Our list of some of the best Zen books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t (Zen as F*ck Journals) (2018)
- Zen To Go ()
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.: An Inquiry into Values. ()
- Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice (2011)
- The Way of Zen (1999)
- [(Zen in the Martial Arts)] [Author: Joe Hyams] published on (January, 1997) ()
- The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment (1989)
- Zen of Graphics Programming: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Fast PC Graphics (1994)
- Essays in Zen Buddhism – First Series (1975)
- Zen and American Transcendentalism – an Investigation of One’s Self. (1970)
- Zen and the Art of Happiness (2006)
- Zen: Beginner’s Guide: Happy, Peaceful and Focused Lifestyle for Everyone (Positive Psychology Coaching Series) (Volume 7) by Ian Tuhovsky (2014-11-20) ()
- Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen (79-Card Deck and 192-Page Book) (1995)
- Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) (2011)
- Zen Seeds: 60 Essential Buddhist Teachings on Effort, Gratitude, and Happiness (2019)
Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t (Zen as F*ck Journals) (2018)
The road to serenity is ahead, and it’s paved with a f*ck-ton of profanity. When quiet meditation and peaceful mantras aren’t enough to cut through the bullsh*t and brighten your day―hold close the pages of Zen as F*ck. On each and every page, you can give the good around you a warm f*cking hug and kick the bad on its ass. Journal your way through positive affirmations and cathartic-as-f*ck activities on your liberating journey toward something pretty close to happiness.
Zen To Go ()
Dec.1990 Plume/Penguin oblong trade paperback, 8th printing. Jon Winokur (Mondo Canine ). Bite-sized bits of wisdom from the East and the West, from the Buddha to Yogi Berra. – Amazon
Mass Market Paperback Publisher: Random House Inc.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it’s all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And that’s just the beginning.…
The Way of Zen (1999)
In his definitive introduction to Zen Buddhism, Alan Watts explains the principles and practices of this ancient religion to Western readers. With a rare combination of freshness and lucidity, he delves into the origins and history of Zen to explain what it means for the world today with incredible clarity. Watts saw Zen as “one of the most precious gifts of Asia to the world,” and in The Way of Zen he gives this gift to readers everywhere.
Paperback Publisher: Bantam (January 1, 1997) Language: English ASIN: B00Y2VU8O6 Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 243 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
In this classic work of spiritual guidance, the founder of the Rochester Zen Center presents a comprehensive overview of Zen Buddhism. Exploring the three pillars of Zen—teaching, practice, and enlightenment—Roshi Philip Kapleau, the man who founded one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States, presents a personal account of his own experiences as a student and teacher, and in so doing gives readers invaluable advice on how to develop their own practic…
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Paperback Publisher: Hokuseido Press; First Edition edition (1970) ISBN-10: 0893460230 ISBN-13: 978-0893460235 ASIN: B000KBKNT2 Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,103,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Zen and the Art of Happiness (2006)
Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In Zen and the Art of Happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression.
Zen: Beginner’s Guide: Happy, Peaceful and Focused Lifestyle for Everyone (Positive Psychology Coaching Series) (Volume 7) by Ian Tuhovsky (2014-11-20) ()
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79-card deck and 192-page book. When life seems to be full of doubt and uncertainty we tend to look for a source of inspiration: what will happen in the future? What about my health, the children? What will happen if I make this decision and not that one? This is how the traditional tarot is often used, to satisfy a longing to know about the past and future. This Osho Zen Tarot focuses instead on gaining an understanding of the here and now.
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) (2011)
Best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds is back in this newly revised edition of his classic, best-selling book, Presentation Zen, in which he showed readers there is a better way to reach the audience through simplicity and storytelling, and gave them the tools to confidently design and deliver successful presentations.
In this sparkling collection of teachings, Japanese Zen master Shundo Aoyama Roshi offers an entry to the authentic practice of Zen Buddhism. Or, rather, she offers a myriad of entries—for Zen Seeds, as its title suggests, is comprised of brief chapters meant to plant seeds of wisdom and compassion in readers.
Best Zen Books: The Ultimate List
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Being Zen: Bringing Meditation To Life
Author(s): Ezra Bayda
ID: 2678906, Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Year: 8.7.2014, Size: 376 Kb, Format: fb2
Zen And The Art Of Happiness
Author(s): Chris Prentiss
ID: 2673433, Publisher: SCB Distributors, Year: 4.6.2014, Size: 8 Mb, Format: fb2
Zen meditation in psychotherapy
Author(s): Alexander Simpkins
ID: 2669505, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 27.5.2014, Size: 3 Mb, Format: fb2
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.