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The Little Zen Companion

Author: N.A

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1563054671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 389

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While it seeks neither to define Zen nor answer its most famous koan (a riddle unanswerable by conventional thinking, in this case the sound of one hand clapping), this bestselling little book with 437,000 copies in print possesses a maverick Zen spirit that points to a different way of looking at the world. With each page featuring a quote, phrase, story, koan, haiku, or poem, Zen Companion combines the feeling and format of a meditation book with 2,500 years of wisdom-from Lao-tzu and Groucho Marx, William Carlos Williams and The Little Prince, D. T. Suzuki and Walker Percy, the Buddha and the Bible, Einstein and Gertrude Stein. It's a celebration of intuition: "If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark"-St. John the Cross. Individuality: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought."-Basho. Uncomplicated nature: "Among twenty snowy mountains/The only moving thing/Was the eye of the blackbird."-Wallace Stevens. Childlike spontaneity: "Goodnight stars. Goodnight air."-Margaret Wise Brown. Irreverent paradox: "Wakuan complained when he saw a picture of bearded Bodhidharma: 'Why hasn't that fellow a beard?'" And above all, the simple pleasure of life lived in the moment. "Chop wood, carry water."

The Little Book of Prayers

A Collection of Prayers from Around the World and Across Time.

Author: David Schiller

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761177582

Category: Religion

Page: 390

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Drawn from a wide array of sources from around the globe, an eclectic collection of prayers includes hundreds of spiritual supplications, from the familiar--the Lord's Prayer and the 23rd Psalm--to prayers from the Koran, the Bodhisattva, and the poetry of Rumi. Original.

Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much - Revised Edition

Author: Anne Wilson Schaef

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062275739

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 4455

Step back from the overload—that overwhelming combination of work, chores, caring for children, and meeting everyone's needs but your own—and let the sage advice, warmhearted humor, encouraging reminders, and inspiring thoughts from women around the world help you discover a much-deserved calm amidst the whirlwind of your life. This revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller, with a new introduction by the author, is the perfect gift for yourself or all the workaholics, rushaholics, and careaholics in your life. Millions of women have found daily comfort and sustenance in Schaef's insightful meditations. Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much will make it possible for you to relax, refuel, and, most important, honor yourself and all that you do everyday of the year.

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings

Author: Paul Reps,Nyogen Senzaki

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462902987

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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The Zen of Steve Jobs

Author: Caleb Melby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118295269

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

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Presents a graphic interpretation of Steve Jobs's spiritual connections to Buddhism through his mentor and friend Kobun Otogawa, and describes how his search for perfection helped bring about the iPod and the resurgence of Apple.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff

Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

Author: Richard Carlson

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0786870087

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff is a book that tells you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life. You can learn to put things into perspective by making the small daily changes Dr. Carlson suggests, including advice such as "Choose your battles wisely"; "Remind yourself that when you die, your 'in' box won't be empty"; and "Make peace with imperfection". With Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... you'll also learn how to: Live in the present moment Let others have the glory at times Lower your tolerance to stress Trust your intuitions Live each day as it might be your last With gentle, supportive suggestions, Dr. Carlson reveals ways to make your actions more peaceful and caring, with the added benefit of making your life more calm and stress-free.

Tarot in the Spirit of Zen

Author: Osho

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429907705

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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A unique and valuable resource for all students and practitioners of the Tarot Includes 22 major arcana pop-out cards from the Osho Zen Tarot A must have for owners of the phenomenally popular Osho Zen Tarot, this in-depth study of the meanings of the cards in the Osho Zen Tarot deck will also appeal to those who use the Rider, Crowley, and other, more traditional cards. The "here and now" approach of Zen offers the insight that the future evolves out of present events, ideas, and attitudes. Playful and accessible even to the novice, this remarkable handbook includes a table of correspondences for the Rider-Waite and Crowley cards, and special sections on the meanings of the four major elements, or "suits" in the Tarot system. Tarot in the Spirit of Zen introduces readers to a deeper understanding of the Zen approach to becoming aware of and responding to life's challenges. Just like the Osho Zen Tarot deck, with its fresh and contemporary approach, the contents of Tarot in the Spirit of Zen are of interest to anyone who is interested in self-exploration and personal transformation.

Zen

How to Live a Zen Lifestyle in a Modern Society

Author: Paul Kain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537435084

Category:

Page: 46

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Are you happy? No, seriously, are you happy? When that alarm clock rings in the morning, do you dread starting your day, or are you excited to see what today brings? You see, the difference between those who are happy, and those who are not, comes down to one simple thing. Yourself. As cliche as it may be, and as many time as it may have been said, the truth remains, people who are happier with themselves, are happier in life. I would like you to think about the happiest person you know. Now, I would like you to ask yourself, why is that person so happy? Are they in love? Are they wealthy? Are they content, or do they strive for more? Happiness comes from many, many, different places. Happiness is also different for each and every one of us. What makes one person happy may or may not make another person happy, and do you know what? That's okay. That is important to remember as you read on. Finding your inner Zen is all about finding your own happiness, and not worrying so much about trying to make everyone else happy. After all, you can't make others happy, until you are happy with yourself. If you would like to wake up happy every morning, and learn how you can channel your own inner Zen, especially in today's society, please read on."

Being Zen

Bringing Meditation to Life

Author: Ezra Bayda

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823402

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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We can use whatever life presents, Ezra Bayda teaches, to strengthen our spiritual practice—including the turmoil of daily life. What we need is the willingness to just be with our experiences—whether they are painful or pleasing—opening ourselves to the reality of our lives without trying to fix or change anything. But doing this requires that we confront our most deeply rooted fears and assumptions in order to gradually become free of the constrictions and suffering they create. Then we can awaken to the loving-kindness that is at the heart of our being. While many books aspire to bring meditation into everyday experience, Being Zen gives us practical ways to actually do it, introducing techniques that enable the reader to foster qualities essential to continued spiritual awakening. Topics include how to cultivate: • Perseverance: staying with anger, fear, and other distressing emotions. • Stillness: abiding with chaotic experiences without becoming overwhelmed. • Clarity: seeing through the conditioned beliefs and fears that "run" us. • Direct experience: encountering the physical reality of the present moment—even when that moment is exactly where we don't want to be. Like Pema Chödrön, the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart, Ezra Bayda writes with clear, heartfelt simplicity, using his own life stories to illustrate the teachings in an immediate and accessible way that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers.

Zen-yoga

A Creative Psychotherapy to Self-integration

Author: P. J. Saher

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120808096

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

View: 1999

This fascinating and profound book of ancient, Eastern esoteric wisdom backed by the latest discoveries and experiments of modern science treats of the health of soul by showing the relationship between soul and brain.This book is a cybernetic exploration of mind`s inner space leading to expanded cosmoelectronic consciousness. Having shown the differences between Eastern and Western thought-processes, Saher explains how the sages of the East have aquired that source of wisdom and bliss which our misguided youth seeks vainly in hallucinogenic drugs.

Zen Pencils--Creative Struggle

Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity

Author: Gavin Aung Than

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449488633

Category: Self-Help

Page: 148

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Zen Pencils: Creative Struggle is a call to wake up the creative spirit inside you. Through Zen Pencils cartoon quotes on creativity from inspirational artists, musicians, writers, and scientists, you'll discover what inspired each of the subjects to reach the full potential of their creativity. In each comic, the speaker of the quote is the character in the story. Imagine cartoon versions of Albert Einstein, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, and Vincent van Gogh revealing the spark that ignited them to achieve their dreams!

Zen Guitar

Author: Philip Toshio Sudo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126488

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance. Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this song—a series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music. Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to the Western Mind. Through fifty-eight lessons that provide focus and a guide, the reader is led through to Zen awareness. This harmony is further illuminated through quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. From those who have never strummed a guitar to the more experienced, Zen Guitar shows how the path of music offers fulfillment in all aspects of life—a winning idea and an instant classic.

Zen Buddhism

Selected Writings of D.T. Suzuki

Author: Daisetz Teitarō Suzuki

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038548349X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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A highly accessible overview of Zen philosophy includes a basic historical background, a thorough overview of the techniques of Zen practice, and explanations of key concepts and terminology. Reissue.

Zen Pencils

Cartoon Quotes from Inspirational Folks

Author: Gavin Aung Than

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449461492

Category: Humor

Page: 144

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Gavin Aung Than, an Australian graphic designer turned cartoonist, started the weekly Zen Pencils blog in February 2012. He describes his motivation for launching Zen Pencils: "I was working in the boring corporate graphic design industry for eight years before finally quitting at the end of 2011 to pursue my passion for illustration and cartooning. At my old job, when my boss wasn't looking, I would waste time reading Wikipedia pages, mainly biographies about people whose lives were a lot more interesting than mine. Their stories and quotes eventually inspired me to leave my job to focus on what I really wanted to do. The idea of taking these inspiring quotes, combining them with my love of drawing and sharing them with others led to the creation of Zen Pencils." "Zen Pencils deftly blends the inspired thoughts of our great creative and moral thinkers with its own fresh visual wit. Because these work as pithy history lessons illuminating timeless human truths, it's no wonder Gavin's engaging comics go viral!" —Michael Cavna, Washington Post's Comic Riffs "Sometimes all it takes is a clear, original vision and a talented hand. Gavin Aung Than and his genius of Zen Pencils gives us that together, and so much more." -–Chris Hadfield, retired astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station "If you read this book and don't get a lump in your throat and a stirring in your heart at least once, check your pulse. You're dead." —Philip Plait, The Bad Astronomer "Gavin has the amazing ability to make words and ideas come alive. He teaches, inspires, and brings a whole new level of creativity to the quotes that hold a special place in our hearts." —Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW Author of the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly "Zen Pencils is a visual demonstration of joy and courage. Buy it for inspiration, and keep it for regular reminders of living bigger." — Chris Guillebeau, New York Times Bestselling Author of The $100 Startup

Whole World is a Single FLower

365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life with Questions and Commentary by Zen Master Seung Sahn and a Forword by Stephen Mitchell

Author: Seung Sahn

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900356

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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This remarkable Zen book is of great importance not only for the variety of the 365 kong-ans, but for Zen Master Seung Sahn's own questions and commentary which accompany each kong-an. This prodding and guidance serve as guideposts along a difficult road to enlightenment. The kong-ans themselves and practice for life-practice for life-practice for answering the questions which are profound and practical arising everyday. One of the distinctive qualities of The Whole World Is a Single Flower is its ecumenism. Dae Soen Sa Nim has included not only kong-ans from Chinese and Korean Zen, but also from Lao-tzu and the Christian tradition.

The Present Moment

365 Daily Affirmations

Author: Louise L. Hay

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458756718

Category: Self-Help

Page: 390

View: 1966

This little book is filled with positive affirmations that will show you that your point of power is always in the present moment, and this is where you plant the mental seeds for creating new experiences. Think about how you'd like to live and what you'd like to accomplish. Each day Louise L. Hay will help guide your thinking in positive ways to accomplish these goals. As you read this work, you'll find that you develop new mental habits that you can use for the rest of your life!

The Zen of Fundraising

89 Timeless Ideas to Strengthen and Develop Your Donor Relationships

Author: Ken Burnett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118047087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 8927

If all that has ever been said and written about the art and science of fundraising could be distilled down to just what really matters—what fundraisers everywhere need to know—there would be only a small number of true gems deserving of the description, “nuggets of information.” Leading international fundraiser Ken Burnett, author of the classic Relationship Fundraising, has identified and defined 89 such nuggets which he presents here as The Zen of Fundraising, a fun read, one-of-a-kind look into what makes donors tick and–more importantly–what makes them give.

Make Every Day Count

Wise and Uplifting Ways to Inspire Your Days

Author: Sandra Magsamen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492623040

Category: Self-Help

Page: 80

View: 831

Celebrate life with this beautiful and inspiring new gift book from best-selling author Sandra Magsamen. This book artfully offers heartfelt encouragement and a dash of courage to help you make every day count!

A Mindful Day

365 Ways to Live Life with Peace, Clarity, and an Open Heart

Author: David Dillard-Wright

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507202660

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 2083

Take a moment each day to find peace. With the stress you encounter during work, family life, and day-to-day tasks, it can be hard to find a moment to yourself to unwind. Yet with just a few minutes a day of meditation, you can improve your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. A Mindful Day provides you with the tools you need to enjoy a peaceful moment each day. With 365 inspiring quotes and short, easy mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how to tackle your day with a clear head and positive energy. These simple moments of awareness, healing postures, and meditations will inspire peace and leave you open to all the joys each day can offer.

Zen Shorts

Author: Jon J Muth

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545825741

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9876

Jon J Muth, author of the best-selling book, THE THREE QUESTIONS, has crafted another profound and winning picture book. "Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addy he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth -- and Stillwater the bear -- present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.

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