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Busch, Colleen Morton.

Summary: An account of how five monks saved the U.S.'s oldest Zen Buddhist monastery describes the monastery's location in a remote area that was plagued by hundreds of wildfires in 2008 and the monks' decision to remain behind when even firefighters were evacuated.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.37 BUS

Matthiessen, Peter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 1986

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 MAT

Loori, John Daido.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dharma Communications 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.35 LOO

Summary: Charlie Crews is an eccentric detective returning to the force after being wrongfully imprisoned. Back on the beat with his determined partner, Dani Reese, and his unusually Zen-like outlook toward the cases he investigates, this unconventional crime solver tries to catch the LA wrongdoers who really belong behind bars.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV LIF

Masumoto, David Mas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 634.2584 MAS

Mah, Adeline Yen

Summary: The true story of a young Chinese girl who grew up feeling unloved by her father who remarried shortly after her mother's death and treated his new family and subsequent children as upper class compared to his first children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4889 MAH
Call number: 921 MAH, ADELINE YEN MAH

Singer, John.

Contents: Shirabe (Introduction) (2:41) -- Sagari ha (Falling leaves) (2:52) -- Matsu kaze no shirabe (introduction to Matsu kaze) -- Matsu kaze (Wind blowing thru the pines) (5:10) -- Sanya (Three valleys) (5:30) -- Tori & kadozuke (Playing on the road and at the gate) (4:28) -- Shishi (A celebration piece) (6:57) -- Nagashi reibo (Playing while walking) (7:36) -- Hachigaeshi (Gratitude for alms) (4:33)...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Empty Bell Music 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD NEW AGE SIN

Nhat Hanh

Summary: "A complete overview of all of Thich Nhat Hanh's practices for children. Planting seeds is full of hand-on activities to help children and adults relieve stress, increase concentration and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, and improve communication. It includes over 30 full-color illustrations and an audio CD with songs and easy to follow practices"--Cover p. [4].

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Parallax Press 2011

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Lockley, John

Summary: Leopard Warrior shares the remarkable story of how John Lockley became one of the first modern white men in recent history to become a fully initiated sangoma--traditional priest and healer--in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa, the tribe of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. In this teaching memoir, John introduces readers to "the way of the leopard," a shamanic path for awakening our intuition...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sounds True, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 299 LOC

May, Meredith

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Summary: "Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. That first close encounter was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May, and in that moment she discovered that everything she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Enterprises 2019

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Dillon, Michael

Summary: "Now available for the first time--more than 50 years after it was written--is the memoir of Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915-62), the British doctor and Buddhist monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender, and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking 1946 book Self : A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology. Here...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fordham University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DILLON, MICHAEL DIL

Kennedy, Robert E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Continuum 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.24 KEN

Harris, Jules (Jules Shuzen)

Summary: "Zen teacher Jules Shuzen Harris argues that contemporary American Buddhists face two primary challenges: (1) "spiritual bypassing," which means avoiding or repressing psychological problems in favor of "pretend Enlightenment," and (2) settling for secularized forms of Buddhism or mindfulness that have lost touch with the deeper philosophical and ethical underpinnings of the religion. Drawing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 2019

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Miller, Karen Maezen.

Summary: Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom. This compelling and wise memoir follows the timeline of early motherhood from pregnancy through toddlerhood. Momma Zen takes readers on a transformative journey, charting a mother's growth beyond naive expectations and disorientation to finding fulfillment...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trumpeter 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 294.3 MIL

Glassman, Bernard (Bernard Tetsugen)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bell Tower 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3378 Glass

Nhat Hạnh

Summary: Thich Nhat Hanh, the world's most renowned Zen master, turns his mindful attention to the most important subject of all - the art of living. The bestselling author of The Miracle of Mindfulness presents, for the first time, seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships and our interconnectedness with the world around us. He reveals an art of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 294.3 NHA

Namkhai Norbu

Contents: The practice of Chöd -- The long life practice of Mandarava -- The song of the vajra.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Amiata 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AISIAN NAM

Summary: The adrenaline-filled odyssey of five legendary kungfu monks in search of the American dream. The men in this movie are not only accomplished Zen masters but famous kungfu stars with huge followings. It also has footage and history of the Shaolin Temple in Henan province, & chronicles the creation of Zen and kungfu by a wandering monk named Bodhidharma 1500 years ago. Today the temple is a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC KUN

Morinaga, Sōkō

Contents: Pt. 1. Novice -- The prospect of my own death -- Nothing is certain -- The encounter at misery's end -- There is no trash -- Consumed with cleaning -- Confucius gives Jan Yu a scolding -- Working it out for myself -- "I can't do it" -- Between teacher and student -- That's between him and me -- Tree types of students -- "For the disposal of your corpse" -- The meaning of courage -- What am I...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wisdom Publications. 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 MOR

Yogis, Jaimal

Summary: "In this meditative memoir--a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton--the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of the Divine in the world's oceans as well as everyday life."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 YOGIS, JAIMAL YOG

Yogis, Jaimal.

Summary: The author examines his own fears while exploring "the complicated spectrum of why we feel afraid: fear of loss, fear of not being good enough, fear of being trapped in the wrong job, fear of not being able to realize our dreams, fear of pain, and ultimately, fear of our own mortality"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 152 YOG

Mattern, Joanne

Summary: Describes the early lives of Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream company, explains how they built their business, and discusses their later life and the causes they support.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. Co. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 338.7 MAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB MAT

Nhất Hạnh

Contents: Inviting the Bell (3:47) -- Prelude to Sitting Meditation (8:03) -- The Heart Sutra (5:12) -- Night of Prayer (6:01) -- Plum Village (4:51) -- Putting the Little Pain to Sleep (6:09) -- Spring (2:52) -- Jewels (2:45) -- Illusion Transformed (1:47) -- The Virtuous Man (2:50) -- The Moon Never Sets (2:37) -- The Sound of a Great Bird (5:14) -- Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone (4:35) -- The...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Sounds True 1997

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Kerouac, Jack

Summary: Though raised Catholic, in the early 1950s Jack Kerouac became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that would have a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and their expression in his writing. Published for the first time in book form, this is Kerouac's retelling of the story of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

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