Meditation Book Reviews

  1. Zen Mind Beginner's Mind

    by:Shunryu Suzuki

    Zen Mind Beginners Mind fell in to my lap one rainy afternoon. It was the late fall of 2005 and nothing has been the same and nothing has been different since I read and reread it.

    Make no mistake this is not some quick self help book, though it sure can be helpful. It really is nothing more then a little old Zen Master giving a bunch of lectures that don't solve anything but sure do point to a road that you just might find interesting
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  2. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

    by:Paul Reps & Nyogen Senzaki
    Zen Flesh, Zen Bones is one of those books that might best be read for the first time as a child would listen to a parent reading her a fairy tale. Hearing each word as if for the first time and letting the words paint a narrative that is both amazing and without expectation. The child lets the words flow over her and transport her attention deeply into the moment.

    Together Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki have collected dozens of stories that show both the wonderful humor and stark simplicity that are Zen.They have taken four distinct volumes and made them into one
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  3. The Three Pillars of Zen

    by:Philip Kapleau

    In 1953 an American business man goes to Japan to find out what Zen is all about. if you think that premise sounds like it might have been ripped from a dime store detective novel your right.

    Philip Kapleau takes us on a journey into Zen using a descriptive narrative full of color and intrigue. He populates the first part of the book with his own doubts that can seem a bit silly to someone reading this book 50+ years after it was written.
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