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  1. The One Taste of Truth

    The One Taste of Truth

    Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea

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    • William Scott Wilson
    Traditionally in China and Japan, drinking a cup of tea was an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an elevation of mind and spirit. Here, renowned translator William Scott Wilson distills what is singular and precious about this traditional tea culture, and he explores the fascinating connection between Zen and tea drinking. He unpacks the most common phrases from Zen and Chinese philosophy—usually found in Asia printed on hanging… Read More

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  2. The Life-Giving Sword

    The Life-Giving Sword

    Secret Teachings from the House of the Shogun

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    • Yagyu Munenori
    The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns—and was a rival to the great Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power, Munenori spent his life immersed in Zen teachings and practice. These teachings formed the framework for his deeply spiritual approach to sword fighting; Munenori saw in the practice of the sword a way to transform the… Read More

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  3. The Book of Five Rings

    The Book of Five Rings

    A Graphic Novel

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    • Miyamoto Musashi,
    • Sean Michael Wilson
    This graphic novel version of The Book of Five Rings, the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed seventeenth-century duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, illuminates this brilliant manifesto, which has long inspired martial artists and anyone interested in cultivating a strategic mind. With evocative drawings and a distilled but faithful text adapted by acclaimed manga writer Sean Michael Wilson, The Book of Five Rings comes alive both… Read More

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  4. Hunger Mountain

    Hunger Mountain

    A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape

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    • David Hinton
    Come along with David Hinton on a series of walks through the wild beauty of Hunger Mountain, near his home in Vermont—excursions informed by the worldview he’s imbibed from his many years translating the classics of Chinese poetry and philosophy. His broad-ranging discussion offers insight on everything from the mountain landscape to the origins of consciousness and the Cosmos, from geology to Chinese landscape painting, from parenting to pictographic oracle-bone… Read More

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  5. El arte de la guerra

    El arte de la guerra

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    • Sun Tzu
    Recopilado más de dos mil años atrás por un misterioso guerrero filósofo, El arte de la guerra sigue siendo, quizás, hoy en día, el libro de estrategia más prestigioso e influyente del mundo, estudiado en Asia por políticos modernos y ejecutivos con el mismo entusiasmo con el que fuera consultado en tiempos antiguos por jefes militares. Como estudio de la anatomía de las organizaciones en conflicto, El arte de… Read More

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  6. Breve historia de todas las cosas

    Breve historia de todas las cosas

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    • Ken Wilber
    Breve historia de todas las cosas es una excursión extraordinaria a través del Kosmos. En un viaje para cortar el aliento, desde el Big Bang hasta el mundo postmoderno en que vivimos, Ken Wilber analiza el universo y nuestro lugar en él –y nos brinda una crónica accesible y entretenida de cómo se entrelaza y funciona todo. Por el camino echa luz no sólo sobre las grandes preguntas cósmicas sino… Read More

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  7. The Unfettered Mind

    The Unfettered Mind

    Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman

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    • Takuan Soho
    This classic samurai-era text fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen and influenced the direction that the art has taken ever since. Written by the seventeenth-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573–1645), The Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi.… Read More

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  8. Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    A New Translation

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    • Lao Tzu
    Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and… Read More

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  9. The Book of Five Rings

    The Book of Five Rings

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    • Miyamoto Musashi
    When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come from Asia. Musashi gives timeless advice on defeating an adversary, throwing an opponent off-guard, creating confusion, and other… Read More

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  10. Hagakure

    Hagakure

    The Book of the Samurai

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    • Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an eighteenth-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals… Read More

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