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KAKURENBO OR THE WHEREABOUTS OF ZEN PRIEST RYOKAN
Written for a general audience, this is an exploration of the life of the Zen priest-poet Ryokan interwoven with memoir of the author as she observes Ryokan’s life during her own training as a Zen priest in Japan and encounters Ryokan in contemporary life as a model for learning and renewal. Ryokan loved the game Hide-and-Go-Seek, Kakurenbo in Japanese, and this provides a metaphor as the author seeks to uncover the mysterious pathway of the hermit priest. The book includes a generous amount of Ryokan’s poetry by the award- winning translator Nobuyuki Yuasa.
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Temple Ground Press, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0985565114
A New/Old Novel: A Parish Near Ebbets Field
By Mary Frances Carney, the birth name of Eido, this humorous novel gives a look at Irish Catholic Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 50s, and was written in 1989 before going to Japan to teach and to train as a Zen Buddhist priest.
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Yumi Crane, a young, Eurasian sleuth follows the intrigue of a stolen art object in search of its owner before she herself meets with disaster.
ZEN JOURNAL GUIDES
ENTERING THE STREAM
is a new journal writing tool for students of Zen Buddhism to accompany meditation practice with help to explore primary questions for spiritual growth either independently or with a teacher.
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This is a handy notebook size about the same as a composition book, almost 100 pages, with space to reflect on assigned questions. The book opens with some consideration of the problems of discipline and lifestyle and then moves on to three sections called MEDITATE, LISTEN, WRITE. The chapters are short and lead the journal writer into the material of reflection. If you work with a teacher, this is a good tool for staying on track. If you are new to Zen or you are without a teacher, this is also an excellent tool to lead you through a consideration of questions about Zen practice and Buddhism. You don't have to be a great writer to do some soul searching in the privacy of your workbook. ENTERING THE STREAM is the first in a series with succeeding ZEN JOURNAL GUIDES coming out in future months.
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SEEDS OF VIRTUE, SEEDS OF CHANGE
A collection of Zen teachings by 26 masters from
the American spectrum of Soto Zen. These essays offers wisdom and encouragement for a balanced spiritual life.
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RECEIVING THE MARROW
Dogen's great spiritual teachings are the foundation of Soto Zen. For the first time, contemporary American women Zen masters in the Soto tradition, join together to reach within Dogen's mind to make his masterpieces accessible and practical for those seeking deeper realization and understanding.
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Temple Ground Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0985565107