October 20, 2014

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography

by Chuan Zhi

Published Sep 02, 2014

Book Review: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography

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

Seeing Through Zen: A Book Review

by Chuan Zhi

Published Jun 26, 2014

Seeing Through Zen: A Book Review

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

Book Review: Zen Baggage

by Chuan Zhi

Published Jun 27, 2010

Book Review: Zen Baggage

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

Book Review: Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

by Fa Liang, OHY

Published Oct 08, 2007

Book Review: Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

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 - review

by Chuan Zhi

Published Jul 17, 2007

The Mind of God - review

"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

Zen Ties

by Fa Liang

Published Jun 18, 2007

Zen Ties

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

Answer Your Love Letters

by Fa Dao Shakya

Published Jun 12, 2006

Answer Your Love Letters

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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