Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts

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Rodmell Press #ad - Being upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Who was shakyamuni buddha and what was his central teaching? what does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should we confess and acknowledge our ancient twisted karma? What is the significance of taking refuge in Buddha, not lying, not misusing sexuality, dharma, and sangha? The author explores the ten basic precepts, not stealing, including not killing, and not using intoxicants.

Used book in Good Condition. Reb anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. With wisdom and compassion, he teaches us how to confront the emotional and ethical turmoil of our lives. A gifted storyteller, anderson takes us to the heart of situations, where moral judgments are not easy and we do not have all the answers.

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Waking Up to What You Do: A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion

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Shambhala #ad - As we train in mindfulness of our actions, every situation of our lives becomes our teacher, offering priceless insight into what it really means to be happy. The question is: are we there to meet it or not? diane rizzetto presents a simple but supremely effective practice for meeting every moment of our lives with mindfulness, using the Zen precepts as tools to develop a keen awareness of the motivations behind every aspect of our behavior—to "wake up to what we do"—from moment to moment.

It's a simple practice with transformative potential, enabling us to break through our habitual reactions and to see clearly how our own happiness and well-being are intimately, inevitably connected to the happiness and well-being of everyone around us. Life is rising up to meet us at every moment. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics

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North Point Press #ad - In the mind of clover he addresses the world beyond the zazen cushions, illuminating issues of appropriate personal and social action through an exploration of the philosophical complexities of Zen ethics. Aitken's approach is clear and sure as he shows how our minds can be as nurturing as clover, which enriches the soil and benefits the environment as it grows.

The opening chapters discuss the ten grave Precepts of Zen, Aitken points out, which, are "not commandments etched in stone but expressions of inspiration written in something more fluid than water. Aitken approaches these precepts, from several perspectives, the core of Zen ethics, offering many layers of interpretation.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Like ripples in a pond, abortion, pollution of the environment, the circles of his interpretation increasingly widen, and he expands his focus to confront corporate theft and oppression, the role of women in Zen and society, nuclear war, and other concerns.

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Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts

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Wisdom Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Exploring eight of zen's most essential and universal liturgical texts, Living by Vow is a handbook to walking the Zen path, and Shohaku Okumura guides us like an old friend, speaking clearly and directly of the personal meaning and implications of these chants, generously using his experiences to illustrate their practical significance.

This immensely useful book explores zen's rich tradition of chanted liturgy and the powerful ways that such chants support meditation, expressing and helping us truly uphold our heartfelt vows to live a life of freedom and compassion. A scholar of buddhist literature, he masterfully uncovers the subtle, intricate web of culture and history that permeate these great texts.

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The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism Tuttle Library of Enlightenment

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The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

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Shambhala #ad - Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"--qualities that lead to kindness, wisdom, and an awakened life.

In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. Used book in Good Condition. Ranging from our everyday concerns about relationships, ethics, and consumption to our artistic inspirations and broadest human yearnings, Fischer depicts imaginative spiritual practice as a necessary resource for our troubled times.

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

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Shambhala #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Zen mind Beginner s Mind. Used book in Good Condition. In the forty years since its original publication, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern spiritual classics, much beloved, much reread, Zen Mind, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen.

Used book in Good Condition. 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.

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The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

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Harmony #ad - With poetry and clarity, thich nhat hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy – all qualities of enlightenment. In the heart of the buddha’s teaching, now revised with added material and new insights, Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The heart of the buddha s Teaching Transforming Suffering into Peace Joy and Liberation. Covering such significant teachings as the four noble truths, and the seven Factors of Awakening, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, the Noble Eightfold Path, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike.

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How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment

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Shambhala #ad - Zen mind Beginner s Mind. Taken together, his translation and commentary truly constitute a "cookbook for life, " one that shows us how to live with an unbiased mind in the midst of our workaday world. In drawing parallels between preparing meals for the Zen monastery and spiritual training, he reveals far more than simply the rules and manners of the Zen kitchen; he teaches us how to "cook, " or refine our lives.

Used book in Good Condition. The heart of the buddha s Teaching Transforming Suffering into Peace Joy and Liberation. In this volume kosho uchiyama Roshi undertakes the task of elucidating Dogen's text for the benefit of modern-day readers of Zen. In the thirteenth century, zen master dogen—perhaps the most significant of all Japanese philosophers, and the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen sect—wrote a practical manual of Instructions for the Zen Cook.

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The Diamond Sutra

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Counterpoint #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It's no mind. Zen mind Beginner s Mind. Used book in Good Condition. The heart of the buddha s Teaching Transforming Suffering into Peace Joy and Liberation. This book is the offering of no mind, born of compassion for all suffering beings. Zen buddhism is often said to be a practice of mind-to-mind transmission without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write.

This is the buddhist teaching on the perfection of wisdom and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice. But it's a body with nothing inside and nothing outside. It's also your body, my body, all possible bodies. Used book in Good Condition. But buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and The Diamond Sutra, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over the world, said to contain answers to all questions of delusion and dualism.

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Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice

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Wisdom Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Zen mind Beginner s Mind. Showing how zen Buddhism can be a deep and life-sustaining activity. She goes on to say, how to develop a true self not separate from all things, what a self is, "Uchiyama looks at what a person is, one that can settle in peace in the midst of life. By turns humorous, and personal, philosophical, Opening the Hand of Thought is above all a great book for the Buddhist practitioner.

Used book in Good Condition. For over thirty years, opening the Hand of Thought has offered an introduction to Zen Buddhism and meditation unmatched in clarity and power. This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended endnotes, in addition to a revised glossary.

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This is the revised edition of Kosho Uchiyama's singularly incisive classic. Used book in Good Condition.

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