The Zen Revolution
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|Author||: Martin Faulks,Philippa Faulks|
|Editor||: Watkins Media Limited|
• Based on the Japanese principle of Kaizen, which means ‘improvement’ or ‘small, permanent change for the better’, the Zen Diet ensures you will never be ‘on’ another diet ever again • The Zen Diet combines ancient spiritual wisdom with the most cutting-edge research into fat loss • Includes dietary adjustments, supplementation and advice approved by the Institute of Food Research and clinically proven among other things to actually decrease the number of fat cells in your body – all without any calorie counting
|Author||: Won Il|
|Editor||: H. Grevemberg|
The American spirit of self-reliance goes hand in hand with the mystical tradition of Zen -- yet it hasn't found its own bare wire. The best revolution, and the domain of the Zen adept, is an inner one. The Zen Revolution reads like a novel, each compelling chapter revealing another nuance -- the whole gamut, from origin to fiery culmination. Delving into both the spiritual and worldly aspects with equal candor, The Zen Revolution takes on the basic question of existence, perhaps the most important question we face. There's a new adventure in every chapter, leading to an eventual breakthrough -- something nearly unheard of in the Zen literature of the West
|Editor||: Osho Media International|
In this talk Osho takes his audience into the world of ZEN. "There are a few essential things which make Zen absolutely different from any kind of teaching. The most important of these essentials is that Zen is a revolution. All other religions are servants to the vested interests. The rich people and the powerful people, the politicians, have dominated all the religions. The priests have been nothing but servants to these criminals. It is such a worldwide conspiracy that no one recognizes it. It is so obvious and so simple that we are from the very beginning, from our very childhood, being programmed." From an original series: Rinzai: Master of the Irrational, by Osho.
Buddhism is not Zen. Mindfulness is not Zen. Zazen meditation is not Zen. Zen is a name that began with Bodhidharma and includes the Zen Patriarchs of China and the Masters that followed him, such as Huang Po and Joshu and the others in the Mumonkan, and even Tung Shan. They taught no practices, no means and no attainment. As Joshu said, "We are all Patriarchs now that Bodhidharma has come." The Zen conversation is characterized by several memes, one of which is the Four Statements of Zen. These memes have largely been abandoned by those who claim to be Zen Buddhists today. Other memes include Negation (no teaching, no attainment, no wisdom), Zen Dialogue or Dharma Combat, Conceptual Thought, and of course Sudden Enlightenment. The Sudden Enlightenment meme is one of the most ignored memes in Zen. The majority of those claiming to teach Zen Buddhism are preaching the Buddhist religion. They preach a path to inner peace, they preach mindfulness, and they put their faith in a practice called zazen sitting meditation. They claim this is Zen. What Zen Masters taught any of this? In contrast, even a brief review of the Zen Masters that we all agree are the beginning of the lineage, Huang Po, Joshu, Mumon, these old men teach no sitting meditation, no inner peace, and only a sudden enlightenment that does not rely on any means and cannot be attained through any effort. This book contrasts the writings of the old Zen Masters with those today who claim to be Zen Buddhists, but are not Zen.
|Author||: Jean H. Negron|
The Zen Diet is different: based on Kaizen and other spiritual principles from Japan, its focus is on small but permanent changes that you make to last your entire life. Each change works synergistically to transform your physical health, lifestyle, and mental outlook, profoundly altering your view of your self and your interaction with food.
|Author||: Nicole Mclellan|
|Editor||: Lulu Press, Inc|
It’s time for an education revolution! I Did Something Different and It Worked is based on Nicole McLellan’s alternative approaches to working with teenagers. She is a rule breaker and rule maker in the classroom and in all aspects of being an advocate for youth. This book goes through all of the emotions of a teacher, coach, parent and teenager. It will leave you feeling inspired to look at your day to day role in your career and see how you can switch it up, and do things differently. Because Nicole is driven by student wellness and creativity she did whatever it took to raise their self esteem, and see unprecedented academic results sky rocket. Nicole reaches out to teens weekly through her video series #teentalks.
|Editor||: St. Martin's Griffin|
In Zen: The Path of Paradox, Osho suggests Zen as a possible bridge between East and West, and between the scientific and the spiritual. “Without science, the East has lost much; without meditation, the West has lost much. I am trying to bring together East and West, because together they will create the whole.” Osho encourages the reader to throw off the accumulated “knowing” of a lifetime—to let go of physical, mental, and emotional tensions, to relax into the flow of an extraordinary discourse and become receptive to the present moment and the potential within. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
|Author||: Henry Kang|
Have you ever wondered who's behind that "voice" in your head? You know that non-stop running dialogue that goes on day after day? It's been with you all your life. It tells you what to do, where to be and when to be there? Who or what is behind that "voice?"Is that you? If it is, why are you driving yourself crazy with constant self judgement, doubt and worry? If it isn't, why do you let it tell you what to do all the time?American Zen offers a contemporary take on an old Eastern practice. It's a journey of Zen. It is letting go of the "voice" in your head, and in doing so, awakening to the wonderful possibility of "Nirvana" or "perfect happiness."Can you imagine a life free from anxiety, fear and worry? Can you imagine finding true love, peace and contentment? Can you imaging living happily ever after? If so, "perfect happiness" awaits.
|Author||: Brian Daizen Victoria|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
Written by a Zen priest, this book explodes the myth of Zen Buddhism as a peaceful religion. Can Buddhism, widely regarded as a religion of peace, also contribute to acts of terrorism? Through an insider’s view of right-wing ultranationalism in prewar Japan, this powerful book follows a band of Zen Buddhist–trained adherents who ardently believed so. Brian Victoria, himself a Zen priest, tells the story of a group of terrorists who were responsible for the assassination of three leading political and economic figures in 1932. Victoria provides a detailed introduction to the religious as well as political significance of the group’s terrorist beliefs and acts, focusing especially on the life and times of the band’s leader, Inoue Nisshō. A deeply troubled youth, Inoue became a spy in Manchuria for the Japanese Army in 1909, where he encountered Zen for the first time. When he returned to Japan in 1921, he determined to resolve his deep spiritual discontent through meditation practice, which culminated in an enlightenment experience that resolved his long-term doubts. After engaging in “post-enlightenment training” under the guidance of Rinzai Zen master Yamamoto Gempō, Inoue began a program of training the “patriotic youth” who formed the nucleus of his terrorist band. After the assassinations, Inoue and his band were sentenced to life imprisonment, only to be released just a few years later in 1940. Almost unbelievably, Inoue then became the live-in confidant of Prime Minister Konoe Fumimaro, a position he held through the end of WWII. In the postwar era, Inoue reinvented himself again as the founder and head of yet another band of ultranationalists known as the “National Protection Corps.” His eventful life came to an end in 1967. Victoria concludes with an assessment of the profound impact of the assassinations, which culminated in Japan’s transformation into a totalitarian state and set the stage for Pearl Harbor. The author also examines the connection of Buddhism to terrorism more broadly, considering the implications for today’s Islamic-related terrorism.
|Author||: Rachel Elfenbein|
|Editor||: University of Texas Press|
In 1999, Venezuela became the first country in the world to constitutionally recognize the socioeconomic value of housework and enshrine homemakers’ social security. This landmark provision was part of a larger project to transform the state and expand social inclusion during Hugo Chávez’s presidency. The Bolivarian revolution opened new opportunities for poor and working-class—or popular—women’s organizing. The state recognized their unpaid labor and maternal gender role as central to the revolution. Yet even as state recognition enabled some popular women to receive public assistance, it also made their unpaid labor and organizing vulnerable to state appropriation. Offering the first comprehensive analysis of this phenomenon, Engendering Revolution demonstrates that the Bolivarian revolution cannot be understood without comprehending the gendered nature of its state-society relations. Showcasing field research that comprises archival analysis, observation, and extensive interviews, these thought-provoking findings underscore the ways in which popular women sustained a movement purported to exalt them, even while many could not access social security and remained socially, economically, and politically vulnerable.
|Author||: Robert Vincent Daniels|
Publisher description: The Fourth Revolution examines the momentous social changes that have taken place in the United States in recent decades, placing protests such as the civil rights movement, feminism, and student demonstrations against the Vietnam War in the context of other cultural "revolutions" in American history. By comparing the unique events of the 1960s with the religious revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries (the first revolution), the democratic political revolution of the 18th century (the second revolution), and the economic revolution of the New Deal during the first half of the 20th century (the third revolution), The Fourth Revolution shows how the cyclical nature of social movements has come to define not only American history but also the nation's ideal of progress. Extending to controversies during the past quarter-century over everything from gay rights to the culture wars, this absorbing book also looks ahead to potential targets of the next (fifth) revolution, including militant environmentalism, a repudiation of science and technology, and an ethic of anti-success.
|Author||: H. Grevemberg|
A new work from the author of "The Zen Revolution," a collection of essays written from the streets of LA. "The truth is not recorded indelibly, but must be gleaned from every shuffle of feet, every lost moment underground. The etchings on the glass show the turmoil. We rebel constantly, against everything. We have not yet found the source of the madness because it is so immediate. The Id cannot be usurped; long live the Id... but its careful, plodding, thorough dismantling is the expression of the true master. The essays here are a record of this process."
|Author||: Seung Sahn|
|Editor||: Shambhala Publications|
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.
|Author||: Seung Sahn|
|Editor||: Shambhala Publications|
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.
|Author||: Robert M. Pirsig|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.
|Editor||: StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd|
About the Book: There is a reason why humans call the best of everything 'poetry.' In the famous romance novel, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, the hero calls his lover a 'living poem.' Our best literature (irrespective of its form), movies, arts, places, food, even wine is called 'poetic.' No matter how scientifically advanced or technologically sophisticated we get, humans will always read and write poetry. As Robin Williams says in the movie 'Dead Poets Society,' "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering... these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." It is with immense pride and joy that the entire team at StoryMirror selected, edited, compiled, designed, printed and published this beautiful collection of poems - The Zen Moments. The poets who co-authored this anthology come from different walks of life. Their ages, jobs, qualifications, themes, styles and places might differ. But all of them have brought their emotions, imagination, passion and life experiences to these poems. We hope it touches your heart and soul. Hope you have a great reading experience!