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The Zen of Living and Dying

Author : Philip Kapleau
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To live life fully and die serenely—surely we all share these goals, so inextricably entwined. Yet a spiritual dimension is too often lacking in the attitudes, circumstances, and rites of death in modern society. Kapleau explores the subject of death and dying on a deeply personal level, interweaving the writings of Western religions with insights from his own Zen practice, and offers practical advice for the dying and their families.

Living and Dying in Zazen

Author : Arthur Braverman
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Living and Dying in Zazen combines the life stories and teaching of five teachers—Kodo Sawaki, Sodo Yokoyama, Kozan Kato, Motoko Ikebe, and Uchiyama—associated with Antaiji monastery and the story of Bravermen and other Western students coming to grips with Zen, Japanese culture, and themselves. The deification of Zen teachers by their followers has been a problematic issue in American Zen; this book provides a healthy antidote, presenting four men and one woman who have lived and died in Zen within the rich context of their personal lives and their culture, so that we can fully understand what makes a Zen master in Japan.

Living with Dying

Author : Katie Ortlip
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People today are not only living longer, they are also living sicker-- making aging and caring for elderly loved ones more complicated than ever before. Brent provides a comprehensive, straightforward handbook to help family caregivers with sibling and parent-child communication, end-of-life decision making, and guidance for how to help a loved one medically, financially, and emotionally.

Straight to the Heart of Zen

Author : Philip Kapleau
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"Here, Roshi Kapleau focuses on koans that illuminate fundamental issues of the spiritual life. While koans may be said to be uniquely Zen, in Kapleau's explorations they start to become as familiar, everyday, and relevant as the questions we ponder in one form or another all our lives: Why was I born? Why must I die? How can I find an end to suffering?"--BOOK JACKET.

Zen Spirit Christian Spirit

Author : Robert Kennedy
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'Kennedy shows other Christians a way of integrating Zen Buddhism and Christian belief. He does this convincingly and gracefully... by weaving together Zen poetry and koans, Western poetry and literature, scriptural texts and personal experience.' National Catholic Reporter >

The Five Invitations

Author : Frank Ostaseski
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Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most. Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation. The Five Invitations: -Don’t Wait -Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing -Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience -Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things -Cultivate Don’t Know Mind These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.

Zen Sourcebook

Author : Stephen Addiss
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This is the first collection to offer selections from the foundational texts of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Zen traditions in a single volume. Through representative selections from their poetry, letters, sermons, and visual arts, the most important Zen Masters provide students with an engaging, cohesive introduction to the first 1.200 years of this rich and often misunderstood tradition. A general Introduction provides historical, biographical, and cultural context; notes on translation and a glossary are also included.

The Middle Way

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The essence of Zen

Author : Mark Levon Byrne
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Zen and the Modern World

Author : Masao Abe
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Written by one of Japan's foremost contemporary thinkers and scholars, Zen and Modern Society is the third in a series of essay collections on Zen Buddhism as seen in the context of Western thought. Throughout his career, Masao Abe has articulated the meaning of Zen thought in a uniquely compelling way - at once, true to the original tradition and appropriately relevant to a variety of comparative standpoints, ranging from Biblical Judeo-Christianity to modern existentialism, phenomenology, and postmodernism. As a leading representative of the Kyoto School, which has sought a critical, comparative linking of Eastern and Western thought, Abe has based his approach on constructive, mutually respectful yet critical intellectual interaction and dialogue with some of the leading figures in the West (including Paul Tillich, Hans Kung, and Eugene Borowitz) as well as dozens of colleagues, students, and disciples. Together with the previous volumes, this work examines and exemplifies some key features of Kyoto School thought. While the essays presented here should be read in light of the socio-political criticism that has since been lodged against the Kyoto School and, more particularly, i

Buddha is Dead

Author : Manu Bazzano
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Drawing on Zen as well as on Nietzsche's thought and its ramifications in and for western culture, this book contains the philosophy of European Zen, which is an unconditional affirmation of living and dying to their fullest. It is aimed at those interested in Eastern philosophy and religions, and who seek life-affirming wisdom.

Hardcore Zen

Author : Brad Warner
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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. The subtitle says it all: there has never been a book like this.

Human Life

Author : Fordham University. Dept. of Psychology
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Papers presented at the 10th Institute of Pastoral Psychology, sponsored by the Fordham University Dept. of Psychology. Includes bibliographies.

The Golden Age of Zen

Author : Jingxiong Wu
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This unique edition of Hawthorne’s writing collects all five novels and a generous selection of his stories in a single hard-cover volume.

Zen and Christian the Journey Between

Author : John Dykstra Eusden
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Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition

Author : Shin'ichi Hisamatsu
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The record of linji stands as one of the great classics of the zen tradition,and modern zen master and reformer hisamatsu shin'ichi offers a lively and penetrating exploration of the religious essence of the text.

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Zen and Western Thought

Author : Masao Abe
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Talking Zen

Author : Alan Watts
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A collection of previously unpublished essays and talks given by Watts in the 1960s, transcribed and edited by his son.

Thomas Merton and Chinese Wisdom

Author : Cyrus Lee
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