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Awakening To Zen

Author : Roshi Philip Kapleau
ISBN : 1439155240
Genre : Religion
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When Roshi Philip Kapleau returned to the United States in 1966, after thirteen years of training in Japan with two of the country's greatest masters of Zen, he "did not come home empty-handed -- he brought us a living word of Zen," Kenneth Kraft has said. The first Westerner fully and naturally at home with Zen, Roshi Kapleau has made it his life's work to translate Zen Buddhism into an American idiom, to take Zen's essence and plant it in American soil. Four decades later, the seeds of Zen that Roshi Kapleau planted have blossomed. Zen flourishes and Roshi Kapleau continues to help people find enlightenment and fulfillment within, not outside, their daily lives. "True awakening," Roshi Kapleau has said, "is not a 'high' that keeps one in the clouds of an abstract oneness, but a realization that brings one solidly down to earth into the world of toil and struggle." Kapleau has written a number of books in his lifetime, The Three Pillars of Zen the most well known among them, but the heart of his work, his teachings to his students, has never before been made available. Awakening to Zen extracts the vital threads of Roshi Kapleau's teachings and braids them into a strong yet supple cord that readers may follow toward a deeper understanding of the enlightened life. Roshi Kapleau's warm, sometimes humorous but always grounded lessons touch on every aspect of daily reality; they capture his power, too, to transform the lives of not just practicing Buddhists, but all people who seek to experience in a more authentic way the bond they share with the world around them. One way or another, Roshi Kapleau has spent the past forty-three years of his life helping make Zen practice and its fruits accessible to anyone of sincere intent. Awakening to Zen offers a crucial and never-before-published aspect of his life's work.

The Awakening Of Zen

Author : Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
ISBN : 1570625905
Genre : Philosophy
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Essays on Zen Buddhism from the renowned scholar cover a wide range of topics, from the relationship between Zen Buddhism and Western psychology to the influence of Zen on Japanese culture and history. Original.

Zen Awakening To Your Original Face

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ISBN : 9788185602868
Genre : Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)
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Awakening To Zen

Author : Roshi Philip Kapleau
ISBN : 0733801099
Genre : Religious life
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The author had 13 years of formal training in Zen Buddhism and translated his knowledge for Westerners.

Awakening And Insight

Author : Polly Young-Eisendrath
ISBN : 9781134602520
Genre : Philosophy
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Buddhism first came to the West many centuries ago through the Greeks, who also influenced some of the culture and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has spread beyond India, it has always been affected by the indigenous traditions of its new homes. When Buddhism appeared in America and Europe in the 1950s and 1960s, it encountered contemporary psychology and psychotherapy, rather than religious traditions. Since the 1990s, many efforts have been made by Westerners to analyze and integrate the similarities and differences between Buddhism and it therapeutic ancestors, particularly Jungian psychology. Taking Japanese Zen-Buddhism as its starting point, this volume is a collection of critiques, commentaries, and histories about a particular meeting of Buddhism and psychology. It is based on the Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy conference that took place in Kyoto, Japan, in 1999, expanded by additional papers, and includes: new perspectives on Buddhism and psychology, East and West cautions and insights about potential confusions traditional ideas in a new light. It also features a new translation of the conversation between Schin'ichi Hisamatsu and Carl Jung which took place in 1958. Awakening and Insight expresses a meeting of minds, Japanese and Western, in a way that opens new questions about and sheds new light on our subjective lives. It will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and analytical psychology, as well as anyone involved in Zen Buddhism.

Awakening To Your True Self

Author : Zensho W. Kopp
ISBN : 9783751992701
Genre : Religion
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In this wonderfully formulated text, Zen Master Zensho shows us a direct path to experiencing our true, intrinsic nature. He lifts us up above our habitual, limited perspectives so that we become able to experience the peace and joy of our indwelling, divine self. Thus from out of our identification with the unreal, we attain the absolute reality of our true self. Through this we experience a liberating transformation to a deeper and all-embracing cosmic consciousness. In this book we feel the direct presence and realisation of one of the great enlightened masters of our time. His profound sayings are exceptionally clear and universally valid.

The Awakening Of A New Consciousness In Zen

Author : Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
ISBN : OCLC:4393489
Genre : Consciousness
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Author : Yogi Brahmasamhara
ISBN : 1921878002
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This is a book on meditation that takes people beyond where most other such books have taken them. It is a book of wisdom - wisdom for its understanding of human nature, wisdom for its answers to the unhappiness in modern life, and wisdom for the person-to-person way in which it is written.

Zen Awakening And Society

Author : Christopher Ives
ISBN : 9781349114948
Genre : Religion
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Zen Buddhism has traditionally focused on monastic practice and the artistic expression of awakening (satori) but has paid little explicit attention to social ethics. This book considers the relationship between Zen and social ethics.

Tending The Fire

Author : Dale Verkuilen
ISBN : 9780983097228
Genre : Religion
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Tending the Fire is dedicated to the study and cultivation of transformation through an innovative systematic approach for working with conditioned states, the third aspect of Dukkha--cause of suffering. It blends Zen training with an original Western psychological method of introspection called the Resolution Sequence and introduces a symbolic means of conveying information that assists practitioners with structuring, organizing, and understanding the process of awakening.Tending the Fire is offered as a skillful means for studying the constituents of self before and after transformative experiences. Original.


Author : Gregory P. A. Levine
ISBN : 030011964X
Genre : Art
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Transmitted from China to Japan in the 13th century, Zen Buddhism not only introduced religious practices but also literature, calligraphy, philosophy, and ink painting to Japanese disciples. This elegant book discusses these fields as they combined to encompass the evocative practice of figure painting within Zen Buddhism in medieval Japan. Focusing on forty-seven exceptional Japanese and Chinese paintings from the 12th to the 16th centuries––which together illustrate the story of the “awakening” of Zen art––the book features essays by distinguished scholars that discuss the life and art within Zen monastic and lay communities. The authors explore the ideology underlying the development of Zen’s own pantheon of characters created to imagine the Buddha’s wisdom and offer fresh insights into the role of the visual arts within Zen practice as it developed in Japan in close dialogue with the Asian continent.


Author : Kido Inque
ISBN : 9781450277389
Genre : Religion
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The human mind is inherently free. It neither affirms nor denies. It is not constrained by the conflict of the opposites, like right and wrong or self and others. An awakened mind knows that the dynamic unity between self and others forms part of an integrated whole. Having direct knowledge of this mind brings profound peace. The teachings of the Buddha point the way to acquire this knowledge through direct personal experience. In this intriguing and enlightening collection of stories, three Zen students reflect on their personal journeys and share how their lives subsequently transformed because of the practice. Under the direction of Zen Master Kido Inoue, they share their doubts, their difficulties, their amazement, and the transformations that they experienced in their lives. The ultimate aim of Zen is to break out of the constraints of ego and have direct personal experience of the absolute infinity of our being. It is to awaken to the truth of our nature beyond the ego. In a nutshell, Zen focuses on the essence of mind.

Quest Of Zen

Author : Sam Nak P.J. Concepcion
ISBN : 1453563695
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Religion/Psychology/Philosophy/New Age Quest of Zen Awakening the Wisdom Heart Quest of Zen calls us to the fearless heros journey that will set the mind free from the dark clouds of delusion. Quest of Zen presents a glimpse of the Zen training for monks and lay persons as well as offers practical guidelines on mind cultivation. The book introduces the Buddhist worldview and retells also the Buddhas and the Zen masterss awakening accounts that provide a sense of direction to the fearless hero in realizing the bliss of the enlightenment and rousing the wisdom heart. All rejoice! The fearless hero reveals the bliss of the enlightenment - - the ultimate emptiness. He conveys the perfect wisdom heart that unveils its sublime excellence. Like the waters of the Ganges that flow constantly toward the ocean, the perfect wisdom heart enters quietly into the meandering stream of the one suchness of all living beings. Through self giving, the perfect wisdom heart spurs them into a rebirth and a newness of life within the mystical sanctuary of the Buddhas. The perfect wisdom heart flows on with unlimited loving kindness, unlimited compassion, unlimited joy and unlimited peace.

Remember Zen

Author : Sheldon Moore
ISBN : 1897530897
Genre : Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)
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The great way does not have to be a difficult journey. The Buddha-nature or spirit within is fundamentally pure. Many people end up trying to sit their way to emptiness to purify what is already divine. I say less sitting and more awareness in this book for a very important reason. We can reach a point where the mind can rest naturally much sooner by making a direct connection with nature. Some sitting meditation is always required, but we must practice continual awareness with our eyes open, even while walking to the post office. Sitting around like a stone Buddha is not the path I am sharing. I hope that Remember Zen captures the subtleties of enlightenment well. It has the potential to remove decades or even lifetimes of practice from one who is ready to change their consciousness now.When we understand the three main components of our being better, it is much easier to see the problems a mind spinning out of control with desires and life-issues can bring. Buddhism puts a lot of thought into the concept of emptiness or voidness. I call it oneness in the book. Buddha never mentioned God or the prime creator for a simple reason--if we rely on an external force we will never look within and attain. He knew that when more people began to see the interdependence of everything they would naturally sense the oneness of it all. We are connected to all that is and when we are ready, the cosmos assists us in our awakening.

Living Zen

Author : Jay Ingram
ISBN : 0974737100
Genre : Philosophy
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Zen Master Jay Ingram has helped students answer the questions: What makes life work? How do I become the best "me" and find the right "other"? How do I raise children to be happy and mentally stable? How do I learn to flow with life rather than feel I'm swimming upstream? In understandable style, the way of Zen is communicated to be used today, right now. A guide to feeling life rather than thinking life, helps you get to know yourself and like yourself while using your latent skills and strengths to develop your intuitive nature.

You Are The Awakening

Author : Zen Gardner
ISBN : 1522897097
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This first book of a series is a compilation of updated articles regarding the awakening to a more fully conscious awareness of who we are and why we are here. I've selected my more appropriate essays to help empower and encourage anyone who is on this wonderful path of realizing our infinite potential, highlighting the fact that any change we seek in the world around us begins with each of us individually. We cannot expect the true reality we know in our hearts to come to fruition without full conscious awareness on an individual basis. Otherwise, any effort to reform or transmute the world of suffering around us will only reinforce the same constructs and limited understanding that created it. The dynamics of the awakening are much different from the programmed approach of this world we were born into. In order to tap into the limitless source of our full potential we have to step aside from the severely limited ways of thinking we are accustomed to and apply entirely new seemingly unstructured principles. The only way to find these dynamic forces awaiting us is by letting go of our previous notions, even so-called logic in many cases, as well as a host of reflexive mind sets and emotional responses. These only cloud the heart from realizing itself in our lives. I liken this awakening process to unhooking a type of velcro attachment to our souls one hook and loop at a time. The process is continual, but as we free ourselves we grow more awake and aware and hence empowered to pursue this process which in turn inevitably leads to a changed world view and detached yet empowered lifestyle, as well as feeling compelled to help inspire the same in others. This happens via accessing information, inner realizations and taking action on what we have come to learn. Synchronistic thoughts and events begin to manifest more frequently and as we take these cues seriously and put them into effect, a glorious new life blossoms in the rich soil of our hearts. The articles are arranged in sections but each one is a stand alone entry so they can be read in sequence or individually. It's meant to serve as a sort of empowerment handbook you can easily reference in full, by section or by particular article anytime you'd like to help encourage all those embarking on this wonderful journey. May these words inspire and empower you. Much love, Zen

Visions Of Awakening Space And Time

Author : Taigen Dan Leighton
ISBN : 019972427X
Genre : Religion
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As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates that worldview through the writings of the Zen master Eihei D?gen (1200-1253), considered the founder of the Japanese S?t? Zen tradition, which currently enjoys increasing popularity in the West. The Lotus Sutra, arguably the most important Buddhist scripture in East Asia, contains a famous story about bodhisattvas (enlightening beings) who emerge from under the earth to preserve and expound the Lotus teaching in the distant future. The story reveals that the Buddha only appears to pass away, but actually has been practicing, and will continue to do so, over an inconceivably long life span. Leighton traces commentaries on the Lotus Sutra from a range of key East Asian Buddhist thinkers, including Daosheng, Zhiyi, Zhanran, Saigyo, My?e, Nichiren, Hakuin, and Ry?kan. But his main focus is Eihei D?gen, the 13th century Japanese S?t? Zen founder who imported Zen from China, and whose profuse, provocative, and poetic writings are important to the modern expansion of Buddhism to the West. D?gen's use of this sutra expresses the critical role of Mahayana vision and imagination as the context of Zen teaching, and his interpretations of this story furthermore reveal his dynamic worldview of the earth, space, and time themselves as vital agents of spiritual awakening. Leighton argues that D?gen uses the images and metaphors in this story to express his own religious worldview, in which earth, space, and time are lively agents in the bodhisattva project. Broader awareness of D?gen's worldview and its implications, says Leighton, can illuminate the possibilities for contemporary approaches to primary Mahayana concepts and practices.

The Zen Teaching Of Instantaneous Awakening

Author : Hui Hai
ISBN : UOM:39015005583581
Genre : Philosophy
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A complete translation of the teaching of the Chinese Ch'an Master Hui Hai by Blofeld, this moment of truth and awakening and its 8th-century message are universal and timeless.

Healing Zen

Author : Ellen Birx
ISBN : 0670030538
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Introduces the practice of awareness and meditation techniques designed to help restore wholeness and health, tracing the links between spirituality and overall wellness.

Engaging Dogen S Zen

Author : Tetsuzen Jason M. Wirth
ISBN : 9781614292692
Genre : Religion
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How are the teachings of a thirteenth-century master relevant today? Twenty contemporary writers unpack Dogen's words and show how we can still find meaning in his teachings. Zen Master Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Japanese Soto Zen Buddhism, is widely regarded as one of the world’s most remarkable spiritual thinkers. Dogen influence on both Japanese and Western Zen Buddhism cannot be overstated. His writings, emphasizing the nonduality of practice and enlightenment are vastly subtle, endlessly sophisticated—and renownedly challenging to read on one’s own. This unique collection of essays opens up for the reader new pathways for connecting to and making use of Dogen's powerful teachings. Some of Soto Zen’s leading scholars and practitioners offer a masterfully guided tour of Dogen’s writings, organized around two key texts: Shushogi, which is a classical distillation of the whole of Dogen’s teachings, and Fukanzazengi, Dogen universal instructions for Zen meditation. Along the way, the reader will gain an enriched understanding of the Zen practice and realization, of shikantaza or “just sitting,” and of the essence of Mahayana Buddhism—and a much deeper appreciation of this peerless master. Includes essays from Kosho Itagaki, Taigen Dan Leighton, Tenshin Charles Fletcher, Shudo Brian Schroeder, Glen A. Mazis, David Loy, Drew Leder, Steven DeCaroli, Steve Bein, John Maraldo, Michael Schwartz, Tetsuzen Jason M. Wirth, Leah Kalmanson, Erin Jien McCarthy, Dainen David Putney, Steven Heine, Graham Parkes, Mark Unno, Shudo Brian Schroeder, and Kanpu Bret W. Davis.

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