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  1. At Hell's Gate

    At Hell's Gate

    A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace

    • by
    • Claude Anshin Thomas
    In this raw and moving memoir, Claude Thomas describes his service in Vietnam, his subsequent emotional collapse, and his remarkable journey toward healing. At Hell's Gate is not only a gripping coming-of-age story but a spiritual travelogue from the horrors of combat to the discovery of inner peace—a journey that inspired Thomas to become a Zen monk and peace activist who travels to war-scarred regions around the world.… Read More

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  2. How to Cook Your Life

    How to Cook Your Life

    From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment

    • by
    • Zen Master Dogen,
    • Kosho Uchiyama Roshi
    In the thirteenth century, Zen master Dogen—perhaps the most significant of all Japanese philosophers, and the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen sect—wrote a practical manual of Instructions for the Zen Cook . In drawing parallels between preparing meals for the Zen monastery and spiritual training, he reveals far more than simply the rules and manners of the Zen kitchen; he teaches us how to "cook," or refine our… Read More

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  3. Two Zen Classics

    Two Zen Classics

    The Gateless Gate and the Blue Cliff Records

    The strange verbal paradoxes called koans have been used traditionally in Zen training to help students attain a direct realization of truths inexpressible in words. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan (The Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku (The Blue Cliff Record), both compiled during the Song dynasty in China, are the best known and most frequently studied koan collections, and are classics of Zen literature. They… Read More

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  4. Zen Training

    Zen Training

    Methods and Philosophy

    • by
    • Katsuki Sekida
    Zen Training is a comprehensive handbook for zazen, seated meditation practice, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen path. The book marked a turning point in Zen literature in its critical reevaluation of the enlightenment experience, which the author believes has often been emphasized at the expense of other important aspects of Zen training. In addition, Zen Training goes beyond the first flashes of enlightenment… Read More

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  5. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship

    Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship

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    • Nicklaus Suino
    To become an expert swordsman, one must pay close attention to detail, be highly self-critical, and practice diligently every day under the guidance of a good teacher. Unfortunately, contact time with a worthy mentor is limited for most. Practice Drills for Japanese Swordsmanship fills this obvious gap in the training of the modern swordsman by providing bokuto (wooden sword) drills to supplement the formal class activity of forms practice. Both… Read More

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  6. The Path of the Human Being

    The Path of the Human Being

    Zen Teachings on the Bodhisattva Way

    • by
    • Dennis Genpo Merzel
    Dennis Merzel, one of the most highly regarded American Zen teachers, explains how meditation can gradually lead us to becoming more and more familiar with our minds, allowing us to better understand ourselves and the nature of human life. He explores the practice of meditation in depth, as well as a range of related topics including: connecting meditation practice to everyday life, understanding central Zen concepts, working with a teacher,… Read More

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  7. At Home in the Muddy Water

    At Home in the Muddy Water

    A Guide to Finding Peace within Everyday Chaos

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    • Ezra Bayda
    May we exist like a lotus, / At home in the muddy water. / Thus we bow to life as it is. This verse is an important reminder, says Ezra Bayda, of what the spiritual life is truly about: the willingness to open ourselves to whatever life presents—no matter how messy or complicated. And through that willingness to be open, we can discover wisdom, compassion, and the… Read More

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  8. Zen Lessons

    Zen Lessons

    The Art of Leadership

    This guide to enlightened conduct for people in positions of authority is based on the teachings of several great Chinese Zen masters. Drawing on private records, letters, and long-lost documents of the Song dynasty (tenth to thirteenth centuries), Zen Lessons consists of short excerpts written in language that is accessible to the reader without any background in Eastern philosophy. This book serves as a guide to recognizing the… Read More

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  9. Infinite Circle

    Infinite Circle

    Teachings in Zen

    • by
    • Bernie Glassman
    In Infinite Circle, one of America's most distinctive Zen teachers takes a back-to-basics approach to Zen. Glassman illuminates three key teachings of Zen Buddhism, offering line-by-line commentary in clear, direct language: The Heart Sutra: the Buddha's essential discourse on emptiness, a central sutra of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. "The Identity of Relative and Absolute": an eighth-century poem by Shih-t'ou His-ch'ien, a key text of… Read More

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  10. Jizo Bodhisattva

    Jizo Bodhisattva

    Guardian of Children, Travelers, and Other Voyagers

    • by
    • Jan Chozen Bays
    Jizo is an important bodhisattva or "saint" of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Most prominent today in Japanese Zen, Jizo is understood to be the protector of those journeying through the physical and spiritual realms. This bodhisattva is closely associated with children, believed to be their guardian before birth, throughout childhood, and after death. Here, an American Zen master offers an engaging and informative overview of the history of… Read More

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