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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. Single White Monk

    Single White Monk

    Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order)

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    • Shozan Jack Haubner
    Fans of the hilarious essays that made up the author’s first book, Zen Confidential, will find even more hilarity here—along with Zen insight applied to the things that happen in this thing called daily life. Whereas Shozan Jack Haubner’s first book presented the Zen teaching in terms of outhouse-building, oyroki-bowl-stacking, and anatomy adjustment as one takes one’s seat on the zafu, this book goes deeper into experiences of love, death,… Read More

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  2. This Is Getting Old

    This Is Getting Old

    Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity

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    • Susan Moon
    In this intimate and funny collection of essays on the sometimes confusing, sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious condition of being a woman over sixty, Susan Moon keeps her sense of humor and she keeps her reader fully engaged. Among the pieces she has included here are an essay on the gratitude she feels for her weakening bones; observations on finding herself both an orphan and a matriarch following the death… Read More

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  3. The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi
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