Here is the inimitable zen master Seung Sahn up close and personal—in selections from the correspondence that was one of his primary modes of teaching. Shambhala Publications. The beloved zen master not only answers questions on Zen teaching and practice, relationships, but applies an enlightened approach to problems with work, suffering, and the teacher-student relationship.
Seung sahn received hundreds of letters per month, each of which he answered personally, and some of the best of which are included here. His frank and funny style, familiar to readers of Dropping Ashes on the Buddha, is seen here in a most intimate form.
Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn
Dropping ashes on the buddha is a delightful, irreverent, and often hilariously funny living record of the dialogue between Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn and his American students. You are standing there. What can you do?” this is a problem that Zen Master Seung Sahn is fond of posing to his American students who attend his Zen centers.
Consisting of dialogues, and letters using the zen master’s actual words in spontaneous, through the use of astonishment and paradox, Dharma speeches, living interaction with his students, this book is a fresh presentation of the Zen teaching method of instant dialogue” between Master and student which, stories, formal Zen interviews, leads to an understanding of ultimate reality.
Grove Press. Somebody comes into the zen center with a lighted cigarette, walks up to the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes on its lap.
The Compass of Zen Shambhala Dragon Editions
Used book in Good Condition. Grove Press. In his many years of teaching throughout the world, the Korean-born Zen Master Seung Sahn has become known for his ability to cut to the heart of Buddhist teaching in a way that is strikingly clear, yet free of esoteric and academic language. The compass of zen is a simple, exhaustive—and often hilarious—presentation of the essence of Zen by a modern Zen Master of considerable renown.
. In this book, he presents the basic teachings of buddhism and Zen in a way that is wonderfully accessible for beginners—yet so rich with stories, based largely on his talks, insights, and personal experiences that long-time meditation students will also find it a source of inspiration and a resource for study.
Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake: Teachings of Zen Master Seung San
This collection of teaching stories, talks, and spontaneous dialogues with students offers readers a fresh and immediate encounter with one of the great Zen masters of the twentieth century. Used book in Good Condition. A major figure in the transmission of zen to the West, Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous.
Shambhala. Grove Press. He taught that zen is not about achieving a goal, but about acting spontaneously from âdonât-know mind. It is from this âbefore-thinkingâ nature, he taught, that true compassion and the desire to serve others naturally arises.
Ten Gates: The Kong-an Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn
Each of the ten gates, or koans, is illuminated by actual interchanges between Zen Master Seung Sahn and his students that show what the practice is all about: it is above all a process of coming to trust one’s own wisdom, and of manifesting that wisdom in every koan-like situation life presents us with.
Shambhala. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Zen is famous for koans called kong-ans in korean, and in this book, those bizarre and seemingly unanswerable questions Zen masters pose to their students to check their realization such as “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”.
Fear of koans keeps some people from ever giving Zen practice a try. Grove Press. For more information on the author, Zen Master Seung Sahn, visit his website at www. Kwanumzen. Com. But here, you can see what koan training is really like: It’s a skillful, through the experience of seeing a modern Zen master work with his students, lively practice for attaining wisdom.
This book presents the system of ten koans that Zen Master Seung Sahn came to call the “Ten Gates. These koans represent the basic types one will encounter in any course of study. Used book in Good Condition.
The Whole World Is a Single Flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life Tuttle Library of Enlightenment
The whole world is a single flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life Tuttle Library of Enlightenment Grove Press. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. The whole world is a single flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life Tuttle Library of Enlightenment. Used book in Good Condition. Shambhala.
Zen: The Perfect Companion
Shambhala. The kong-ans, selected from the work of an eminent Zen Master, encompass not only Chinese and Korean Zen, but also the Zen of Lao-tzu and even the Christian tradition. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. The whole world is a single flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life Tuttle Library of Enlightenment.
. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Zen combines hundreds of traditional kong-ans with vivid artwork, in a unique volume exploring the crucial balance between the self and the world. Original chinese calligraphy and ornamental line art adorn every page, and are augmented by a dozen full-color photographs upon which to meditate.
Grove Press. Packaged with a beautiful satin-bound cover and clasp.
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma English and Chinese Edition
Although the tradition that traces its ancestry back to him did not flourish until nearly two hundred years after his death, today millions of Zen Buddhists and students of kung fu claim him as their spiritual father. Instead of telling his disciples to purify their minds, to the movements of tigers and cranes, he pointed them to rock walls, to a hollow reed floating across the Yangtze.
This bilingual edition, the only volume of the great teacher's work currently available in English, presents four teachings in their entirety. Grove Press. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. The whole world is a single flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life Tuttle Library of Enlightenment.
The original chinese text, presented on facing pages, is taken from a Ch'ing dynasty woodblock edition. Used book in Good Condition. A fifth-century indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma is credited with bringing Zen to China. Outline of practice" describes the four all-inclusive habits that lead to enlightenment, the "Bloodstream Sermon" exhorts students to seek the Buddha by seeing their own nature, the "Wake-up Sermon" defends his premise that the most essential method for reaching enlightenment is beholding the mind.
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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness Shambhala Classics
Great product! In this inspiring book, one of america's leading spiritual teachers, shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness can help us discover the radiant, Sharon Salzberg, joyful heart within each of us. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and longing.
Used book in Good Condition. The buddha described the nature of such a spiritual path as "the liberation of the heart, which is love. The author draws on simple buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, guided meditation practices, joy, compassion, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, and equanimity—the four "heavenly abodes" of traditional Buddhism.
Used book in Good Condition. Grove Press. Used book in Good Condition. Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. This practice of lovingkindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change our lives, helping us cultivate true happiness in ourselves and genuine compassion for others.
Shambhala. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. The whole world is a single flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life Tuttle Library of Enlightenment.
Don't-Know Mind: The Spirit of Korean Zen
Don't-know mind" is our enlightened mind before ideas, opinions, or concepts arise to create suffering. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. The whole world is a single flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life Tuttle Library of Enlightenment. Used book in Good Condition. Shambhala. Used book in Good Condition.
Don't-know mind is a clear, and heartfelt presentation of Zen teaching applicable to anyone, direct, both for formal practice and for all the rest of life. Here, an american zen master in the korean lineage brings the teaching to life by using stories about the Chinese and Korean Zen masters as jumping-off points for his own teaching.
Great product! Used book in Good Condition. Grove Press. Used book in Good Condition. Practicing with don't-know mind has long been a central concern of Korean Zen.
The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Foreword by brene brown and postscript from brain pickings creator maria popovarock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd and slept on their couches while touring.
And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife.
Used book in Good Condition. Great product! Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. Grand Central Pub. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships.
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