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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 >
Attaining the Way
Attaining the Way
Written by Master Sheng-Yen
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ISBN: 9781590303726
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Attaining the Way
A Guide to the Practice of Chan Buddhism
Written by Master Sheng-Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $22.95

This is an inspiring guide to the practice of Chan (Chinese Zen) in the words of four great masters of that tradition. It includes teachings from contemporary masters Xuyun and Sheng Yen, and from Jiexian and Boshan of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Though the texts were written over a period of... Read more >
Dharma Drum
Dharma Drum
Written by Master Sheng-Yen
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ISBN: 9781590303962
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Dharma Drum
The Life and Heart of Chan Pracice
Written by Master Sheng-Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $29.95

Here is an ideal guide to the practice of Chan Buddhism by a great modern teacher. Part One presents Master Sheng Yen’s lively, anecdotal account of the history and main principles of the Chan tradition, along with his careful instructions for meditation. Part Two consists of 180 of his gemlike aphorisms... Read more >
Faith in Mind
Faith in Mind
Written by Master Sheng-Yen
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ISBN: 9781590303979
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Faith in Mind
A Commentary on Seng Ts'an's Classic
Written by Master Sheng-Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $18.95

<p style="line-height: 150%;"> The Supreme Way is not difficult
If only you do not pick and choose.
Neither love nor hate,
And you will clearly understand.
Be off by a hair,
And you are as far from it as heaven and earth.
<p style="line-height: 150%;"> These vivid lines begin one of... Read more >
The Infinite Mirror
The Infinite Mirror
Written by Master Sheng-Yen
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ISBN: 9781590303986
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The Infinite Mirror
Commentaries on Two Chan Classics
Written by Master Sheng-Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $17.95

Here is the inimitable Master Sheng Yen at his best, illuminating the ancient texts of the Chinese Zen tradition to show how wonderfully practical they really are, even for us today.  The texts, written by two of the founders of the Ts’ao-tung sect of Chan Buddhism, are poems entitled Inquiry into... Read more >
The Poetry of Enlightenment
The Poetry of Enlightenment
Written by Master Sheng-Yen
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ISBN: 9781590303993
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The Poetry of Enlightenment
Poems by Ancient Chan Masters
Written by Master Sheng-Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $18.95

For the masters of the Chan tradition, poetry was a form of creative expression, but even more than that, it was a primary vehicle for teaching. Here a modern master presents ten teaching poems from the ancient masters, with illuminating commentary. “These poems flow directly from the minds of the enlightened... Read more >
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Written by Shunryu Suzuki
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590302675
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Written by Shunryu Suzuki


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $18.95

"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 of Shunryu Suzuki's classic. In a single... Read more >
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Hakuin on Kensho
Hakuin on Kensho
Written by Albert Low
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ISBN: 9781590303771
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Hakuin on Kensho
The Four Ways of Knowing
Written by Albert Low


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $16.95

Kensho is the Zen experience of waking up to one’s own true nature—of understanding oneself to be not different from the Buddha-nature that pervades all existence. The Japanese Zen Master Hakuin (1689–1769) considered the experience to be essential. In his autobiography he says: “Anyone who would call himself a member of... Read more >
Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake
Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake
Written by Seung Sahn, Edited by Hyon Gak Sunim
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ISBN: 9781590303405
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Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake
Teachings of Zen Master Seung San
Written by Seung Sahn
Edited by Hyon Gak Sunim


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $19.95

A major figure in the transmission of Zen to the West, Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about acting spontaneously from “don’t-know mind.” It is from this “before-thinking”... Read more >
Zen Body-Being
Zen Body-Being
Written by Peter Ralston and Laura Ralston
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ISBN: 9781583941591
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Zen Body-Being
An Enlightened Approach to Physical Skill, Grace, and Power
Written by Peter Ralston and Laura Ralston


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2006
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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One Robe, One Bowl
One Robe, One Bowl
Written by John Stevens
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ISBN: 9780834805705
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One Robe, One Bowl
The Zen Poetry of Ryokan
Written by John Stevens


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $16.95

The hermit-monk Ryokan, long beloved in Japan both for his poetry and for his character, belongs in the tradition of the great Zen eccentrics of China and Japan. His reclusive life and celebration of nature and the natural life also bring to mind his younger American contemporary, Thoreau. Ryokan's poetry is... Read more >
Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng
Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng
Translated by Wong Mou-Lam and A F Price, Foreword by W.Y. Evans-Wentz and Christmas Humphreys
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590301371
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Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng

Translated by Wong Mou-Lam and A F Price
Foreword by W.Y. Evans-Wentz and Christmas Humphreys


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $19.95

The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like diamonds that cut away... Read more >
How to Cook Your Life
How to Cook Your Life
Written by Dogen and Kosho Uchiyama Roshi
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ISBN: 9781590302910
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How to Cook Your Life
From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment
Written by Dogen and Kosho Uchiyama Roshi


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $16.95

In the thirteenth century, Zen master Dogen—perhaps the most significant of all Japanese philosophers, and the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen sect—wrote a practical manual of Instructions for the Zen Cook . In drawing parallels between preparing meals for the Zen monastery and spiritual training, he reveals far more than... Read more >
Two Zen Classics
Two Zen Classics
Translated by Katsuki Sekida
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ISBN: 9781590302828
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Two Zen Classics
The Gateless Gate and The Blue Cliff Records
Translated by Katsuki Sekida


Format: Trade Paperback, 418 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $29.95

The strange verbal paradoxes called koans have been used traditionally in Zen training to help students attain a direct realization of truths inexpressible in words. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan (The Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku (The Blue Cliff Record), both compiled during the Song dynasty in China... Read more >
Zen Training
Zen Training
Written by Katsuki Sekida
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ISBN: 9781590302835
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Zen Training
Methods and Philosophy
Written by Katsuki Sekida


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $19.95

Zen Training is a comprehensive handbook for zazen, seated meditation practice, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen path. The book marked a turning point in Zen literature in its critical reevaluation of the enlightenment experience, which the author believes has often been emphasized at the expense of other... Read more >
The Blue Cliff Record
The Blue Cliff Record
Translated by Thomas Cleary and J.C. Cleary
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ISBN: 9781590302323
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The Blue Cliff Record

Translated by Thomas Cleary and J.C. Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $39.95

The Blue Cliff Record is a translation of the Pi Yen Lu , a collection of one hundred famous Zen koans accompanied by commentaries and verses from the teachings of Chinese Zen masters. Compiled in the twelfth century, it is considered one of the great treasures of Zen literature and... Read more >
Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 2
Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 2
Written by Thomas Cleary
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ISBN: 9781590302194
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Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 2
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $24.95

Volume Two of Classics of Buddhism and Zen contains teachings predominantly from the Japanese Zen tradition including the writings of Dogen, the founder and most venerated master of Japanese Zen. Also included is a translation of the Carya-Gita, a collection of the teachings of famous tantric masters who lived during... Read more >
Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 3
Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 3
Written by Thomas Cleary
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ISBN: 9781590302200
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Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 3
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $26.95

Volume Three of Classics of Buddhism and Zen contains translations of works by the key figures of Zen, including the Japanese master Dogen; Chinul, the twelfth-century Korean master; and Hakuin, founder of the Rinzai school. Also included are selections from the Prajnaparamita, or "Perfection of Wisdom" sutras, a key source... Read more >
Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 4
Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 4
Written by Thomas Cleary
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ISBN: 9781590302217
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Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 4
The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $34.95

Volume Four of Classics of Buddhism and Zen features several essential works on the practice of Zen koans, including a complete translation of Gateless Barrier , a classic collection of Zen parables, paradoxes, and teaching stories. Also included is a collection of poetry from the Chinese Buddhist poet Wen-Siang.

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The Book of Serenity
The Book of Serenity
Written by Thomas Cleary
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ISBN: 9781590302491
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The Book of Serenity
One Hundred Zen Dialogues
Written by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: March 22, 2005
Price: $34.95

Book of Serenity is a translation of Shoyo Roku, a collection of one hundred Zen koans with commentaries that stands as a companion to the other great Chinese koan collection, the Blue Cliff Record (Pi Yen Lu). A classic of Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhism, Book of Serenity ... Read more >
At Home in the Muddy Water
At Home in the Muddy Water
Written by Ezra Bayda
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ISBN: 9781590301685
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At Home in the Muddy Water
A Guide to Finding Peace Within Everyday Chaos
Written by Ezra Bayda


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95

May we exist like a lotus, / At home in the muddy water. / Thus we bow to life as it is.



This verse is an important reminder, says Ezra Bayda, of what the spiritual life is truly about: the willingness to open ourselves to whatever life presents—no matter... Read more >
Song of Mind
Song of Mind
Written by Master Sheng-Yen
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ISBN: 9781590301401
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Song of Mind
Wisdom from the Zen Classic Xin Ming
Written by Master Sheng-Yen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $19.95

"No words can explain enlightenment," says the seventh-century Zen classic Xin Ming, or "Song of Mind," yet, paradoxically, this poem is a masterpiece of expressing the inexpressible. In his commentary on it, Chan Master Sheng Yen takes a practical approach, opening up the language of the Xin Ming to... Read more >
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