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Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

By: Cleary, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1995

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2297715

ISBN: 1570620970

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Two very minor spots on top page ridge. 1995 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 162 pp. 4 3/4 x 3. Drawn from the records of Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection may surprise some readers. In contrast to the popular image of Zen as an authoritarian, monastic tradition deeply rooted in Asian culture, these passages portray Zen as remarkably flexible, adaptive to contemporary and individual needs, and transcending cultural boundaries. The readings contained in Zen Essence emphasize that the practice of Zen requires c... View more info

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A History of Zen Buddhism

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1971

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289060

ISBN: 0807059773

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Spine creased and lightly toned, ink stamp on half-title page. 1971 Trade Paperback. viii, 335 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; The Mystical Element in Early Buddhism and Hinayana; Mysticism Within Mahayana; The Mahayana Sutras and Zen; The Anticipation of Zen in Chinese Buddhism; Zen Patriarchs of the Early Period; The High Period of Chinese Zen; Peculiarities of the Five Houses; Spread and Methodological Development During the Sung Period; The Transplanting of Zen to Japan; The Zen Master Dogen; The Cultural Influence of Zen in the Muromachi Period; The First Encounter Between Zen and... View more info

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Zen Enlightenment: Origins and Meaning

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich; Maraldo, John C. (Translator)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Weatherhill: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269644

ISBN: 0834801418

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 1983 Trade Paperback. xii, 175 pp. Traces the development of Zen enlightenment from India through China to Japan. View more info

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Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism

By: Faure, Bernard; Brooks, Phyllis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2150055

ISBN: 0691029415

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Highlighting & pencil marginalia. 2000 Trade Paperback. xvi, 329 pp. Bernard Faure's previous works are well known as guides to some of the more elusive aspects of the Chinese tradition of Chan Buddhism and its outgrowth, Japanese Zen. Continuing his efforts to look at Chan/Zen with a full array of postmodernist critical techniques, Faure now probes the imaginaire, or mental universe, of the Buddhist Soto Zen master Keizan Jokin (1268-1325). Although Faure's new book may be read at one level as an intellectual biography, Keizan is portrayed here less as an original thinker than a... View more info

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Zen Keys

By: Hanh, Thich Nhat; Kapleau, Philip - introduction

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289290

ISBN: 0385080662

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine creased, ink stamp on half-title page. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 198 pp. Thich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism. Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy. Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness and Impermanence, and to contemporary issues such as the conflicts between modern technology and spirituality. The final section ... View more info

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Zen Buddhism

By: Humphreys, Christmas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Compay: 1970

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2289069

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Minor general wear. 1970 Trade Paperback. 175 pp. A lively introduction to its origins, influences, techniques, and modern affinities. What is Zen? If you asked a true Zen master he might tweak your nose, scowl fiercely, or roar with laughter, whichever he thought would stir your spirit awake—for that is the object of Zen. Humphreys, however, who has practiced both Zen & the law with equal success for more than thirty years, is kinder. He does give the reader an idea—a very good idea—of what it is all about. He describes, with some of the endlessly amusing stories that ce... View more info

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A Little Book of Zen

By: Kim, Katherine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Andrews McMeel: 1998

Seller ID: 2278085

ISBN: 0836268148

Condition: Near Fine


Light edge wear. 1998 Small Hard Cover. 2 1/4 x 1 7/8. This tiny book of wisdom quotes from several Eastern masters is an all-purpose companion for anyone. View more info

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Zen and the Lady: Memoirs, Personal and Transpersonal, In a World in Transition

By: Owens, Claire Myers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Baraka: 1979

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2278487

ISBN: 0882389963

Condition: Good


SIGNED by author. First edition. Lightly rubbed, minor foxing to page ridge. 1979 Trade Paperback. The religious writings of a woman who discovered Zen Buddhism late in life. View more info

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Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings of D.T. Suzuki

By: Suzuki, D.T.; Barrett, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday Anchor Books: 1956

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289285

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased and faintly toned, top corner of rear wrapper lightly creased. 1956 Mass Market Paperback. xx, 294 pp. Buddhism crossed from India to China in the 6th century A.D. and confronted the earthy and practical Chinese spirit with the imaginative and speculative spirit of India. The encounter is one of the most extraordinary events in history and makes one of the truly phenomenal chapters in the record of religion and culture. Translated into the Chinese idiom, Buddhism became one of China's most potent spiritual and cultural forces. One expression of Chinese Buddhism kn... View more info

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The Teacup & The Skullcup: Where Zen and Tantra Meet

By: Trungpa, Chogyam; Lief, Judith L.; Schneider, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Shambhala Publications: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294419

ISBN: 1611802911

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 2015 Trade Paperback. xxviii, [2], 140 pp. An exposition of the similarities and differences between Vajrayana Buddhism and Zen, by one of the twentieth century's greatest meditation teachers. The Teacup and the Skullcup is made up of edited transcripts from two seminars that Chögyam Trungpa gave near the beginning of his North American teaching career in 1974--one in Barnet, Vermont, and one in Boston--called Zen and Tantra. Although Trungpa Rinpoche belonged to the tantra tradition, he acknowledged the strength and discipline gained from Zen influence. ... View more info