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Wild Ivy
Wild Ivy
Written by Hakuin Ekaku, Translated by Norman Waddell
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ISBN: 9781590308097
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Wild Ivy
The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin
Written by Hakuin Ekaku
Translated by Norman Waddell


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $22.95

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 >
No Beginning, No End
No Beginning, No End
Written by Jakusho Kwong, Edited by Peter Levitt, Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh
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ISBN: 9781590308110
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No Beginning, No End
The Intimate Heart of Zen
Written by Jakusho Kwong
Edited by Peter Levitt
Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $16.95

In No Beginning, No End, Zen master Jakusho Kwong-roshi shows us how to treasure the ordinary activities of our daily lives through an understanding of simple Buddhist practices and ideas. The author’s spontaneous, poetic, and pragmatic teachings—so reminiscent of his spiritual predecessor Shunryu Suzuki (Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind)—transport us on an... Read more >
Things Pertaining to Bodhi
Things Pertaining to Bodhi
Written by Sheng Yen
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ISBN: 9781590307908
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Things Pertaining to Bodhi
The Thirty-seven Aids to Enlightenment
Written by Sheng Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $21.95

The Thirty-seven Aids to Enlightenment are a set of fundamental teachings of Buddhism in the form of a list. The list’s seeming simplicity belies the fact that it is actually a kind of road map to enlightenment for anyone who follows it with diligence and sincerity. The Thirty-seven Aids comprise seven... Read more >
A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen
A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen
Written by Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard and Michael S. Diener, Translated by Michael H. Kohn
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ISBN: 9781590308080
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A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

Written by Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard and Michael S. Diener
Translated by Michael H. Kohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $24.95

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for students and meditators but also as a tool to help familiarize all readers with Buddhist... Read more >
The Book of Not Knowing
The Book of Not Knowing
Written by Peter Ralston
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ISBN: 9781556438578
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The Book of Not Knowing
Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness
Written by Peter Ralston


Format: Trade Paperback, 600 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $24.95

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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The Zen Art Book
The Zen Art Book
Written by John Daido Loori and Stephen Addiss
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ISBN: 9781590307472
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The Zen Art Book
The Art of Enlightenment
Written by John Daido Loori and Stephen Addiss


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $21.95

When a Zen master puts brush to paper, the resulting image is an expression of the quality of his or her mind. It is thus a teaching,  intended to compassionately stop us in our tracks and to compel us to consider ultimate truth. Here, forty masterpieces of painting and calligraphy by... Read more >
Beyond the Fairway
Beyond the Fairway
Written by Jeff Wallach
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ISBN: 9780307571984
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Beyond the Fairway
Zen Lessons, Insights, and Inner Attitudes of Golf
Written by Jeff Wallach


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2009
Price: $13.99

Beyond The Fairway is a guide for getting to the heart of golf and self by measuring a not by the score, but by the overall experience.  Going against conventional approaches to golf, disproving that a straight fairway drive is golf's ultimate thrill, golfer and author Jeff Wallach steers his cart into... Read more >
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The True Dharma Eye
The True Dharma Eye
Written by John Daido Loori, Translated by John Daido Loori and Kazuaki Tanahashi
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ISBN: 9781590304655
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The True Dharma Eye
Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans
Written by John Daido Loori
Translated by John Daido Loori and Kazuaki Tanahashi


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $34.95

A collection of three hundred koans compiled by Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Soto Zen in Japan, this book presents readers with a uniquely contemporary perspective on his profound teachings and their relevance for modern Western practitioners of Zen. Following the traditional format for koan collections, John Daido Loori Roshi... Read more >
Zen Heart
Zen Heart
Written by Ezra Bayda
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ISBN: 9781590307229
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Zen Heart
Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness and Compassion
Written by Ezra Bayda


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.95

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. In Zen Heart, Bayda provides... Read more >
Shattering the Great Doubt
Shattering the Great Doubt
Written by Sheng Yen
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ISBN: 9781590306215
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Shattering the Great Doubt
The Chan Practice of Huatou
Written by Sheng Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $22.95

Huatou is a skillful method for breaking through the prison of mental habits into the spacious mind of enlightenment. The huatou is a confounding question much like a Zen koan. Typical ones are "What is wu [nothingness]?" or "What was my original face before birth-and-death?" But a huatou is unlike a... Read more >
The Sayings of Layman P'ang
The Sayings of Layman P'ang
Translated by James Green
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ISBN: 9781590306307
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The Sayings of Layman P'ang
A Zen Classic of China
Translated by James Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $14.95

These wise and funny stories have been an inspiration to spiritual practice for more than twelve centuries, particularly for all those who follow the Buddhist path as laypeople. Layman P’ang (740–808) was a merchant and family man who one day put all his money and possessions in a boat and sunk... Read more >
Minding Mind
Minding Mind
Translated by Thomas Cleary
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ISBN: 9781590306857
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Minding Mind
A Course in Basic Meditation
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $18.95

Some types of meditation are aimed at promoting a sense of confidence and well-being in everyday life, while other types focus on producing altered states of consciousness, transcending the world, or developing skills for serving other people. The instructions in this book focus on the highest type of all, “pure, clear... Read more >
The Way of Korean Zen
The Way of Korean Zen
Written by Kusan Sunim, Translated by Martine Batchelor, Introduction by Stephen Batchelor
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ISBN: 9781590306864
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The Way of Korean Zen

Written by Kusan Sunim
Translated by Martine Batchelor
Introduction by Stephen Batchelor


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $19.95

The power and simplicity of the Korean Zen tradition shine in this collection of teachings by a renowned modern master, translated by Martine Batchelor. Kusan Sunim provides a wealth of practical advice for students, particularly with regard to the uniquely Korean practice of hwadu, or sitting with questioning. An extensive introduction... Read more >
Bring Me the Rhinoceros
Bring Me the Rhinoceros
Written by John Tarrant
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ISBN: 9781590306185
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Bring Me the Rhinoceros
And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life
Written by John Tarrant


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $15.95

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... Read more >
The Method of No-Method
The Method of No-Method
Written by Sheng Yen
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ISBN: 9781590305751
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The Method of No-Method
The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination
Written by Sheng Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $18.95

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... Read more >
Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
Written by Geri Larkin
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ISBN: 9781587613296
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Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

Written by Geri Larkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $16.95

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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The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook
The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook
Written by Nadia Natali, Illustrated by Marica Natali Thompson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556437175
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The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook
Recipes and Stories from a Zen Retreat Center
Written by Nadia Natali
Illustrated by Marica Natali Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: July 29, 2008
Price: $21.95

The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook, based on Cooking Off the Grid, also by Nadia Natali, blends 126 tasty, healthful recipes with lively tales of the Natali family’s adventures living close to the land—in the wilds of California’s Los Padres National Forest. Nadia Natali's varied dishes, suitable for any group or family... Read more >
Cave of Tigers
Cave of Tigers
Written by John Daido Loori
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ISBN: 9781590305652
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Cave of Tigers
The Living Zen Practice of Dharma Combat
Written by John Daido Loori


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $22.95

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... Read more >
Zen Enlightenment
Zen Enlightenment
Written by Heinrich Dumoulin
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ISBN: 9781590305294
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Zen Enlightenment
Origins and Meaning
Written by Heinrich Dumoulin


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2007
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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... Read more >
Momma Zen
Momma Zen
Written by Karen Maezen Miller
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ISBN: 9781590304617
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Momma Zen
Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood
Written by Karen Maezen Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2007
Price: $15.95

Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom.

Drawing on her experience as a first-time mother, and on her years of Zen meditation and study, Miller explores how the daily challenges of parenthood can become the most profound spiritual... Read more >
Zen Is Right Here
Zen Is Right Here
Edited by David Chadwick
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ISBN: 9781590304914
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Zen Is Right Here
Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, Author of "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind"
Edited by David Chadwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $14.95

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... Read more >
Finding the Still Point (Book and CD)
Finding the Still Point (Book and CD)
Written by John Daido Loori
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ISBN: 9781590304792
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Finding the Still Point (Book and CD)
A Beginner's Guide to Zen Meditation
Written by John Daido Loori


Format: Package, 128 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $14.00

Through Zen meditation it is possible to find stillness of mind, even amidst our everyday activities—and this practical book-and-CD set reveals how. John Daido Loori, one of America's leading Zen teachers, offers everything needed to begin a meditation practice. He covers the basics of where to sit (on a cushion, bench... Read more >
Orthodox Chinese Buddhism
Orthodox Chinese Buddhism
Written by Chan Master Sheng Yen, Translated by Otto Chang and Douglas Gildow
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ISBN: 9781556436574
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Orthodox Chinese Buddhism
A Contemporary Chan Master's Answers to Common Questions
Written by Chan Master Sheng Yen
Translated by Otto Chang and Douglas Gildow


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2007
Price: $16.95

As a well-known scholar and meditation master—His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama called him “extremely modest, a true spiritual practitioner of deep and broad learning”—Sheng Yen is uniquely qualified to guide Western seekers into the world of contemporary Chinese Buddhism. Written while the author was secluded in solitary retreat in southern... Read more >
Making a Change for Good
Making a Change for Good
Written by Cheri Huber
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ISBN: 9781590302088
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Making a Change for Good
A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline
Written by Cheri Huber


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $14.95

According to Zen teacher Cheri Huber, we are conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy: “Life isn't the way it should be and it's my fault!”  But, Huber says, no amount of self-punishment will ever make us happy or bring us... Read more >
Zen Bow, Zen Arrow
Zen Bow, Zen Arrow
Written by John Stevens
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ISBN: 9781590304426
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Zen Bow, Zen Arrow
The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from "Zen in the Art of Archery"
Written by John Stevens


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: February 20, 2007
Price: $12.95

Here are the inspirational life and teachings of Awa Kenzo (1880–1939), the Zen and kyudo (archery) master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel's cult classic Zen in the Art of Archery in 1953. Kenzo lived and taught at a pivotal time in Japan's history, when martial arts... Read more >
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