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A Beginner's Guide to Meditation (Book)
New! A Beginner's Guide to Meditation (Book)
Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers
by Ron Meade Sperry and the Editors of Shambhala Sun

This practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation introduces you to the practice of meditation, explains how it is approached in the main schools of Buddhism, and offers advice and inspiration from Buddhism's most renowned and effective meditation teachers, including Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, Ajahn Chah, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Sylvia Boorstein, Noah Levine, Judy Lief, and many others.

Topics include how to build excitement and energy to start a meditation routine and keep it going, setting up a meditation space, working with and through boredom, what to look for when seeking others to meditate with, how to know when it's time to try doing a formal meditation retreat, how to bring the practice "off the cushion" with walking meditation and other practices, and much more.

Paperback, 271 pages.

#BK539
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Buddha's Daughters (Book)
New! Buddha's Daughters (Book)
Teachings from Women Who Are Shaping Buddhism in the West
by Andrea Miller and the Editors of the Shambhala Sun

Buddhism began to take root in the West at just the same time as the women's movement gave rise to the expression of women's voices here — after millennia of being relegated to the background. If that was a coincidence, it was an auspicious one because the women who emerged as Buddhist teachers have been among the most articulate of Dharma communicators and they remain an indelible feature of Buddhism in the West. This anthology showcases the remarkable range of their teachings which touch on topics that are central to our everyday life — relationships, uncertainty, love, parenting, food, social responsibility — and which illuminate Buddhist concepts and practices such as meditation, tonglen, lovingkindness, gratitude and deep relaxation.

This book contains teachings from Pema Chödrön, Ayya Khema, Sharon Salzberg, Toni Packer, Maurine Stuart, Karen Maezen Miller, Khandro Rinpoche, Jan Chozen Bays, Sister Chan Khong, Silvia Boorstein, Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Darlene Cohen, Joanna Macy, Bonnie Myotai Treace, Tsultrim Allione, Tenzin Palmo, Tara Brach, Joan Sutherland, Carolyn Rose Gimian, Joan Halifax, and Charlotte Joko Beck.

Paperback, 289 pages.

#BK538
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Body and Mind Are One (CD)
Body and Mind Are One (CD)
A Training in Mindfulness
by Thich Nhat Hanh

This 6-CD audio training course is at once a practical teaching series covering the fundamental Buddhist principles for a joyful life and a living transmission of insight from beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who has practiced, shared and lived this profound wisdom for over seven decades. Here, he teaches you the Buddha's exercises for using the breath to cease internal conflict, release tension and anxiety, and become aware of the conditions that result in happiness and freedom. When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment. This is the essence of mindfulness practice — allowing us to touch the wonders of life in the here and now.

6 CDs, 7 1/4 hours.

#0021CD
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The Hidden Lamp (Book)
The Hidden Lamp (Book)
Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women
by Florence Caplow and Susan Moon

The Hidden Lamp is a groundbreaking collection of one hundred stories that uncover centuries of wise, insightful Buddhist women — a procession of female ancestors spanning all the Buddhist traditions that has remained hidden for too long. The few stories about women from the great Chinese koan collections are here, as well as stories and koans from India, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, and the West. Each story is paired with a reflection by a contemporary female Buddhist teacher who explores the way the story speaks to her own life and dharma practice.

Paperback, 432 pages.

#BK536
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Elegant Failure
Elegant Failure
A Guide to Zen Koans
by Richard Shrobe

Zen koans are stories of exchanges between Zen masters and their disciples. These stories have long fascinated Western readers because of their wisdom, humor, and enigmatic quality. In Elegant Failure, author Richard Shrobe, who is a recognized Zen Master has selected twenty-two cases from The Blue Cliff Record, Book of Serenity, and Wu-men-kuan that he finds deeply meaningful and helpful for meditation practice.

Drawing on over thirty years of practice and teaching, he provides a wealth of background information and personal anecdotes for each koan that help to illuminate its meaning without detracting from its paradoxical nature.

Paperback, 256 pages.

#BK532
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Living Without Stress or Fear (CD)
Living Without Stress or Fear (CD)
Essential Teachings on the True Source of Happines
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Beloved Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has lived and taught the path of peace in the most challenging circumstances. He now shares his most transformative teachings and practices along with the message of hope: that we can find freedom from the grip of emotions like anxiety, anger and despair.   more...

#045CD
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Being With Dying (CD)
Being With Dying (CD)
Contemplative Practices and Teachings
by Joan Halifax

On his deathbed, Plato was asked to summarize his life's work. He replied: "Practice dying". In the 2,000 years since Plato offered this wise admonition, we have developed many practices associated with living. But what of the practices associated with dying? Being with Dying is a response to this question: an approach to death that is kind, open, and dignified, and that allows us to explore the meaning of death in the experience of our own lives and through the lives of others.   more...

#043CD
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Walking Meditation (Book and CD)
Walking Meditation (Book and CD)
by Nguyen Anh-Huong &Thich Nhat Hanh

This comprehensive instructional program, taught by esteemed Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh and one of his principal students, presents the serene spiritual practice of walking meditation in a unique format that combines a 56 page book with a DVD and audio CD.   more...

#BK528
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Living Everyday Zen (CD)
Living Everyday Zen (CD)
by Charlotte Joko Beck

In her first-ever audio course, this world-renowned Zen teacher shares her hallmark teachings and insights from nearly 50 years of meditation practice. Bare bones simplicity and tart common sense are the trade-mark style of Charlotte Joko Beck—offered here on Living Everyday Zen to help you realize the fruits of your sitting practice in every aspect of your daily life. Beyond the meditation cushion, where do you ultimately find the profound clarity, presence, and simple joys of Zen? "Where it has always been — in everyday life," teaches Charlotte Joko Beck.

3 CDs, 3 hrs.

#087CD
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To Heal the Human World (CD)
To Heal the Human World (CD)
Practicing with Jizo Bodhisattva
by Jan Chozen Bays Roshi

Buddhist meditation practices CD includes Jizo chanting as it is practiced at Great Vow Monastery where Buddhist teacher, Chozen Roshi lives and teaches. On this CD, Roshi teaches the history and qualities of Jizo, and discusses many practices connected to this great bodhisattva, including practicing with children. Chozen Roshi has been instrumental in bringing Jizo practice to American Buddhism. Jizo Bodhisattva is understood to be the special protector of those journeying through the physical and spiritual realms, especially children. She gives a detailed description of the mizuko, or waterbaby ceremony, which can be performed for all unborn babies. CD, 60 minutes.

#036CD   $14.95



One Hundred Days of Solitude (Book)
One Hundred Days of Solitude (Book)
Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat
by Jane Dobisz (Zen Master Bon Yeon)

Jane Dobisz's search for her true self takes her to a remote cabin in the winter woods of New England. Like the great Zen masters of old, she strips away every possible distraction and devotes herself solely to the practice of Zen for 100 days. She has no electricity, no visitors, no phone, no car, and does not leave the woods for the duration of her solitary retreat. Jane's story of authentic Zen practice, as far from a scholarly treatise on Buddhism as can be imagined, is about climbing fearlessly into the moment, and thus into the world as it really is. Combining deep insight and humor, she weaves a down-to-earth tale that explores the myriad aspects of mind, meditation and Zen training.

Paperback, 136 pages.

#BK266
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The Compass Of Zen (Book)
The Compass Of Zen (Book)
by Zen Master Seung Sahn
One of the greatest Zen Masters of our time presents the most essential teachings of the three main Buddhist traditions - Hinayana, Mahayana and Zen, not through mere academic language, but through the enlightened wisdom, the playful storytelling which have always been his hallmark. Included is his "Ten Gates," a collection of ten important kong-ans (koans) which represent a revolution in Zen teaching. Sure to become a classic in its own right, the long-awaited Compass of Zen has already been designated a Shambhala Dragon Edition.
#BK117
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Only Don't Know (Book)
Only Don't Know (Book)
Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn
Here is the inimitable Zen Master Seung Sahn in letters to his students taken from the correspondence that is one of his primary modes of instruction. In his thirty years of teaching Zen in the West, he has responded by mail to literally thousands of students' questions about Zen practice- and also about family, life, work, and relationships. Whether illuminating koans, consoling the bereaved, or advising would-be monks, Zen Master Seung Sahn always offers advice that cuts through preconceived notions and offers truthful insight into each situation.
#057   $19.95



Dropping Ashes On The Buddha (Book)
Dropping Ashes On The Buddha (Book)
The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Compiled and edited by Stephen Mitchell.
Our all-time favorite Zen book by our all-time favorite Zen master! A delightful and often hilarious record of the encounters of Zen Master Seung Sahn with his American students. Consisting of stories, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, letters, and the Zen Master's spontaneous interactions with his students, this book has been an underground classic that has inspired a whole generation of practitioners.
#051   $15.95