David Gordon White and Princeton University Press have produced a valuable addition to the literature of Yoga with “The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography”. Rather than adding to the already abundant commentaries available on the subject, White provides us with a contemporary look backward on this quintessential work that... Read more
John R. McRae offers a unique and fresh look at the historical development of Chan Buddhism in China with his book, Seeing Through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism. While both a Buddhist and a scholar, McRae writes with an easy, fluid, and almost childishly enthusiastic style... Read more
Zen Baggage by Red Pine (Bill Porter) ISBN: 1582435405
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel through China to discover the historical background of Chinese Zen? Red Pine is the first Westerner to take us on an unprecedented excursion through China to visit the sites we've all... Read more
MICHAEL! There's a bear outside!" said Karl."A what?" called Michael."A bear. He's really big. And he's in the backyard.""What's he doing?" Michael asked."He's sitting."
If you ever wished you had a gentle yet fun way to introduce your family to Zen, look no further than a beautiful children's book: Jon J.... Read more
"The Mind Of God, Human Destiny, Music, and the Search for Meaning Amidst Tragedy" a book review by Chuan Zhi Shakya
Enlightenment manifests uniquely in each of us. Instead of seeing reality as made up of parts - fragments of thoughts, experiences, and sensations - the enlightened mind... Read more
Book Review: Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth Reviewed by Fa Liang The follow-up to "Zen Shorts": "a sequel that doesn’t disappoint"
In his new book "Zen Ties", author and illustrator Jon J. Muth invites us to join Michael, Addy and Karl as they meet Stillwater... Read more
Book Review by Fa Dao Shakya: Answer Your Love Letters: Footnotes To A Zen Practice by Adam Genkaku Fisher
A wondrous little book has joined the unofficial canon of “American Zen.” And like most things wondrous and miraculous, it is a pebble that deserves to splash the pond like a... Read more
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Fundamentally, the cause of suffering is because of our attached to, our desire for, people, places, things, thoughts, and opinions. The Buddha's solution to the problem of suffering was... Read more