Not Always So

Author : Shunryu Suzuki
ISBN : 9780060957544
Genre : Religion
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Practising the true spirit of Zen. Not Always So is based on Shunryu Suzuki's lectures and is framed in his own inimitable, allusive, paradoxical style, rich with unexpected and off–centre insights. Suzuki knew he was dying at the time of the lectures, which gives his thoughts an urgency and focus even sharper than in the earlier book. In Not Always So Suzuki once again voices Zen in everyday language with the vigour, sensitivity, and buoyancy of a true friend. Here is support and nourishment. Here is a mother and father lending a hand, but letting you find your own way. Here is guidance which empowers your freedom (or way–seeking mind), rather than pinning you down to directions and techniques. Here is teaching which encourages you to touch and know your true heart and to express yourself fully, teaching which is not teaching from outside, but a voice arising in your own being.
Category: Religion

Not Always So

Author : Shunryu Suzuki
ISBN : 0060197854
Genre : Religion
File Size : 63.24 MB
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Practicing the True Spirit of Zen Not Always So is based on Shunryu Suzuki's lectures and is framed in his own inimitable allusive, paradoxical style, rich with unexpected and off–centre insights. Suzuki knew he was dying at the time of the lectures, which gives his thoughts an urgency and focus even sharper than in the earlier book. In Not Always So Suzuki Roshi once again voices Zen in everyday language with the vigour, sensitivity, and buoyancy of a true friend. Here is support and nourishment. Here is a mother and father lending a hand, but letting you find your own way. Here is guidance which empowers your freedom (or way–seeking mind), rather than pinning you down to directions and techniques. Here is teaching which encourages you to touch and know your true heart and to express yourself fully, teaching which is not teaching from outside, but a voice arising in your own being.
Category: Religion

Branching Streams Flow In The Darkness

Author : Shunryu Suzuki
ISBN : 9780520232129
Genre : Religion
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A new book by the author of "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" offers a posthumous sequel to Shunryu Suzuki's seminal work on Buddhism, collecting his insights on the famous eighth-century Zen poem Sandokai. Illustrations.
Category: Religion

Zen Mind Beginner S Mind

Author : Shunryū Suzuki
ISBN : 9781590302675
Genre : Religion
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Consists of a collection of stories and meditations on Zen practice that originated from a series of talks given by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki to a small group in California.
Category: Religion

Crooked Cucumber

Author : David Chadwick
ISBN : 9780307768698
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 68.93 MB
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Shunryu Suzuki is known to countless readers as the author of the modern spiritual classic Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. This most influential teacher comes vividly to life in Crooked Cucumber, the first full biography of any Zen master to be published in the West. To make up his intimate and engrossing narrative, David Chadwick draws on Suzuki's own words and the memories of his students, friends, and family. Interspersed with previously unpublished passages from Suzuki's talks, Crooked Cucumber evokes a down-to-earth life of the spirit. Along with Suzuki we can find a way to "practice with mountains, trees, and stones and to find ourselves in this big world." From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Philosophy

Zen Is Right Here

Author : David Chadwick
ISBN : 0834821648
Genre : Religion
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Shunryu Suzuki’s extraordinary gift for conveying traditional Zen teachings using ordinary language is well known to the countless readers of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. In Zen Is Right Here, his teachings are brought to life powerfully and directly through stories told about him by his students. These living encounters with Zen are poignant, direct, humorous, paradoxical, and enlightening; and their setting in real-life contexts makes them wonderfully accessible. Like the Buddha himself, Suzuki Roshi gave profound teachings that were skilfully expressed for each moment, person, and situation he encountered. He emphasized that while the ungraspable essence of Buddhism is constant, the expression of that essence is always changing. Each of the stories presented here is an example of this versatile and timeless quality, showing that the potential for attaining enlightenment exists right here, right now, in this very moment.
Category: Religion

Returning To Silence

Author : Dainin Katagiri
ISBN : 9780834841000
Genre : Religion
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For twenty-five hundred years Buddhism has taught that everyone is Buddha—already enlightened, lacking nothing. But still there is the question of how we can experience that truth in our lives. In this book, Dainin Katagiri points to the manifestation of enlightenment right here, right now, in our everyday routine. Genuineness of practice lies in "just living" our lives wholeheartedly. The Zen practice of sitting meditation (zazen) is this not a means to an end but is the activity of enlightenment itself. That is why Katagiri Roshi says, "Don't expect enlightenment—just sit down!" Based on the author's talks to his American students, Returning to Silence contains the basic teachings of the Buddha, with special emphasis on the meaning of faith and on meditation. It also offers a commentary on "The Bodhisattva's Four Methods of Guidance" from Dogen Zenji's Shobogenzo, which speaks in depth about the appropriate actions of those who guide others in the practice of the Buddha Way. Throughout these pages, Katagiri Roshi energetically brings to life the message that "Buddha is your daily life."
Category: Religion

Zen Flesh Zen Bones

Author : Paul Reps
ISBN : 0804831866
Genre : Philosophy
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Creative and imaginative recollections and stories from Zen and pre-Zen literature
Category: Philosophy

Hardcore Zen

Author : Brad Warner
ISBN : 9781614293163
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 35.54 MB
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Zen, plain and simple, with no BS. This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. This new edition will feature an afterword from the author.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tomato Blessings And Radish Teachings

Author : Edward Espe Brown
ISBN : 1573220388
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 54.51 MB
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The Zen priest explores his years of discovery in the kitchen and combines spirituality with the skills of a master chef to offer recipes and techniques for dishes both simple and elegant.
Category: Cooking