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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. Bring Me the Rhinoceros

    Bring Me the Rhinoceros

    And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life

    • by
    • John Tarrant
    Bring Me the Rhinoceros is an unusual guide to happiness and a can opener for your thinking. For fifteen hundred years, Zen koans have been passed down through generations of masters, usually in private encounters between teacher and student. This book deftly retells more than a dozen traditional koans, which are partly paradoxical questions dangerous to your beliefs and partly treasure boxes of ancient wisdom. Koans show that you… Read More

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  2. The Method of No-Method

    The Method of No-Method

    The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination

    • by
    • Chan Master Sheng Yen
    Here is a spiritual practice uncomplicated enough for anyone to learn, yet rich enough to be worked with for a lifetime. The traditional Chan (Chinese Zen) practice called Silent Illumination begins with nothing more than putting aside all thoughts except the awareness of oneself “just sitting.” It’s so simple in execution that it has sometimes been called the “method of no-method”—yet simple as it is, the practice is subtle and… Read More

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  3. Quiet Mind

    Quiet Mind

    A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

    • edited by
    • Susan Piver
    This unique book-and-audio program brings together some of the country's most beloved meditation teachers. Each contributor presents a short written teaching along with an audio recording of a guided practice. Quiet Mind features:Sakyong Mipham on shamatha, the practice of tranquillityLarry Rosenberg on vipassana, the practice of clear seeingEdward Espe Brown on zazen, the practice of freedomSharon Salzberg on metta, the practice of lovingkindnessJudith Lief on tonglen, the practice of transformationTulku… Read More

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  4. A White Tea Bowl

    A White Tea Bowl

    100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life

    • by
    • Mitsu Suzuki
    • edited by
    • Kazuaki Tanahashi
    A White Tea Bowl is a selection of 100 haiku written by Mitsu Suzuki, the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and published in celebration of her 100th birthday. The compelling introduction by Zen priest Norman Fischer describes the profound impact on her life and work of war in Japan and social upheaval in America.Part I: 100 Haiku presents a kaleidoscope of poems by Mitsu Suzuki that touch all aspects of… Read More

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  5. Zen Heart

    Zen Heart

    Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness and Compassion

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    • Ezra Bayda
    There's a secret to spiritual practice, and it's surprisingly simple: learn to be present with attention. Do that, and the whole world becomes your teacher, you wake up to the sacredness of every aspect of existence, and compassion for others arises without even thinking about it. It's indeed just that simple, says Zen teacher Ezra Bayda, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's easy—especially when being present brings us up against… Read More

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  6. Cave of Tigers

    Cave of Tigers

    The Living Zen Practice of Dharma Combat

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    • John Daido Loori
    Dharma combat is a practice form unique to Zen in which student and teacher confront each other before a live audience, so to speak. The Zen master takes a seat at the front of the meditation hall and is approached by students, one by one, who challenge the master with questions. The Zen master challenges them in return, and the pithy, energetic exchanges become a teaching for all involved.Cave of… Read More

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  7. Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains

    Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains

    Dharma Talks on Zen Meditation

    • by
    • Tenshin Reb Anderson
    A collection of dharma talks, Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains explores the life of passionate commitment that lies at the heart of the formal practice of Zen meditation. Reb Anderson draws on over thirty years of experience as a Zen priest, exploring Buddhist yoga and psychology and the relationship of wisdom and compassion to the personal, social, and ecological crises of our time. At once inspirational and practical, he bows… Read More

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  8. Hearing with the Eye

    Hearing with the Eye

    Photographs from Point Lobos

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    • John Daido Loori
    These magical photographs of ordinary land- and waterscapes all share a mysterious quality of presence that calls into question any distinction we might make between ourselves and the natural world. They thus represent the renowned nature photographer–Zen master’s teaching on the interconnectedness of all things. The sixty-one astonishingly beautiful color images are accompanied by John Daido Loori’s commentary on a text by the most famous of all historic Zen masters,… Read More

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  9. Bringing the Sacred to Life

    Bringing the Sacred to Life

    The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual

    • by
    • John Daido Loori
    Zen rituals—such as chanting, bowing, lighting incense before the Buddha statue—are ways of recognizing the sacredness in all of life. A ritual is simply a deliberate and focused moment that symbolizes the care with which we should be approaching all of life, and practicing the Zen liturgy is a way of cultivating this quality of attention in order to bring it to everything we do. Here, John Daido Loori… Read More

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  10. Zen Enlightenment

    Zen Enlightenment

    Origins and Meaning

    • by
    • Heinrich Dumoulin
    Enlightenment, the cosmic experience of universal unity, is a notoriously elusive concept in Zen. Here, the renowned scholar Heinrich Dumoulin traces the development of Zen and the concept of enlightenment from its origins in India through its development in China to its fruition in Japan. Delineating the Buddhist origins, as well as the Taoist and yogic influences, he traces the historical path Zen has followed, with special emphasis given to… Read More

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