

The Japan Times
"Wraps up Zen as neatly as is possible."

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Zen in the Martial Arts
Joe Hyams
0553275593
June 1982
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"If one of your goals is to live with maximum zest and minimum stress, read Zen In The Martial Arts. The great beauty of the book is that as Hyams' mind receives enlightenment, so does our."--Playboy.

Review
"If one of your goals is to live with maximum zest and minimum stress, read Zen In The Martial Arts. The great beauty of the book is that as Hyams' mind receives enlightenment, so does our."--Playboy.

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The Unfettered Mind: Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master
Takuan Soho
087011851X
March 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
So succinct are the author's insights that these writings have outlasted the dissolution of the samurai class to come down to the present and be read for guidance and inspiration by the captains of business and industry, as well as those devoted to the practice of the martial arts in their modern form. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Language Notes
Text: English, Japanese (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Zen and the Art of Poker
Larry W. Phillips
0452281261
Nov 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Many readers of this original book, which mixes Zen and poker, will find it difficult to grasp Zen theories in which one becomes an arrow, is the ball, and becomes one with poker and the universe. In gambling, it's easier to be a cynic, but an open mind will be necessary in accepting the knowledge of the bodhi tree. The poker enthusiast has only one objective in winning money. Phillips, a journalist and poker pro, perhaps with his tongue in his cheek implies that an individual will be rewarded with an almost psychic internal peace by the practices and theories of Zen. The true poker player or gambler, however, is by nature intuitive, compulsive, aggressive, calculating, relentless, and one-dimensional. Still, the author's approach makes this an entertaining and well-written work worth perusing. He gives 100 useful...


Zen Cards
Daniel Lessard Levin
1561708046
May 2001

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Book Description
Zen has become one of the most fascinating topics in our modern-day world—its wisdom and simplicity has captured the interest of people of all ages. The 44 beautifully illustrated Zen cards in this box will bring you joy, inspiration, and a new level of awareness. You can use these cards to answer a question, get a new perspective on a troubling situation, or forecast your future.


Throwing the Elephant: Zen and the Art of Managing Up
Stanley Bing
0641679033

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