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Book Blowing Zen

Download or read book Blowing Zen written by Ray Brooks and published by Sentient Publications. This book was released on 2011 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "As a young, dissolute man, Ray Brooks set off from his native England and embarked on a path of self discovery. Through a series of serendipitous and often humorous events while living in Tokyo, Ray stumbled upon and began to study the ancient art of shakuhachi, and extremely difficult Japanese bamboo flute. With intuition as his guide, he found the heart of Zen through focused shakuhachi practice."--P. [4] of cover.

Book Finding Zen in the Ordinary

Download or read book Finding Zen in the Ordinary written by Christopher Keevil and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2021-02-26 with total page 87 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finding Zen in the Ordinary offers honest and thought-provoking spiritual insights drawn from daily-life experiences. The book includes forty-eight brief stories, prose poems, dialogues between Zen student and teacher, and reflections on moments of spiritual awakening. Written by Zen priest and teacher Christopher Keevil, this book presents readers with the chance to reflect on their own moments of spiritual insight and engenders in the reader an experience of clarity and presence.

Book Finding the Still Point

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Daido Loori
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2020-07-07
  • ISBN : 083484284X
  • Pages : 91 pages

Download or read book Finding the Still Point written by John Daido Loori and published by Shambhala Publications. This book was released on 2020-07-07 with total page 91 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the simplest, easiest-to-understand guides to Zen meditation--with audio exercises to serve as meditation companions. Through Zen meditation it is possible to find stillness of mind even amidst our everyday activities--and this book reveals how. With easy-to-understand instructions, practical lessons, and short-but-sweet tid-bits of useful information, beloved Zen master John Daido Loori shares the way of Zen meditation in terms that even those starting from the very beginning can understand. Guided audio instructions--available for download online--supplement the teachings throughout the book, giving beginners the tools they need to take that first step into Zen practice and meditation.

Book The Zen Mama Guide to Finding Your Rhythm in Pregnancy  Birth  and Beyond

Download or read book The Zen Mama Guide to Finding Your Rhythm in Pregnancy Birth and Beyond written by Teresa Palmer and published by Harper Horizon. This book was released on 2021-04-06 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Being Zen(ish) is what we call it - and it's the ish that we endorse! Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen, two moms from opposite sides of the world, are doing their best to raise happy, empathetic children while working, traveling, and maintaining their sanity. With seven kids between them, the founders of the much-loved Your Zen Mama blog know as well as anyone that motherhood doesn't exist in the highlight reel of life, and that finding even a fleeting semblance of calm among the epic ebbs and flows of parenting is usually all you can hope for. Forget perfection and prepare to get real, vulnerable, and dirty (mostly from guacamole) with Sarah and Teresa as they share knowledge they've collected over the years, from the Your Zen Mama community and expert mentors, as well as being in the trenches of parenthood themselves. In The Zen Mama Guide to Finding Your Rhythm in Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond, you'll find: Important questions to ask and decisions to make before and during pregnancy Essential guidance from a woman's point of view for conception, pregnancy, and childbirth Nutritional and dietary advice to support the complete health of both mother and baby Practical education about the mother's body before, after, and during pregnancy Science-based methods to promote a mother's healthy body and mind Expert advice from medical professionals, chiropractors, and pediatricians Engaging, accessible advice for every step of the newborn's journey Suggestions and tips for creating a birthing plan Comforting language to address fertility challenges, pregnancy loss, and complicated labor Access to the Your Zen Mama resource guide Whether it's dealing with fertility challenges or pregnancy loss, riding out a long and complicated labor, or juggling multiple kids (and work), these mamas have been through it - and have written this book to help you find your own glimpses of Zen along the way.

Book Upside Down Zen

Download or read book Upside Down Zen written by Susan Murphy and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-11-13 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Upside-Down Zen" invites readers to explore the vivid spirit of Zen Buddhism in fresh ways. Recalling, in another vein, the warm, lyrical style of Lin Jensen's "Bad Dog!, " author Susan Murphy offers a multifaceted take on the spiritual, grounded in the everyday. She uses her skills as storyteller, filmmaker, and poet to uncover the connections between Zen and Western cinema, as well as between Zen and traditions as diverse as Australian aboriginal beliefs and Jewish folktales. In the process, she finds spirituality where it has always belonged -- wherever life is happening. Murphy helps readers make sense of Zen koans, the often oversimplified and misunderstood teaching stories of the tradition, and highlights their wisdom for any reader on the spiritual path. A strong new voice in Western Buddhism, Murphy speaks for the many "unrecorded" women of Zen while bringing a lively, literate approach to a sometimes daunting genre.

Book One Hundred Days of Solitude

Download or read book One Hundred Days of Solitude written by Jane Dobisz and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-02-08 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing My Self and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, American teacher of Korean Zen Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon), recalls her first solitary meditation stint in the woods. Luckily, this is not just a recounting of a winter's worth of cabin fever. Instead, Dobisz takes us into her cabin, and into her mind, as she tries--at least temporarily--to live a Walden-like existence. All the bowing and meditating and wood-chopping that is part and parcel of her retreat is hardly first nature, but the good-humored and tenacious Dobisz is able to adapt, and to relate her hundred days with moving insight and humanity. Her Solitude in fact offers us all a chance to commune with her and to look inside and rediscover our own grace.

Book Finding Zen  Here and Now

Download or read book Finding Zen Here and Now written by Thejaswini Unni and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2020-02-18 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is best experienced as a handy, print copy as it contains journalling space for each of the pause and reflect exercises. This helps you create and document your personal journey within the book. Do look up the print copy availability for your location! However, if you are sure you want to purchase this Kindle edition, would recommend that you have a journal handy to write down your thoughts for each exercise as you work through them and start the simple journey of finding zen in the here and now. Too often, in the rush of daily living, we dismiss the omnipresent grace of the universe. What does it take to recognize this, respect it, and use external metaphors to dig deeper within ourselves? By finding zen in the here and now and in everyday things, each one of us can begin the journey to connect to our true selves. This book uses poetry and journaling as a means to allow you to explore your self in a conscious, mindful way. The collection of carefully strung thirty poems and exercises can be used as a guide over a month’s time.

Book Presentation Zen

Download or read book Presentation Zen written by Garr Reynolds and published by Pearson Education. This book was released on 2009-04-15 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.

Book Zenbu Zen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jane Lawson
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9781741968415
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Zenbu Zen written by Jane Lawson and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection of superb Japanese recipes, food writer and Japanophile Jane Lawson captures the restorative power of Japanese food. Finding herself stressed and unhappy, Jane retreats to peaceful Kyoto to seek balance and equilibrium in her life. Jane s personal story offers an insight into the artistry of Japanese cuisine and explores the concept of Zenbu Zen "everything is zen." Includes dual measurements."

Book The Little Book of Contentment

Download or read book The Little Book of Contentment written by Leo Babauta and published by Lumen Deo. This book was released on 2014-07-31 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contentment is a super power. If you can learn the skills of contentment, your life will be better in so many ways: You’ll enjoy your life more. Your relationship will be stronger. You’ll be better at meeting people. You’ll be healthier, and good at forming healthy habits. You’ll like and trust yourself more. You’ll be jealous less. You’ll be less angry and more at peace. You’ll be happier with your body. You’ll be happier no matter what you’re doing or who you’re with. Those are a lot of benefits, from one small bundle of skills. Putting some time in learning the skills of contentment is worth the effect and will pay off for the rest of your life.

Book One Blade of Grass

    Book Details:
  • Author : Henry Shukman
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • ISBN : 1640092633
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book One Blade of Grass written by Henry Shukman and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "If you've ever wondered how a messed up kid like you or me might master the wisdom of Zen, One Blade of Grass is the adventure for you. It's great company—and after reading it, you might recognize that you're further along than you imagined." —David Hinton, editor and translator of The Four Chinese Classics and author of The Wilds of Poetry One Blade of Grass tells the story of how meditation practice helped Henry Shukman to recover from the depression, anxiety, and chronic eczema he had had since childhood and to integrate a sudden spiritual awakening into his life. By turns humorous and moving, this beautifully written memoir demystifies Zen training, casting its profound insights in simple, lucid language, and takes the reader on a journey of their own, into the hidden treasures of life that contemplative practice can reveal to any of us. "This heartfelt and beautifully written memoir provides one of the most insightful, informative, and honest accounts of Zen practice yet to appear in English." —Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism

Book Essential Zen Habits

    Book Details:
  • Author : Leo Babauta
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2023-11-13
  • ISBN : 9781434105257
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Essential Zen Habits written by Leo Babauta and published by . This book was released on 2023-11-13 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2014, simplicity expert Leo Babauta published his masterwork, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change. Then, in 2015, he published a new, abridged version, Essential Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change Briefly, aimed at readers who didn't care about the underlying theory laid out in the first book but just wanted the basic steps needed to quit bad habits, deal with life struggles, and practice mindfulness-a compact series of instructions with no fluff whatsoever. The author explains: "This is a concise guide to changing habits and dealing with struggles. I made it intentionally brief so you don't have to dig for the 'tell me what to do' bits. It's meant to get to the point, quickly, with no stories and not many explanations-the 'just do this' book you've been wanting to help you take action." What does this book cover? Here are the key topics: - How to change a habit, using a six-week process. - How to troubleshoot changes if you're having difficulties. - How to change a bad habit (advanced topic). - How to deal with life struggles. - How to develop mindfulness in everyday life. The author writes: "I dive into some deeper topics than just the mechanics of habit change, but they're the most useful ideas I've ever come across in all my years of writing about habit change and mindfulness and happiness. I hope you find this useful! I've written it for you with love."

Book From Zero to Zen

Download or read book From Zero to Zen written by Liz Lajoie and published by Morgan James Publishing. This book was released on 2018-02-06 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are you frustrated with your finances and ready for a painless solution? Is your coaching or creative business ramping up, but your bookkeeping gets you down? Do you cringe when you have to deal with your finances, and wish it could just be easy? From Zero to Zen shows you how to manage your money so your business is fabulously successful. When you dig into your books and learn exactly what to do and when, you’ll take your business to a whole new level. This book is for motivated coaches and creative professionals who want to help people and make money.

Book Living with Zen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ou Baholyodhin
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release : 2000-10
  • ISBN : 9780804832663
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Living with Zen written by Ou Baholyodhin and published by Tuttle Publishing. This book was released on 2000-10 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Room by room, readers will discover simple and effective ways to translate the elements of Zen into modern living. There are also specially designed meditations to help one become more in tune with the environment, as well as fresh ideas for presenting food to enhance its particular characteristics. 200 full-color photos.

Book Flowing Zen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anthony Korahais
  • Publisher : Flowing Zen
  • Release : 2021-10-12
  • ISBN : 9781737447009
  • Pages : 290 pages

Download or read book Flowing Zen written by Anthony Korahais and published by Flowing Zen. This book was released on 2021-10-12 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can regular people really use the ancient self-healing art of qigong to rapidly improve their health and happiness? While studying at Columbia University, Anthony's life began to fall apart as he wrestled with anxiety, clinical depression, and low back pain. Everything changed for the better after he discovered the amazing art of qigong. This candid book is half memoir and half manifesto. Anthony holds nothing back as he recounts his health struggles and explains, in modern language, how everyone can get remarkable results with qigong. Inside you'll discover: The real secret to healing yourself with qigong. How to practice daily even if you have zero willpower. A practical overview of the history, philosophy, and theory of qigong. How to navigate the world of self-healing, whether you practice qigong, tai chi, meditation, or yoga. Get ready to feel fully alive as you find true healing with qigong!

Book Hardcore Zen

Download or read book Hardcore Zen written by Brad Warner and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-12 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zen, plain and simple, with no BS. This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. This new edition will feature an afterword from the author.

Book Zen Mind  Beginner s Mind

    Book Details:
  • Author : Shunryu Suzuki
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2020-06-02
  • ISBN : 1611808413
  • Pages : 177 pages

Download or read book Zen Mind Beginner s Mind written by Shunryu Suzuki and published by Shambhala Publications. This book was released on 2020-06-02 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century (Spirituality & Practice) A 50th Anniversary edition of the bestselling Zen classic on meditation, maintaining a curious and open mind, and living with simplicity. "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 cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it's all about. It is an instant teaching on the first page--and that's just the beginning. In the fifty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind has become one of the great modern spiritual classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics--from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality--in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page.