Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Author: Shunmyo Masuno

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241371864

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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'Does for mental clutter what Marie Kondo has done for household clutter' Publisher's Weekly A beautifully illustrated guide to slowing down, finding true happiness and feeling calm, by Zen Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno. _________ Zen is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life . . . In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons - one a day for 100 days - renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show you how to apply the essence of Zen to modern life. You will learn how to exhale deeply to eliminate negative emotions, to arrange your house simply to clear your thinking, to line up your shoes at night to bring order to your mind, to plant a single flower and watch it grow, to worry less about what you cannot control, and so much more . . . You will even make time to think about nothing at all. Simplify your life with the art of Zen, and learn how to feel more relaxed, fulfilled, and with a renewed sense of peace. __________ 'This little treasure needs to be at every bedside' llan Lokos, author of Through the Flames, Patience, and Pocket Peace 'Zen: The Art of Simple Living makes the wisdom of the Buddha radically accessible' Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, author of Emotional Rescue and Rebel Buddha

Being Black

Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace

Author: Angel Kyodo Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196306

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 8674


An ordained Zen priest teaches how a "warrior spirit" of truth and responsibility toward oneself and others can be developed into the foundation for real happiness for black Americans. Line illustrations.

Idiot's Guides: Zen Living

Author: Domyo Sater Burk

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615644326

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 847


In today's harried, ultra-connected, technology-laden society, it's easy to become overwhelmed. The term "zen" is used freely by those seeking to calm and simplify their lives. But to truly reap the benefits of Zen, one must understand what it is and how to change his or her thinking and actions to achieve it. Zen monk and sensei Domyo Burk shows readers how to get started on the path to enlightenment and peace, regardless of cultural or religious affiliations. In this book, readers get: - An introduction to what Zen is-and what it isn't. - A foundation for how to get started in Zen practice. - Explanations of the essential teachings of Zen and how they can free readers from the dissatisfaction that is inherent in modern life and improve mental and physical health. - Step-by-step instructions for engaging in Zazen meditation. - Guidance on increasing mindfulness, seeking clarity and enlightenment, and living by the Zen moral code. - Tips for maintaining daily Zen practice, using it to deal with difficult and painful situations, and mastering the art of living.

Living Zen

A Practical Guide to a Balanced Existence

Author: Seth Robert Segall

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781646115839


Page: N.A

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Find balance with a hands-on guide to Zen Zen can be achieved by anyone--and Living Zen will show you the way. This simple and straightforward guide helps you bring the practice of Zen into your life with scenarios inspired by the real lives of people who are using Zen strategies to overcome real challenges. Whether you're a new or current practitioner, Living Zen provides you with a quick primer on the ideas behind Zen and its spiritual background before showing you how to bring it into your life. Discover a variety of exercises you can use to achieve peace and balance, complete with anecdotal examples of how Zen works in the real world. Whether it's at home, at work, or on the go, find out how you can apply Zen principles to persevere in difficult times. Living Zen features: Everyday Zen--Learn how Zen can help you with everything from managing anger and jealousy to preparing to study for an exam. Activities for positivity--Get actionable advice for being more present, positive, and balanced in your day-to-day life. Easy to use--Situational guides walk you through the process of staying Zen during the most trying times. Get the guidance you need to make Zen a part of your life.
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Zen and the Art of Wholeness

Developing a Personal Spiritual Psychology that Will Transform Your Life

Author: Charles McCauley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595339204

Category: Self-Help

Page: 388

View: 9944


As a spiritual seeker, you are on a quest for truth. This journey to find your truth has many names: becoming whole, self-actualized, enlightened, individuated, or authentic. All roads lead to the same destination: your essence, being, true nature, or original face. Here you will find your source of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. In our Western culture, our need for wholeness expresses itself through its greatest obstacle - the tension between survival and meaning. Resolving this tension is a large part of finding happiness and fulfillment in life. We need to achieve a harmonious balance between the objective goal-oriented world and the subjective intuitive world - a union between the mind and the heart. Much like the Zen tradition of pointing the way, author Charles McCauley points the way for you to navigate your unique quest for wholeness. He guides you on a spiritual and psychological journey that is, above all, a personal experience. By using a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western spiritual and psychological wisdom that addresses contemporary issues, Zen and the Art of Wholeness leads you towards discovering and fully experiencing the whole life you were born to have.

The Art of Caring

Zen Stories

Author: Dan Glover

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781466280281


Page: 112

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The Art of Caring is a collection of stories loosely based on the great teachings of Zen Buddhism. Each story contains a kernel of truth although at times the reader must be diligent in winnowing it out. Though the author has both practiced and studied Zen Buddhism, the Tao, and the I-Ching for over thirty years in places both near and far these philosophy stories are not meant as a teaching tool. Rather, they seek to lead the reader to insights gleaned by simple living and dying.
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Long-form Improvisation & the Art of Zen

A Manual for Advanced Performers

Author: Jason Chin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595471986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 60

View: 7477


If you're already an improviser, even if you're just starting out, this is the book for you. This book merges basic improvisation techniques with Zen philosophy in order to create a new way of performing scenes and shows. Based on decades of work with the art form, Jason R. Chin strips away pretense and creates a simple, yet elegant method of improvising longer, more rich scenes and characters. A powerful tool for the advanced improviser and a wonderful book for the beginner, Zen and the Art of Long-form Improvisation is a welcome addition to your improv library.