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The Heart of Zen
The Heart of Zen
Written by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi and Keith Martin-Smith
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ISBN: 9781583947647
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The Heart of Zen
Enlightenment, Emotional Maturity, and What It Really Takes for Spiritual Liberation
Written by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi and Keith Martin-Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $16.95

While we are more and more familiar with popular ideas of enlightenment and spiritual awakening, life still comes at us full force, and hope can turn to frustration as the gulf between our spiritual belief and our everyday life seems to loom ever larger. Through spirited Q&A sessions with Zen master... Read more >
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The Heart of Zen
Enlightenment, Emotional Maturity, and What It Really Takes for Spiritual Liberation
Written by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi and Keith Martin-Smith


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $12.99

While we are more and more familiar with popular ideas of enlightenment and spiritual awakening, life still comes at us full force, and hope can turn to frustration as the gulf between our spiritual belief and our everyday life seems to loom ever larger. Through spirited Q&A sessions with Zen master... Read more >
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The Authentic Life
The Authentic Life
Written by Ezra Bayda
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781611800920
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The Authentic Life
Zen Wisdom for Living Free from Complacency and Fear
Written by Ezra Bayda


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.95

How to live your life genuinely, honestly, and happily in the face of the inevitable difficulties that arise--more wonderfully accessible Zen teachings for living from the author of Being Zen.

Ever feel like your efforts to live a life of wisdom, honesty, and compassion are hijacked by, well, life? Take heart. Ezra... Read more >
The Essential Dogen
The Essential Dogen
Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781611800418
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The Essential Dogen
Writings of the Great Zen Master
Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $14.00

Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, is one of the greatest religious, philosophical, and literary geniuses of Japan. His writings have been studied by Zen students for centuries, particularly his masterwork, Shobo Genzo or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. This is the first book to... Read more >
The One Taste of Truth
The One Taste of Truth
Written by William Scott Wilson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781611800265
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The One Taste of Truth
Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea
Written by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $14.95

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... Read more >
The Unfettered Mind
The Unfettered Mind
Written by Takuan Soho, Translated by William Scott Wilson
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ISBN: 9781590309865
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The Unfettered Mind
Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman
Written by Takuan Soho
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $18.95

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... Read more >
The Practice of Perfection
The Practice of Perfection
Written by Robert Aitken
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307817471
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The Practice of Perfection
The Paramitas from a Zen Buddhist Perspective
Written by Robert Aitken


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: May 23, 2012
Price: $18.99

Robert Aiken, author of Encouraging Words and Taking the Path of Zen, is America’s most senior Zen Roshi. In this new book he presents the Ten Pãramitãs, of Transcendental Perfections—namely, giving, mortality, forbearance, zeal, focused meditation, wisdom, compassionate means, aspiration, spiritual power, and knowledge—two-thousand-year-old ideals that can serve us as both...

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Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
1942 - 1962
Written by Ellen Pearlman


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $15.95

In America in the late 1950s and early 60s, the world—and life itself—became a legitimate artist’s tool, aligning with Zen Buddhism’s emphasis on “enlightenment at any moment” and living in the now. Simultaneously and independently, parallel movements were occurring in Japan, as artists there, too, strove to break down artistic boundaries... Read more >
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Beating the Cloth Drum
Beating the Cloth Drum
Written by Haukin, Translated by Norman Waddell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590309483
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Beating the Cloth Drum
Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
Written by Haukin
Translated by Norman Waddell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $17.95

Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1769) is one of the most influential figures in Zen Buddhism. He revitalized the Rinzai Zen tradition (which emphasizes the use of koans, or unanswerable questions, in meditation practice), and all masters of that school today trace their lineage back through him. He is responsible for the most famous... Read more >
The Zen Reader
The Zen Reader
Edited by Thomas Cleary
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ISBN: 9781590309469
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The Zen Reader

Edited by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $14.00

Founded by Bodhidharma centuries ago in China, Zen and its teachings have since spread widely, exerting a tremendous cultural influence not only across Asia, but also the modern West. To this day, Zen inspires young and old, from all walks of life, to see the world with fresh eyes—beyond our usual... Read more >
Becoming Buddha
Awakening the Wisdom and Compassion to Change Your World
Written by Robert Sachs


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

To "Become Buddha" is to AWAKE. We need to awake to our personal responsibility-not only for our own lives but for the world around us. Individual efforts can change the world. This book does not promise enlightenment but it will provide a path-a path that, if you follow it, will transform... Read more >
The Zen Diet Revolution
The Zen Diet Revolution
Written by Martin & Philippa Fa
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ISBN: 9781780283968
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The Zen Diet Revolution
The Mindful Path to Permanent Weight Loss
Written by Martin & Philippa Fa


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $14.95

• Based on the Japanese principle of Kaizen, which means ‘improvement’ or ‘small, permanent change for the better’, the Zen Diet ensures you will never be ‘on’ another diet ever again

• The Zen Diet combines ancient spiritual wisdom with the most cutting-edge research into fat loss

• Includes dietary adjustments, supplementation and... Read more >
Zen in Plain English
Experience the Essence of Zen
Written by Stephan Schuhmacher


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

No other book quite engages the reader in the kinds of perceptions and experiences that the seeker will have while following this path. The Zen masters are famous for their unorthodox ways of teaching the wisdom of the 'thing itself'. Their Koans - paradoxical stories, and questions - are designed to... Read more >
Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
Written by Geri Larkin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307808134
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Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Written by Geri Larkin


Format: eBook, 232 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2011
Price: $14.99

A humorous and honest collection of Buddhist wisdom from a Western beginner'­s perspective.

Instead of promising a straight and clear path to enlightenment, author and teacher Geri Larkin shows us that even stumbling along that path can lead to self-discovery and awakening, especially if we prize the journey and not the destination... Read more >
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Beyond Happiness
Beyond Happiness
Written by Ezra Bayda
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ISBN: 9781590309216
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Beyond Happiness
The Zen Way to True Contentment
Written by Ezra Bayda


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.95

Many books have been published in recent years on happiness. Ezra Bayda, a remarkably down-to-earth Zen teacher, believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for readers. Why? Because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering.

In Beyond Happiness, Bayda... Read more >
Mind Body Zen
Waking Up to Your Life
Written by Jeffrey Maitland
Preface by Kendo Hal Roth


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $16.95

In Mind Body Zen, long-time Zen student, world-renowned Rolfer, and former philosophy professor Jeffrey Maitland combines his expertise across the mind-body-zen spectrum to help bridge the East-West gap in spiritual practice.

Tackling the prevailing misconception that Zen is a philosophy, Maitland provides an in-depth explanation of why Zen is an eminently practical... Read more >
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Zen Body-Being
An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace, and Power
Written by Peter Ralston and Laura Ralston


Format: eBook, 200 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $16.95

In this inspiring guide, Peter Ralston presents a program of "physical education" for anyone interested in body improvement. Using simple, clear language to demystify the Zen mindset, he draws on more than three decades of experience teaching students and apprentices worldwide who have applied his body-being approach. More of a transformative... Read more >
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Written by Shunryu Suzuki, Afterword by David Chadwick
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590308493
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Written by Shunryu Suzuki
Afterword by David Chadwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $14.95

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."

So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books.  Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line.  In a single stroke, the simple sentence... Read more >
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Endless Path
Awakening Within the Buddhist Imagination: Jataka Tales, Zen Practice, and Daily Life
Written by Rafe Martin
Illustrated by Richard Wehrman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $19.95

***WINNER, 2011 Storytelling World Resource Award – Best Storytelling Collection

The jataka tales—stories of the Buddha’s past lives (in both human and animal form)—were first said to have been told by the Buddha himself 2,500 years ago. Five hundred and fifty jataka tales comprise part of the oldest Buddhist text, the Pali... Read more >
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Written by Shunryu Suzuki, Afterword by David Chadwick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590308509
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Written by Shunryu Suzuki
Afterword by David Chadwick


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $24.95

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” 

So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence... Read more >
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The Undying Lamp of Zen
The Undying Lamp of Zen
Written by Torei Enji, Translated by Thomas Cleary
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590307922
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The Undying Lamp of Zen
The Testament of Zen Master Torei
Written by Torei Enji
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $16.95

This is a complete explanation of Zen practice written by one of the most eminent masters of pre-modern Japan. The author, Torei Enji (1721–1792), was best known as one of two “genius assistants” to Hakuin Ekaku, who was himself a towering figure in Zen Buddhism who revitalized the Rinzai school. Torei... Read more >
Endless Path
Endless Path
Written by Rafe Martin, Illustrated by Richard Wehrman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556439322
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Endless Path
Awakening Within the Buddhist Imagination: Jataka Tales, Zen Practice, and Daily Life
Written by Rafe Martin
Illustrated by Richard Wehrman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $19.95

***WINNER, 2011 Storytelling World Resource Award – Best Storytelling Collection

The jataka tales—stories of the Buddha’s past lives (in both human and animal form)—were first said to have been told by the Buddha himself 2,500 years ago. Five hundred and fifty jataka tales comprise part of the oldest Buddhist text, the Pali... Read more >
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The Book of Not Knowing
Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness
Written by Peter Ralston


Format: eBook, 600 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $19.95

Over decades of martial arts and meditation practice, Peter Ralston discovered a curious and paradoxical fact: that true awareness arises from a state of not-knowing. Even the most sincere investigation of self and spirit, he says, is often sabotaged by our tendency to grab too quickly for answers and ideas as...

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Mind Body Zen
Mind Body Zen
Written by Jeffrey Maitland, Preface by Kendo Hal Roth
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556439049
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Mind Body Zen
Waking Up to Your Life
Written by Jeffrey Maitland
Preface by Kendo Hal Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $16.95

In Mind Body Zen, long-time Zen student, world-renowned Rolfer, and former philosophy professor Jeffrey Maitland combines his expertise across the mind-body-zen spectrum to help bridge the East-West gap in spiritual practice.

Tackling the prevailing misconception that Zen is a philosophy, Maitland provides an in-depth explanation of why Zen is an eminently practical... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin
The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin
Written by Hakuin Ekaku, Translated by Norman Waddell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590308066
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The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin
A Translation of the Sokko-roku Kaien-fusetsu
Written by Hakuin Ekaku
Translated by Norman Waddell


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $18.95

A fiery and intensely dynamic Zen teacher and artist, Hakuin (1685–1768) is credited with almost single-handedly revitalizing Japanese Zen after three hundred years of decline. As a teacher, he placed special emphasis on koan practice, inventing many new koans himself, including the famous “What is the sound of one hand clapping?&rdquo... Read more >
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