Dropping Ashes on the Buddha

The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802195474

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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“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. 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. 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. Consisting of dialogues, stories, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters using the Zen Master’s actual words in spontaneous, living interaction with his students, this book is a fresh presentation of the Zen teaching method of “instant dialogue” between Master and student which, through the use of astonishment and paradox, leads to an understanding of ultimate reality.
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Die große Verführung

Psychologie der Manipulation

Author: Robert Levine

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492967019

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Tagtäglich werden wir Opfer von Manipulationen, unermüdlich versucht irgend jemand, uns zu etwas zu veranlassen, was wir eigentlich gar nicht wollen. Und: je überlegener Sie sich fühlen, desto öfter werden Sie übervorteilt! Robert Levine erklärt ebenso amüsant wie fundiert, wie »die große Verführung« funktioniert, und er zeigt, wie Sie sich gegen ungewollte Beeinflussung verteidigen können.
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Wrestling with Zion

Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Author: Tony Kushner,Alisa Solomon

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802140159

Category: History

Page: 378

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Leading Jewish poets, essayists, journalists, activists, scholars, and writers, reflecting a broad diversity of opinion and perspectives share their reflections in a collection of essays on the ongoing crisis in the Middle East as they address such topics as the link between American Jews and Israel, the need for Palestinian justice and Jewish survival, and the meaning of Zionism. Original.
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Only Don't Know

Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Author: Seung Sahn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834826526

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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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. 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. The beloved Zen master not only answers questions on Zen teaching and practice, but applies an enlightened approach to problems with work, relationships, suffering, and the teacher-student relationship.
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Ten Gates

The Kong-an Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Author: Seung Sahn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590304179

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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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. But here, through the experience of seeing a modern Zen master work with his students, you can see what koan training is really like: It’s a skillful, 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. 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. For more information on the author, Zen Master Seung Sahn, visit his website at www.kwanumzen.com.
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Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake

Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Author: N.A

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590303407

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

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WANTING ENLIGHTENMENT IS A BIG MISTAKE presents teaching stories by one of the foremost teachers of Zen in the West, whose influence spread far beyond the world of Korean Zen. Zen Master Seung Sahn established the Kwan Um School of Zen, with centers in Providence, Cambridge, New Haven, New York, Los Angeles, and Berkeley. (Today there are more than fifty centers of the Kwan Um School throughout the world.) Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about dwelling in the realm "before thought" - and serving others. Zen Master Seung Sahn passed away in 2004, but one of his close American students has assembled a new collection of teachings stories, dialogues, and excerpts from the master's talks. This book will be cherished by students of the Kwan Um School and by the many Zen students of other schools who enjoyed his popular earlier collection of teaching stories, DROPPING ASHES ON THE BUDDHA (Grove, 1976), and his book on Zen philosophy and practice, COMPASS OF ZEN (Shambhala, 1997).
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Zen als Lebenspraxis

Author: Robert Aitken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896314253

Category:

Page: 190

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The Compass of Zen

Author: Seung Sahn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823716

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 2783

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 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. In this book, based largely on his talks, he presents the basic teachings of Buddhism and Zen in a way that is wonderfully accessible for beginners—yet so rich with stories, insights, and personal experiences that long-time meditation students will also find it a source of inspiration and a resource for study.
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Tools der Titanen

Die Taktiken, Routinen und Gewohnheiten der Weltklasse-Performer, Ikonen und Milliardäre

Author: Tim Ferriss

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920334

Category: Self-Help

Page: 736

View: 570

"Ich habe dieses Buch, mein ultimatives Notizbuch voller nützlicher Werkzeuge, für mich selbst kreiert. Es hat mein Leben verändert und ich hoffe, dir wird es genauso helfen." TIM FERRISS "In den letzten zwei Jahren habe ich beinahe 200 Weltklasse-Performer interviewt. Die Bandbreite der Gäste reicht von Stars (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger) und Topathleten bis hin zu legendären Kommandanten von Spezialeinheiten und sogar Schwarzmarkt-Biochemikern. Viele meiner Gäste akzeptierten erstmals in ihrer Karriere ein Zwei-bis-drei-Stunden-Interview. Dieses Buch enthält unverzichtbare Tools, Taktiken und Insiderwissen, die anderswo nicht zu finden sind, außerdem neue Tipps von früheren Gästen und Lebensweisheiten neuer Gäste, die du noch nicht kennst." Was das Buch so außergewöhnlich macht, ist der unablässige Fokus auf leicht umsetzbare Details: - Was tun diese Titanen in den ersten 60 Minuten an jedem Morgen? - Wie sieht ihre Trainingsroutine aus und warum? - Welches Buch haben sie am häufigsten an andere Menschen verschenkt? - Was betrachten sie als die größten Zeitverschwender? - Welche Nahrungsergänzungsmittel nehmen sie täglich? "Alles, was du auf diesen Seiten liest, habe ich in meinem Leben bereits auf die eine oder andere Weise angewandt. Ich habe Dutzende der dargestellten Taktiken bei kritischen Verhandlungen, in riskanter Umgebung oder bei großen Deals eingesetzt. Die Lektionen haben mir zu Millionen von Dollar verholfen und mich vor Jahren verschwendeter Bemühungen und Frustration bewahrt." TIM FERRISS
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ZEN - der große Weg ist ohne Tor

Author: Ama Samy

Publisher: Theseus Verlag

ISBN: 3899018648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Zen-Meister Ama Samy hat spannende eigene Antworten gefunden, vielleicht gerade weil er selbst zwischen allen Stühlen sitzt. Er ist Inder und wuchs in Burma auf. Seine Familie ist hinduistisch und sein Großvater war Schüler eines muslimischen Meisters. Er besuchte eine katholische Schule, wurde Jesuit und katholischer Priester und erhielt seine Autorisierung als erster und bislang einziger Zen-Lehrer in Indien von einem japanischen Roshi, der auch viele Christen aus aller Welt zu seinen Schülern zählte. In diesen neuen Zen-Vorträgen (teishos) legt er seine Art dar, Zen zu lehren und zu praktizieren, und verbindet dies mit erhellenden Zen-Geschichten und Koans. Neue Perspektiven und Nuancen des Zen, vor allem auch im Dialog zwischen Buddhismus und christlicher Tradition, schenken uns wertvolle Inspiration, um dem eigenen spirituellen Weg in Offenheit und innerer Freiheit zu folgen.
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Zen

Erwachen zum ursprünglichen Gesicht

Author: Ama Samy

Publisher: Theseus Verlag

ISBN: 3958832350

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 270

View: 1944

Erwachen zum ursprünglichen Gesicht - nur darum geht es letztlich im Zen. Es beinhaltet die Auseinandersetzung mit dem, was ich wirklich bin: Nur etwas Flüchtiges in der Welt, das bald vergeht? Nur meine Geschichte, meinsozialer Status, meine physische Form, meine Beziehungen, meine Lieben, meine Freundschaften? Oder bin ich mehr als das? Zen fragt nach dem Geheimnis der Existenz, das jenseits unserer Kontrolle und Manipulation liegt. Der indische Zen-Meister Ama Samy, sowohl im Christentum als auch im Zen zutiefst beheimatet, zeigt Wege auf, wie wir uns diesen Lebensfragen stellen können. Und er macht deutlich, dass Christen sehr wohl das im Buddhismus verwurzelte Zen üben können, ohne ihren Glauben aufgeben zu müssen. Dass aus der Begegnung (nicht Vermischung) der beiden Traditionen etwas Neues entstehen kann, eine neue Ethik des Herzens, die ihre Kraft sowohl aus der Stille als auch aus der tiefen Wahrnehmung des anderen Menschen bezieht. Der Herausgeber Stefan Bauberger hat dem Buch eine kurze Einführung in die Geschichte des Zen und eine Anleitung zur konkreten Übung des Zazen beigefügt.
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Ohne Worte - ohne Schweigen

101 Zen-Geschichten und andere Zen-Texte aus vier Jahrtausenden

Author: Paul Reps

Publisher: O.W. Barth

ISBN: 9783426291627

Category:

Page: 206

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Buddhism in America

Author: Richard Hughes Seager

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504373

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Over the past half century in America, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups that shape the tradition—an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists—and their distinct, yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporary developments in American Buddhism, particularly the aging of the baby boom population and its effect on American Buddhism's modern character. New material includes revised information on the full range of communities profiled in the first edition; an added study of a second generation of young, Euro-American leaders and teachers; an accessible look at the increasing importance of meditation and neurobiological research; and a provocative consideration of the mindfulness movement in American culture. The volume maintains its detailed account of South and East Asian influences on American Buddhist practices, as well as instances of interreligious dialogue, socially activist Buddhism, and complex gender roles within the community. Introductory chapters describe Buddhism's arrival in America with the nineteenth-century transcendentalists and rapid spread with the Beat poets of the 1950s. The volume now concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the twenty-first century.
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Eintausend Namen für Freude

Leben in Harmonie mit dem Tao

Author: Byron Katie,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364110632X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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Zusammen mit dem Taoismus-Experten Stephen Mitchell erläutert Byron Katie das Tao Te King des chinesischen Weisen Lao Tse. Die oft als schwierig und verrätselt empfundenen Worte werden so erfrischend, lebendig und anekdotenreich behandelt, dass die klassische Weisheit ganz aktuell und anschaulich wird. Die geistige Verwandtschaft mit Prinzipien der genialen Fragetechnik „the Work“ wird hier ganz offenbar: Lao Tses Prinzip des „Wu Wei“ (Nicht-tun, Geschehen-lassen) stimmt in verblüffender Weise mit Byron Katies Aufforderung zu „Lieben was ist“ überein.
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Zen Master Who?

A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen

Author: James Ishmael Ford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861715098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

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Zen Master Who? is the first-ever book to provide a history of Zen's arrival in North America, surveying the shifts and challenges to Zen as it finds its Western home. With the exception of parts of Rick Field's How the Swans Came to the Lake, there has been no previous attempt to write this chronicle. James Ishmael Ford begins by tracing Zen's history in Asia, looking at some of Zen's most seminal figures--the Sixth Ancestor Huineng, Dogen Zenji (the founder of the Soto Zen school), Hakuin Ekaku (the great reformer of the Rinzai koan way), and many others--and then outlines the state of Zen in North America today. Clear-eyed and even-handed, Ford shows us the history and development of the institution of Zen--both its beauty and its warts. Ford also outlines the many subtle differences in teachings, training, ordination, and transmission among schools and lineages. This book will aid those looking for a Zen center or a teacher, but who may not know where to start. Suggesting what might be possible, skillful, and fruitful in our communities, it will also be of use to those who lead the Zen centers of today and tomorrow.
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Peter Matthiessen and Ecological Imagination

Author: Intaek Oh

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433109911

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 133

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Peter Matthiessen and Ecological Imagination offers an ecocritical reading of the Watson Trilogy - Killing Mister Watson (1990), Lost Man's River (1997), and Bone By Bone (1999) - which draws together themes Matthiessen has been exploring both in his fiction and nonfiction. While this study argues that his ecological imagination comes from his unique experience as a novelist, naturalist, environmentalist, social activist, and a student of Zen, it also illustrates that for Matthiessen, economic, political, social, racial, psychological, epistemological, and ecological issues are all inseparably interconnected. Set in the Everglades frontier in the formative era of American industrial capitalism, Matthiessen's novels are his grand attempt to reexamine the root causes of ecological disaster in the region and the costs to the people and the land that accompanied the conquering of the frontier.
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Denkôroku

Author: Keizan,Guido Keller

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3936018081

Category:

Page: 283

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Cobra

Benny Griessel

Author: Deon Meyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783746631943

Category:

Page: 448

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