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The Zen Way

by Myokyo-ni Tuttle Publishing (November 15, 1995)

Written by one of today's most distinguished teachers, this Zen book provides an authoritative introduction to Zen training from the perspective of someone who has gone through it.

The author begins by setting...


Unfathomable Depths

by Sekkei Harada, Daigaku Rumme, Hongliang Gu & Heiko Narrog Wisdom Publications (December 23, 2014)

Navigate a forgotten classic poem and enrich your practice with famed Zen master Sekkei Harada.

Three of the most pressing issues in any discussion of modern Zen are the true nature and function of Dharma transmission,...


Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo

by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Shohaku Okumura & Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead Wisdom Publications (November 04, 2014)

Abandon your treasured delusions and hit the road with one of the most important Zen masters of twentieth-century Japan.

Eschewing the entrapments of vanity, power, and money, "Homeless" Kodo Sawaki Roshi refused...


Meditation Book

by Charla Devereux & Fran Stockel Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, The Meditation Book will help you to enter a tranquil state and feel completely calm and composed. It tells you all you need to know to make meditation a part of...


Inside the Grass Hut

by Ben Connelly & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (July 08, 2014)

Enter the mind and practice of Zen: apply the insights of one of Zen's classic poems to your life--here and now.

Destined to become a trusted, dog-eared companion.

Shitou Xiqian’s “Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage”...


Dongshan's Five Ranks

by Ross Bolleter Wisdom Publications (May 20, 2014)

The first in-depth English commentary on the Five Ranks—a core text of the Zen tradition that teaches what can't be taught—which contains new translations of all of the key texts of the Five Ranks cycle....


Realizing Genjokoan

by Shohaku Okumura & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto school of Zen, is renowned as one the world's most remarkable religious geniuses. His works are both richly poetic and deeply insightful...


Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist

by Hee-Jin Kim & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

Eihei Dogen, the founder of the Japanese branch of the Soto Zen Buddhist school, is considered one of the world's most remarkable religious philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a comprehensive introduction...


The Book of Mu

by Melissa Myozen Blacker, James Ishmael Ford & John Tarrant Wisdom Publications (March 17, 2011)

The word "mu" is one ancient Zen teacher's response to the earnest question of whether even a dog has "buddha nature". Discovering for ourselves the meaning of the master's response is the urgent work of each...


Zen's Chinese Heritage

by Andy Ferguson, Steven Heine & Tenshin Reb Anderson Wisdom Publications (March 09, 2011)

Zen's Chinese Heritage traces twenty-five generations of inlightened Buddhist teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and poetry. The result is an intimate and profound human portrait...


Keep Me in Your Heart a While

by Dosho Port Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2008)

"After my death I will come back and haunt over you, checking on your practice." Dainin Katagiri Roshi, one of the greatest pioneers of Zen in America, said this frequently, teasing Dosho Port and his fellow...


Entangling Vines

by Thomas Yuho Kirchner, Ueda Shizuteru & Nelson Foster Wisdom Publications (March 18, 2013)

Entangling Vines is a translation of the Shumon Kattoshu, the only major koan text to have been compiled in Japan rather than China. Most of the central koans of the contemporary Rinzai koan curriculum are contained...


Making Zen Your Own

by Janet Jiryu Abels Wisdom Publications (January 23, 2012)

In this book, Janet Jiryu Abels traces the life stories of twelve Chinese Zen masters who, together, shaped what was to become known as Zen's Golden Age. She presents their biographies, describes their teachings,...


Novice to Master

by Soko Morinaga & Belenda Attaway Yamakawa Wisdom Publications (January 30, 2012)

Everybody loves Novice to Master! As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types.

In his singularly humorous and...


Saltwater Buddha

by Jaimal Yogis Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2009)

Fed up with teenage life in the suburbs, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes...


The Art of Just Sitting

by John Daido Loori & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself...


Buddha at the Apocalypse

by Kurt Spellmeyer & Robert Thurman Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Timely and audacious, Buddha at the Apocalypse challenges us to look directly at the devastating assumptions underlying the very mechanisms of the modern world - and offers a clarion call to awaken from a pervasive...


Living Zen, Loving God

by Ruben L. F. Habito & John P Keenan Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

The release of Ruben Habito's new book, Living Zen, Loving God has coincided with a rave review from Publishers Weekly magazine:

"Habito may not seem himself as a revolutionary, but his humble life calling -...


Healing Breath

by Ruben L. F. Habito Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

Healing our wounded Earth is not unrelated to healing our own personal wounds. The pains of the Earth and those of the individuals making up our Earth community cannot be separated. Thus the healing of our individual...


Sitting with Koans

by John Daido Loori & Thomas Yuho Kirchner Wisdom Publications (June 04, 2012)

The Zen tradition has just two main meditative practices: shikantaza, or "just sitting"; and introspection guided by the powerful Zen teaching stories called koans. Following in the tradition of The Art of Just...


On Zen Practice

by Bernie Glassman, Taizan Maezumi, John Daishin Buksbazen & Wendy Egyoku Nakao et al. Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

This updated landmark volume makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and students. Conceived as an overarching primer on...


No River to Cross

by Daehaeng, Chong go Sunim & Robert Buswell Wisdom Publications (November 12, 2012)

It is often said that enlightenment means "crossing over to the other shore," that far-off place where we can at last be free from suffering. Likewise, it is said that Buddhist teachings are the raft that takes...


Mud and Water

by Bassui Tokusho & Arthur Braverman Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly...


Zen Questions

by Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (November 07, 2011)

Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright...


The Gateless Gate

by Koun Yamada & Ruben L. F. Habito Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

In The Gateless Gate, one of modern Zen Buddhism's uniquely influential masters offers classic commentaries on the Mumonkan, one of Zen's greatest collections of teaching stories. This translation was compiled...


The Essence of Zen

by Sekkei Harada & Daigaku Rumme Wisdom Publications (August 20, 2012)

The Essence of Zen is an expert's guided tour of the ins and outs of the tradition's approach to meditation, enlightenment, and the oneness of all things. To read it is to enter into one of modern Japanese Zen's...


Ordinary Mind

by Barry Magid & Charlotte Joko Beck Wisdom Publications (August 20, 2012)

Is meditation an escape from--or a solution to--our psychological problems? Is the use of antidepressants counter to spiritual practice? Does a psychological approach to meditation reduce spirituality to "self-help"?...


Obama Karma: Lessons on Living Inspired by the 44th President

by Russell Razzaque February Books (July 24, 2012)

President Obama's greatest strength, Emotional Intelligence, can be learned. This book will teach you how.


Fragments of Reality

by Petri Kajander Credentum Ltd. (August 10, 2013)

Fragments of Reality is a Zen-like modern version of insights that Bankei, Huang Po and others have said from ancient times.

Kajander uses Ramana Maharshi’s Who am I –method to enquire into the inner world...


Zen Miracles: Finding Peace in an Insane World

by Brenda Shoshanna Wiley (August 17, 2007)

"This wonderful book brings East and West--and ancient and modern worlds--together and provides profound wisdom and guidance for anyone struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, fear, or loneliness. Beautifully...


Essential Chan Buddhism: The Character and Spirit of Chinese Zen

by Guo Jun, Kenneth Wapner & Robert Thurman Monkfish Book Publishing (April 02, 2013)

An inspiring introduction to Chan Buddhism in a value-priced hardcover edition. Perfect for daily spiritual guidance and gifts.


Zen: Discover How To Practice Zen To Achieve Higher Levels Of Inner Happiness And Mindfulness

by Old Natural Ways & Janelle Watkinson Old Natural Ways (November 01, 2018)

The art of zen has been becoming increasingly popular over the past decade. While it may have been thought of as “hippie” stuff back in the early 60s and 70s, more and more people have begun to show an interest...


Buddhism: Discover How to Practice Buddhism to Achieve Higher Levels of Inner Happiness and Mindfulness

by Old Natural Ways & Janelle Watkinson Old Natural Ways (November 01, 2018)

Buddhism is general not considered a religion by its Abrahamic counterparts because of its spiritual and individual nature, rather than following a strict deity. Even the name Buddhism doesn’t mean that they...


What Does Our Happiness Depend On?

by H. G. Adams & J.-F. Droz Lm Publishers (November 19, 2018)

This book deals with What does the happiness depend on; and How to develop the art of being really happy. Be happy is a common desire to all humanity. Happiness is a mode of existence of which we naturally wish...


See Your Way to Mindfulness

by David Schiller Workman Publishing Company (November 29, 2016)

Seeing, really seeing, is like meditation. In a world filled with distraction, seeing mindfully is a way to pay attention, to hit pause and find calm by focusing on what’s directly in front of us. See Your...


Lasting Happiness and Well-Being

by H. George Adams Lm Publishers (October 12, 2018)

This book based on the works of great philosophers, deals with how to identify and develop the state of mind that leads on the path of lasting happiness and well-being. Here is an excerpt from this book:

We...


Meditation Book

by Charla Devereux & Fran Stockel Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Learn to meditate for total relaxation!

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, The Meditation Book will help you to enter a tranquil state and feel completely calm and composed. It tells you all you need...


Zen Bunnies

by Gautama Buddha Mango (August 15, 2018)

Inspirational Bunnies

Readers of Start With WhyYou Are Here and Whatever You Are, Be A Good One will love the quotes and teachings of Zen Bunnies

Advice from Zen Leaders: Join some cuddly bunnies for...


Beyond Mindfulness

by Ken Jones Alba Publishing (August 02, 2015)

Zen Buddhist teachings and writings of the late Ken Jones


Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

by Paul Reps & Nyogen Senzaki Tuttle Publishing (September 15, 1998)

When Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was published in 1957 it became an instant sensation with an entire generation of readers who were just beginning to experiment with Zen. Over the years it has inspired leading American...


Introduction to Zen Koans

by James Ishmael Ford & Joan Halifax Wisdom Publications (June 05, 2018)

An indispensible guide to koans, teaching the reader about the importance of lineage, the practice of “just sitting,” and koan practice as paths to awakening.

This marvelous book opens the treasure house...


The Mountains and Waters Sutra

by Shohaku Okumura, Shodo Spring, Carl Bielefeldt & Gary Snyder et al. Wisdom Publications (May 28, 2018)

An indispensable map of a classic Zen text.

“Mountains and waters are the expression of old buddhas.”

So begins “Sansuikyo,” or “Mountains and Waters Sutra,” a masterpiece of poetry and insight from...


The Joy of Minimalism

by Zoey Arielle Poulsen Mango (January 15, 2018)

It’s natural to love stuff! More than that, it’s natural to love YOUR stuff. That notebook from 8th grade, your Disney VHS’, mismatched socks. They all have sentimental value…and they all take up space....


Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom

by Shohaku Okumura, Tom Wright & Kosho Uchiyama Wisdom Publications (January 30, 2018)

Insightful commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen. 

Famously insightful and famously complex, Eihei Dogen’s writings have been studied and puzzled over for...


Practical Zen for Health, Wealth and Happiness

by Sarah Bladen, Julian Daizan Skinner & Shinzan Miyamae Singing Dragon (January 18, 2018)

Bringing the body-mind insights of Rinzai Zen from the mountains of Japan to the Western world, Zen master Julian Daizan Skinner presents simple meditation techniques to help achieve health, wellbeing and success....


Grassroots Zen

by Perle Besserman & Manfred Steger Monkfish Book Publishing (March 20, 2017)

Grassroots Zen envisions a socially engaged Buddhism where zazen is integrated each day with work, family, and social obligations.Though both authors have practiced traditional Zen for decades here they eschew...


Buddhist Wisdom

by David Crosweller Tuttle Publishing (March 21, 2017)

Awaken your heart and engage your mind with Buddhist Wisdom: Daily Reflections, a simple but powerful collection of Buddhist sayings and extracts that offer an easy way to incorporate the Buddha's greatest teachings...


A Flower Does Not Talk: Zen Essays

by Zenkei Shibayama, Abbot Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

These essays by a prominent Zen master are a classic introduction to Zen Buddhism, specifically written for Westerners.

The former abbot of Nanzenji Monastary in Kyoto, the Reverend Zenkei Shibayama, understood...


The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation: Suiseki and its Use with Bonsai

by Yuji Yishimura, Vincent T. Covello & Sonja Arntzen, Ph.D. Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility.

Written by two leading experts...


Expect Nothing: A Zen Guide

by Clarice Bryan Journey Editions (July 15, 2004)

Expect Nothing is a lighthearted and insightful guide to Zen buddhism and mindfulness.

Using down-to-earth, conversational autobiographical anecdotes, witness pieces, and inspirational quotes, Clarice Bryan pays...