287 books (15 pages) in this category
The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai
by Reinhard Kammer
<p>The sword has played an important role in the Japanese consciousness since ancient times. The earliest swords, made of bronze or stone, were clearly, by their design and form, used for ritualistic purposes rather than as weapons. Later, ...eBook
by David Brandon
<p>A succinct, uncompromising study of what it means to help other people, this book, first published in 1978, examines the helping process in the light of the principles of Zen Buddhism. Emphasizing the Zen precepts of true compassion, newness ...eBook
by Roshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett
<p>This book, first published as <em>Selling Water by the River</em> in 1972, is a practical and inspirational manual for all who wish to practice Zen. Roshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett, the founder and former abbess of Shasta Abbey, expertly combineseBook
by Shunryu Suzuki
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 cuts through the pervasive tendency students ...
Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice
by Steven Heine & Dale S. Wright
<p>When books about Zen Buddhism began appearing in Western languages just over a half-century ago, there was no interest whatsoever in the role of ritual in Zen. Indeed, what attracted Western readers' interest was the Zen rejection of ritual. ...eBook
60 Essential Buddhist Teachings on Effort, Gratitude, and Happiness
by Shundo Aoyama
In this sparkling collection of teachings, Japanese Zen master Shundo Aoyama Roshi offers an earthy entry to the practice of Zen Buddhism. Or rather, she offers a myriad of entries, for <i>Zen Seeds</i>, as its title suggests, is comprised of ...
Will the Real Zen Buddhism Please Stand Up?
by Steven Heine
<p>Since Zen Buddhism first captivated the attention of Western seekers the dominant discourse about this sect has been romantic, idealistic, and utopian. The essence of Zen has been described as ineffable, holistic, and promoting social ...eBook