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Zen / Mahayana

The Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, of which Zen is an important expression (along with Chinese Chan and Korean Soen), arose sometime around the first century C.E. in South India and spread throughout Asia.  It is characterized by the ideal of the bodhisattva: the compassionate being whose desire for enlightenment isn’t an individual quest but includes all other sentient beings as well.

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  1. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh

    The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh

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    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • edited by
    • Melvin McLeod
    Thich Nhat Hanh is known for his warm, generous, and joyful teaching style that makes his wisdom remarkably accessible to readers from all backgrounds. These selected writings are drawn from Thich Nhat Hanh’s many published works and provide a wonderful overview of his teachings. This reader covers the main themes that Thich Nhat Hanh has addressed as a Buddhist teacher: mindfulness in our daily lives, Buddhism and enlightenment, working with… Read More

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  2. The Zen of You and Me

    The Zen of You and Me

    A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone

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    • Diane Musho Hamilton
    The people who get under your skin the most can in fact be your greatest teachers. It’s not a matter of overlooking differences—for those very differences offer a path to profound connection. Diane Hamilton’s practical, reality-based guide to living harmoniously with even your most irritating fellow humans—spouses, partners, colleagues, parents, children—shows that “getting along” is really a matter of discovering that our differences are nothing other than an expression of… Read More

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  3. The Vow-Powered Life

    The Vow-Powered Life

    A Simple Method for Living with Purpose

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    • Jan Chozen Bays
    A vow is like a GPS system for your life. When taken on mindfully it can be a source of surprising wisdom and powerful energy, enabling you to accomplish things you never dreamed possible. It can have profound effects even beyond the original intention—and it can even live on after you’re gone. A vow can be as small as the aspiration to smile at someone at least once every day,… Read More

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  4. The Authentic Life

    The Authentic Life

    Zen Wisdom for Living Free from Complacency and Fear

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    • Ezra Bayda
    Ever feel like your efforts to live a life of wisdom, honesty, and compassion are hijacked by, well, life? Take heart. Ezra Bayda has good news: life’s challenges aren’t obstacles to our path—they are the path. Understanding that liberates us to use every aspect of what life presents us with as a way to live with integrity and authenticity—and joy. In this, as in all his books, Ezra’s… Read More

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  5. Everything Is Workable

    Everything Is Workable

    A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution

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    • Diane Musho Hamilton
    Conflict is going to be a part of your life—as long as you have relationships, a job, or dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well. Seasoned mediator Diane Hamilton provides the skill set you… Read More

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  6. Mindful Eating

    Mindful Eating

    A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

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    • Jan Chozen Bays
    The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues.Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all… Read More

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  7. Making a Change for Good

    Making a Change for Good

    A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline

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    • Cheri Huber
    According to Zen teacher Cheri Huber, we are conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy: “Life isn't the way it should be and it's my fault!” But, Huber says, no amount of self-punishment will ever make us happy or bring us control over life’s problems. The help we are looking for is really found in self-acceptance and… Read More

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