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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: $16.00

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 >
Your True Home
Your True Home
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh, Edited by Melvin McLeod
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590309261
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Your True Home
The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: 365 days of practical, powerful teachings from the beloved Zen teacher
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh
Edited by Melvin McLeod


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $17.95

Bringing the energy of true presence into our lives really does change things for the better—and all it takes is a little training. This treasury of 365 gems of daily wisdom from one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers of our age is a help and support for anyone who wants... Read more >
Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown
Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown
Written by Alan W. Watts
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ISBN: 9780307807861
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Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown
A Mountain Journal
Written by Alan W. Watts


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

These ruminations, assembled in the form of a journal and here published in paperback for the first time, were written at Alan Watts' retreat in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, California. Many current themes are discussed, including meditation, nature, established religion, race relations, karma and reincarnation, astrology and tantric yoga, and... Read more >
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True Love
True Love
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh, Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590309391
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True Love
A Practice for Awakening the Heart
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh
Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $11.00

Love might not be what we think it is. We all seek the happiness that comes from loving and being loved, yet we often find ourselves dissatisfied in our relationships and unable to grasp the cause. Thich Nhat Hanh here shows the way to overcome our recurrent obstacles to love—by learning... 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 Buddhism - Simple Guides

Written by Diana St. Ruth


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $10.95

THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU

• to appreciate the significance of this particular school of Buddhism,famous for its focus on meditation and self-awakening

• to understand the history of Zen and the ‘Ways of Zen’

• to discover how Zen is a way of life — not a belief system

• to avoid faux pas... Read more >
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How to Train a Wild Elephant
How to Train a Wild Elephant
Written by Jan Chozen Bays
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590308172
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How to Train a Wild Elephant
And Other Adventures in Mindfulness
Written by Jan Chozen Bays


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $14.95

A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking... Read more >
Sailing Home
Sailing Home
Written by Norman Fischer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556439964
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Sailing Home
Using the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls
Written by Norman Fischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $18.95

Homer’s Odyssey holds a timeless allure. It is an ancient story for every generation: the struggle of a man on a long and difficult voyage longing to return to love and family. Odysseus’s strivings to overcome both divine and earthly obstacles and to control his own impulsive nature hold valuable lessons... Read more >
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: $15.95

"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 Wisdom of Insecurity
The Wisdom of Insecurity
Written by Alan W. Watts
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ISBN: 9780307741202
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The Wisdom of Insecurity
A Message for an Age of Anxiety
Written by Alan W. Watts


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $14.95

“Anyone whose life needs a course correction would be fortunate to be guided by The Wisdom of Insecurity. My life still is, some thirty years later." —Deepak Chopra, from the Introduction

Alan W. Watts’s “message for an age of anxiety” is as powerful today as it was when this modern classic was first...

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You Are Here
You Are Here
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh, Read by Lloyd James
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781590307274
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You Are Here
Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh
Read by Lloyd James


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $24.95

In our daily lives we are often lost in thought—we lose ourselves in our plans, in our anger, in our worries. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh presents Buddhist techniques we can use to cut through the mental busyness and anxiety of daily life in order to discover the clear happiness that comes... Read more >
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You Are Here
You Are Here
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh, Edited by Melvin McLeod, Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590308387
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You Are Here
Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh
Edited by Melvin McLeod
Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $14.00

In this book Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, author, and meditation master, distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives. “Mindfulness is not an evasion or an escape,” he explains. “It means being here, present, and totally alive. It is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD and a hardcover.
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 >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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 >
Ordinary Recovery
Ordinary Recovery
Written by William Alexander, Foreword by Kevin Griffin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590308288
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Ordinary Recovery
Mindfulness, Addiction, and the Path of Lifelong Sobriety
Written by William Alexander
Foreword by Kevin Griffin


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.95

The key to ongoing freedom from alcoholism or any other kind of addiction is right before us, here and now, in the ordinary and perfect present moment. The problem is that addictions are often the result of our efforts to escape living in the present in the first place. Bill Alexander’s... Read more >
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
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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 >
Wild Ivy
Wild Ivy
Written by Hakuin Ekaku, Translated by Norman Waddell
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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 >
Writing Down the Bones
Writing Down the Bones
Written by Natalie Goldberg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590307946
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Writing Down the Bones
Freeing the Writer Within
Written by Natalie Goldberg


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $18.95

With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively. She offers suggestions, encouragement, and solid advice on many aspects of the writer’s craft: on writing from “first thoughts” (keep your hand moving, don’t cross out, just get it on... Read more >
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Being with Dying
Being with Dying
Written by Joan Halifax, Foreword by Ira Byock
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590307182
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Being with Dying
Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
Written by Joan Halifax
Foreword by Ira Byock


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $16.95

The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds—as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifax’s decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged... Read more >
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