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Simple Zen

Author : C.Alexander Simpkins
ISBN : 9781462918256
Genre : Religion
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Simple Zen is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Zen's history, themes, and uses in our modern Western world. Beginning with a history of Zen from the time of its origin to the present, the book goes on to outline the themes and practices associated with Zen, such as koans, meditation, enlightenment, and ethics. The final section of the book, entitled "Living Zen," addresses the ways in which Zen can help us to realize a deeper, fuller life though such artistic activities as poetry, brush painting, the martial arts, tea ceremony, and flower arrangement.
Category: Religion

Zen Meditation Plain And Simple

Author : Albert Low
ISBN : 9781462901623
Genre : Self-Help
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Zen is essentially a practice and not a dogma; no amount of theory or discussion will ever take the place of a few minutes of practice. Among the many books about Zen, there are few that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zen—how to just sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises offered by Zen. Zen Meditation Plain and Simple answers this need with concise, easily understood instructions on how to incorporate Zen into your daily life. Albert Low makes no glib claims or promises. He admits that the way of Zen is not an easy one to follow. But, for those willing to stop talking about Zen, stop thinking about Zen, and start working to be and do in the manner of Zen, Zen Meditation Plain and Simple offers just the right tool to get the job done.
Category: Self-Help

Zen The Art Of Simple Living

Author : Shunmyo Masuno
ISBN : 9780241371862
Genre : Philosophy
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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
Category: Philosophy

Zen Buddhism Simple Guides

Author : Diana St. Ruth
ISBN : 9781857336375
Genre : Religion
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THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU• to appreciate the significance of this particular school of Buddhism,famous for its focus on meditation and self-awakening• to understand the history of Zen and the ‘Ways of Zen’• to discover how Zen is a way of life — not a belief system• to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal relationshipsZen (in Chinese, Ch’an) is the form of Buddhism which the great teacher Bodhidharma brought to China from India in the late fifth century. Today it is practised mainly in Japan and Korea,. Based upon the understanding that each of us has the potential for complete awakening, Zen is in fact a coalition of practical ways of stilling the mind in order to attain self-knowledge. Because the realization of the true nature of reality, including one’s own, is not an intellectual pursuit but an experienced truth, Zen teachers transmit the truth (dharma) from mind to mind or heart to heart without the use of words, using different techniques to break through the limitations of the logical mind. This engaging book explains the essence of Zen in simple terms.. It traces its development and looks at its unique methods of teaching, such as meditation, koans — startling paradoxes that stop the intellect — the use of texts, ceremonies, poetry, and the martial arts. It describes life in monasteries and in the everyday world. Because Zen is rooted in Reality, its practitioners often experience a delightful sense of wonder in the commonplace. This democratic and liberating philosophy does not require us to give up our own traditions, but rather helps us to deepen our understanding of them, and continues to inspire growing numbers of followers in the West.ACCESS THE WORLD’S RELIGIONSSimple Guides: Religion is a series of concise, accessible introductions to the world’s major religions. Written by experts in the field, they offer an engaging and sympathetic description of the key concepts, beliefs and practices of different faiths. Ideal for spiritual seekers and travellers alike, Simple Guides aims to open the doors of perception. Together the books provide a reliable compass to the world’s great spiritual traditions, and a point of reference for further exploration and discovery. By offering essential insights into the core values, customs and beliefs of different societies, they also enable visitors to be aware of the cultural sensibilities of their hosts, and to behave in a way that fosters mutual respectand understanding.
Category: Religion

The Zen Road To Happiness Simple Steps To Attaining Peace Of Mind

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ISBN : 9780976585572
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Most of us think problems are inevitable. Not only do we spend a huge portion of our time and energy figuring out how to solve them, but at soon as we solve one, another pops up to take its place. Instead of enjoying the beautiful day, we fret, worry and dwell upon how to maneuver the next roadblock in our path. Filled with stress and worry, we accumulate information and education to insure that our lives are safe, successful and secure. And yet, life happens as it does. Most of the time we are too busy to notice how life is happening, what the moment is bringing, or the wonderful person who just passed by. So much healing, wisdom and happiness, right in front of us, is never seen, touched or tasted. What if it were possible to approach life differently? What if we could find out how to enjoy each experience that arises, and not make a problem of anything? Who would we be then? What would our days be like? Do you know the secret to living a problem free life? THE ZEN ROAD TO HAPPINESS offers a totally new way of walking through our days. Based upon Zen practice and principles, this book shows how we create problems, and teaches how to stop. Zen takes us on along a different path. Some call it the road to awakening. Readers will see what fuels their worries and how to pull the plug on these fuels and see life differently. Filled with information and wonderful exercises, No Problem, No Worry will enable you to turn problems into growth and adventure, and show you how to live your life with the utmost joy.

Zen Heart

Author : Ezra Bayda
ISBN : 0834825813
Genre : Religion
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There’s a secret to spiritual practice, and it’s surprisingly simple: learn to be present with attention. Do that, and the whole world becomes your teacher, you wake up to the sacredness of every aspect of existence, and compassion for others arises without even thinking about it. In Zen Heart, Bayda provides a wealth of practical advice for making difficult experiences a valued part of the path and for making mindfulness a daily habit.
Category: Religion

Zen Meditation In Psychotherapy

Author : C. Alexander Simpkins
ISBN : 9781118159330
Genre : Psychology
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"The world and all that is in it expresses reality. Every therapysession, each moment in your life, is a koan to be solved, anopportunity to learn about your deeper being. How you respond isyour choice. You always have the option to respond with your mostenlightened nature." —from Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy A thoughtful and pragmatic guide for integrating Zenmeditation into traditional psychotherapy Grounded in both neuroscientific and clinical evidence thatsupports the use of Zen meditation to improve clients' mentalhealth, this inspiring "how-to" guide encourages creative use ofits techniques to suit your personal therapeutic style as well asyour clients' needs. Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy provides you with methodsthat can be seamlessly integrated into ongoing treatments for abroad range of psychological problems, as well as with ways toenhance your own life, both professionally and personally. It covers: General protocol for integrating meditation into treatments atevery phase Applying meditation for problems such as depression, anger,addiction, and weight management Meditative ways to reduce anxiety, stress, and burnout Meditative training to enhance therapeutic sensitivities Filled with vivid case examples and writings from traditionaltexts, modern interpretations, meditation research, andillustrative legends, Zen Meditation in Psychotherapyencourages a therapeutic process in which clients move theirattention from outside concerns to inner mindfulness. With a rangeof techniques that embrace the diversity and uniqueness of clients,this book offers methods and tools for seeing feelings and problemsdirectly and objectively, which can lead to a profound shift inperspective.
Category: Psychology

Presentation Zen

Author : Garr Reynolds
ISBN : 9780321601896
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 — — 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.
Category: Business & Economics

Presentation Zen Design

Author : Garr Reynolds
ISBN : 0321669169
Genre : Computers
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In his internationally acclaimed, best-selling book Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, presentation master Garr Reynolds gave readers the framework for planning, putting together, and delivering successful presentations. Now, he takes us further into the design realm and shows how we can apply time-honored design principles to presentation layouts. Throughout Presentation Zen Design, Garr shares his lessons on designing effective presentations that contain text, graphs, color, images, and video. After establishing guidelines for each of the various elements, he explains how to achieve an overall harmony and balance using the tenets of Zen simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.
Category: Computers

Zen And The Art Of Wholeness

Author : Charles McCauley
ISBN : 9780595339204
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
Category: Self-Help