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  • The Zen of Creativityby John Daido Loori

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    For many of us, the return of Zen conjures up images of rock gardens and gently flowing waterfalls. We think of mindfulness and meditation, immersion in a state of being where meaning is found through simplicity. Zen lore has been absorbed by Western practitioners and pop culture alike, yet there is a specific area of this ancient tradition that hasn?t... more...

  • Bringing the Sacred to Lifeby John Daido Loori

    Shambhala 2008; US$ 17.99

    Zen rituals?such as chanting, bowing, lighting incense before the Buddha statue?are ways of recognizing the sacredness in all of life. A ritual is simply a deliberate and focused moment that symbolizes the care with which we should be approaching all of life, and practicing the Zen liturgy is a way of cultivating this quality of attention in order... more...

  • The Eight Gates of Zenby John Daido Loori

    Shambhala 2002; US$ 18.99

    This accessible introduction to the philosophy and practice of Zen Buddhism includes a program of study that encompasses practically every aspect of life. The American Zen teacher John Daido Loori shows us that Zen practice should include not only meditation, the study of Zen literature and liturgy, and moral and ethical action, but should also manifest... more...

  • Invoking Realityby John Daido Loori

    Shambhala 2007; US$ 13.99

    There is a common misconception that to practice Zen is to practice meditation and nothing else. In truth, traditionally, the practice of meditation goes hand-in-hand with moral conduct. In Invoking Reality , John Daido Loori, one of the leading Zen teachers in America today, presents and explains the ethical precepts of Zen as essential aspects of... more...

  • Riding the Ox Homeby John Daido Loori

    Shambhala 2002; US$ 18.99

    "Maps and guideposts are helpful when we undertake a journey. The ten Ox-Herding Pictures, the accompanying ancient poems, and a modern commentary by John Daido Loori, sketch the spiritual path encountered in Zen training, a path of exhaustive study of the self and the realization of the ultimate nature of reality. The Ox-Herding Pictures can be our... more...

  • Mountain Record of Zen Talksby John Daido Loori

    Shambhala 2008; US$ 21.99

    In this treasury of Zen wisdom based on his talks, the abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York, explores the eight areas of study that are the focus for training in his community: meditation, study with the teacher, liturgy, art practice, body practice, the study of scriptures, work practice, and the moral and ethical teachings. John... more...

  • Teachings of the Earthby John Daido Loori

    Shambhala 2007; US$ 11.99

    According to Zen teaching, everything in the universe exists interdependently, so valuing the welfare of one being over another, or of humans over the planet, makes no sense at all. This teaching, which can empower us to care passionately about the earth and its future, is not only a Zen principle, it?s something that comes up for anyone who carefully... more...

  • The Art of Just Sittingby John Daido Loori; Taigen Dan Leighton

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 16.95

    Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself to Bodhidharma and Dogen and many of modern Zen Buddhism's most influential masters, all pointing directly to the heart of this powerful... more...

  • Sitting with Koansby John Daido Loori; Thomas Yuho Kirchner

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    The Zen tradition has just two main meditative practices: shikantaza, or "just sitting"; and introspection guided by the powerful Zen teaching stories called koans. Following in the tradition of The Art of Just Sitting (endorsed as a "A book we have needed for a long, long time"), this new anthology from John Daido Loori illuminates the subtle practice... more...

  • The True Dharma Eyeby John Daido Loori; John Daido Loori; Kazuaki Tanahashi

    Shambhala 2009; US$ 33.99

    A collection of three hundred koans compiled by Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Soto Zen in Japan, this book presents readers with a uniquely contemporary perspective on his profound teachings and their relevance for modern Western practitioners of Zen. Following the traditional format for koan collections, John Daido Loori Roshi, an... more...