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  1. Philip Kapleau (1998). The Zen of Living and Dying: A Practical and Spiritual Guide. Shambhala.score: 756.0
    To live life fully and die serenely--surely we all share these goals, so inextricably entwined. Yet a spiritual dimension is too often lacking in the attitudes, circumstances, and rites of death in modern society. Kapleau explores the subject of death and dying on a deeply personal level, interweaving the writings of Western religions with insights from his own Zen practice, and offers practical advice for the dying and their families.
     
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  2. Faustino Luiz Couto Teixeira (2012). A espiritualidade zen budista (Zen Buddhist Spirituality) - DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2012v10n27p704. Horizonte 10 (27):704-727.score: 684.0
    The comparative study of mysticism and inter-religious spirituality has gained more space in universities and research centers that radiate everywhere. They are also research involving Eastern religions, in its peculiar mystical trait. Also in the context of Buddhism one can talk on spirituality, understood as a search path of liberation. This article presents the theme of Zen Buddhist spirituality based on the reflection of Eihei Dogen Zenji (1200 – 1253), one of the most important and prominent teachers of the (...)
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  3. Leesa S. Davis (2010). Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism: Deconstructive Modes of Spiritual Inquiry. Continuum.score: 594.0
    Introduction: Experiential deconstructive inquiry -- Foundational philosophies and spiritual methods -- Non-duality in Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism -- Ontological differences and non-duality -- Meditative inquiry, questioning, and dialoguing as a means to spiritual insight -- The undoing or deconstruction of dualistic conceptions -- Advaita Vedanta : philosophical foundations and deconstructive strategies -- Sources of the tradition -- Upaniads that art thou (Tat Tvam Asi) -- Gauapda (c.7th century) : no bondage, no liberation -- Aakara (c.7th-8th century) (...)
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  4. Tamarack Song (2011). Song of Trusting the Heart: A Classic Zen Poem for Daily Meditation. Sentient Publications.score: 468.0
    would probably have taken over the translating profession by now. At best, computer translations read awkwardly, and some of them are downright humorous. Precise, word-for-word, humanrendered translations fare no better.
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  5. David G. Hackett (1999). The Gethsemani Encounter: A Dialogue on the Spiritual Life by Buddhist and Christian Monastics (Review). Buddhist-Christian Studies 19 (1):232-235.score: 447.8
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  6. David Loy (2012). Review of Leesa S. Davis, Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism: Deconstructive Modes of Spiritual Inquiry. [REVIEW] Sophia 51 (2):323-325.score: 427.5
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  7. Robert Aitken (1984). The Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics. North Point Press.score: 387.0
    In Taking the Path of Zen , Robert Aitken provided a concise guide to zazen (Zen meditation) and other aspects of the practice of Zen. In The Mind of Clover he addresses the world beyond the zazen cushions, illuminating issues of appropriate personal and social action through an exploration of the philosophical complexities of Zen ethics. Aitken's approach is clear and sure as he shows how our minds can be as nurturing as clover, which enriches the soil and benefits the (...)
     
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  8. Yong Zhi (2013). The Poetic Transmission of Zen Buddhism. Asian Culture and History 5 (2):p25.score: 288.0
    This paper intends to understand the experience of enlightenment in Zen Buddhism from a perspective of poetics. Enlightenment is understood as an existential breakthrough, which delivers people from the habitual or conventional mind set into new horizon of consciousness. This breakthrough takes place in one’s overall consciousness rather than only in cognitive thought. Therefore, it cannot be adequately described on an abstract level with a conceptual paradigm. The poetic language provides a significant alternative for capturing this leap and revealing (...)
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  9. Emily McRae (2012). A Passionate Buddhist Life. Journal of Religious Ethics 40 (1):99-121.score: 279.0
    This paper addresses the ways that we can understand and transform our strong emotions and how this project contributes to moral and spiritual development. To this end, I choose to think with two Tibetan Buddhist thinkers, both of whom take up the question of how passionate emotions can fit into spiritual and moral life: the famous, playful yogin Shabkar Tsodruk Rangdrol (1781–1851) and the wandering, charismatic master Patrul Rinpoche (1808–1887). Shabkar's The Autobiography of Shabkar provides excellent examples (...)
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  10. James Mark Shields (2012). Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen's Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics. Philosophy East and West 62 (1):128-130.score: 261.0
    While there has been a surge in scholarship on Imperial Way Buddhism (kōdō Bukkyō) in the past several decades, little attention has been paid, particularly in Western scholarship, to the life and work of Ichikawa Hakugen (1902–1986), the most prominent and sophisticated postwar critic of the role of Buddhism, and particularly Zen, in modern Japanese militarism. By way of a thorough and critical investigation of Ichikawa’s critique, Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen’s Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics (...)
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  11. Alan Keightley (1986). Into Every Life a Little Zen Must Fall: A Christian Philosopher Looks to Alan Watts and the East. Distributed by Element Books.score: 261.0
     
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  12. Donald W. Mitchell (ed.) (1998). Masao Abe: A Zen Life of Dialogue. C.E. Tuttle.score: 261.0
     
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  13. Robert Feleppa (2009). Zen, Emotion, and Social Engagement. Philosophy East and West 59 (3):pp. 263-293.score: 258.0
    Some common conceptions of Buddhist meditative practice emphasize the elimination of emotion and desire in the interest of attaining tranquility and spiritual perfection. But to place too strong an emphasis on this is to miss an important social element emphasized by major figures in the Mahāyāna and Chan/Zen Buddhist traditions who are critical of these quietistic elements and who stress instead an understanding of an enlightenment that emphasizes enriched sociality and flexible readiness to engage, and not avoid, life's (...)
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  14. Yong Zhi (2012). Zen's Four Mottos and the Poetic Language. Asian Culture and History 5 (1):p1.score: 258.0
    This paper attempts to delve into the heart of Zen Buddhism by discussing the four Zen mottos, which provide the philosophical and spiritual pillars of Zen. The four Zen mottos, “special transmission outside doctrine,” “not to establish language,” “direct point to the mind,” and “seeing into one’s nature and attaining the Buddhahood,” address the fundamental questions about language in its role of the expression and transmission of the spirituality. The mottos indicate that enlightenment is nothing but breakthroughs in (...)
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  15. Jerry Grenard (2008). The Phenomenology of Koan Meditation in Zen Buddhism. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 39 (2):151-188.score: 256.5
    Zen students described their experiences when working with koans, and a phenomenological method was used to identify the structure of those experiences. Zen koans are statements or stories developed in China and Japan by Zen masters in order to help students transform their conscious awareness of the world. Eight participants including 3 females and 5 males from Southern California with 1 to 30 years of experience in Zen answered open-ended questions about koan practice in one tape-recorded session for each participant. (...)
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  16. Michael Roach (2003). The Tibetan Book of Yoga: Ancient Buddhist Teachings on the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga. Doubleday.score: 252.0
    Yoga came to Tibet from India more than a thousand years ago, and it was quickly absorbed into the culture's rich traditions. In this small book readers will discover Heart Yoga, which developed over the centuries in the Gelukpa tradition of the Dalai Lamas. The program presented here combines popular yoga exercises wtih special Tibetan poses, and methods of working from the inside to give a healthy and a happy heart. Roach discovered a number of previously unknown Tibetan works on (...)
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  17. Richard White (2012). The Heart of Wisdom: A Philosophy of Spiritual Life. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.score: 238.5
    This book examines spiritual concepts like generosity, suffering, and joy, incorporating the various perspectives of great philosophers, including Nietzsche, Aristotle, and Derrida, as well as Eastern wisdom traditions, including Buddhism ...
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  18. John Daido Loori (1998/2007). Invoking Reality: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen. Shambhala.score: 229.5
    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 ...
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  19. Hakuin (2012). Beating the Cloth Drum: The Letters of Zen Master Hakuin. Shambhala Publications.score: 229.5
    Contains letters from a Zen master to both monks and lay believers; the letters illustrate the Zen master's compassion, knowledge, and generosity.
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  20. Winston L. King (2001). In the Hope of Nibb⁻Ana: The Ethics of Therav⁻Ada Buddhism. Pariyatti Press.score: 225.0
    CHAPTER I THE FRAMEWORK OF SELF-PERFECTION 1. Buddhism and Ethics Anyone who has read even a very little in the early Buddhist Scriptures is aware that from ...
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  21. Joan Halifax (2004). The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom. Grove Press.score: 225.0
    Grove Press is proud to reissue this important work by one of Buddhism's leading contemporary teachers.
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  22. Mark Wynn (2012). Renewing the Senses: Conversion Experience and the Phenomenology of the Spiritual Life. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (3):211-226.score: 216.0
    In his discussion of conversion experience, in The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James draws attention to a variety of experience which has not been much investigated in the philosophy of religion literature, but which seems to be of some importance religiously—namely, an experience which consists in a re-vivification of the sensory world as a whole. In this paper, I develop four accounts of the nature of this kind of experience, and I show how the experience can inform our conception (...)
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  23. Christian Coseru (2008). A Review of Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics. [REVIEW] Sophia 47 (1):75-77.score: 216.0
    Simon P. James' Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics offers an engaging, sophisticated, and well-argued defence of the notion that Zen Buddhism has something positive to offer the environmental movement. James' goal is two-fold: first, dispel criticism that Zen (by virtue of its anti-philosophical stance) lacks an ethical program (because it shuns conventional morality), has no concern for the environment at large (because it adopts a thoroughly anthropocentric stance), and deprives living entities of any intrinsic worth (because it operates (...)
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  24. Mark T. Unno (1999). Questions in the Making: A Review Essay on Zen Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Buddhist and Comparative Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (3):507 - 536.score: 216.0
    In reviewing four works from the 1990s-monographs by Christopher Ives and Phillip Olson on Zen Buddhist ethics, Damien Keown's treatment of Indian Buddhist ethics, and an edited collection on Buddhism and human rights-this article examines recent scholarship on Zen Buddhist ethics in light of issues in Buddhist and comparative ethics. It highlights selected themes in the notional and real encounter of Zen Buddhism with Western thought and culture as presented in the reviewed works and identifies issues and problems (...)
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  25. Khenpo Chimed (2012). Nine Yana: Teaching on the Nine Vehicles According to the Buddhist Philosophy. Aditya Prakashan.score: 216.0
     
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  26. Toshihiko Izutsu (1977/1982). Toward a Philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Prajñā Press.score: 216.0
    The true man without any rank.--Two dimensions of ego consciousness.--Sense and nonsense in Zen Buddhism.--The philosophical problem of articulation.--Thinking and a-thinking through kōan.--The interior and exterior in Zen.--The elimination of color in Far Eastern art and photography.
     
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  27. Hải Quang (2000). Philosophical Conversations with Buddhist Followers. Dharma Flower Publication.score: 216.0
     
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  28. Lobsang Tharchin (1981). Methods of Achieving the Paths: Stages of Philosophical and Ethical Development According to the Madhyamika Svatantrika School of Buddhism: Tibetan Text and Translation. Mahayana Sutra and Tantric Center of Howell.score: 216.0
     
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  29. Dale Stuart Wright (1998). Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism. Cambridge University Press.score: 216.0
    This book is the first to engage Zen Buddhism philosophically on crucial issues from a perspective that is informed by the traditions of western philosophy and religion. It focuses on one renowned Zen master, Huang Po, whose recorded sayings exemplify the spirit of the 'golden age' of Zen in medieval China, and on the transmission of these writings to the West. The author makes a bold attempt to articulate a post-romantic understanding of Zen applicable to contemporary world culture. While (...)
     
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  30. Brian Karafin (2005). The Way Things Are: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life (Review). Buddhist-Christian Studies 25 (1):186-190.score: 211.5
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  31. Donald W. Mitchell (forthcoming). The Gethsemani Encounter on the Spiritual Life. Buddhist-Christian Studies.score: 211.5
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  32. E. Alan Morinis (2002). Climbing Jacob's Ladder: One Man's Rediscovery of a Jewish Spiritual Tradition. Broadway Books.score: 207.0
    Jewish by birth, though from a secular family, Alan Morinis took a deep journey into Hinduism and Buddhism as a young man. He received a doctorate for his study of Hindu pilgrimage, learned yoga in India with B. K. S. Iyengar, and attended his first Buddhist meditation course in the Himalayas in 1974. But in 1997, when his film career went off track and he reached for some spiritual oxygen, he felt inspired to explore his Jewish heritage. In (...)
     
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  33. Jennifer Sutton Holder (2004). Parting: A Handbook for Spiritual Care Near the End of Life. University of North Carolina Press.score: 198.0
    At times we may be called to be companions on a journey we would rather not take--the journey of a loved one toward the end of life. For those who choose to serve as close companions of terminally ill relatives or friends, Parting offers the collective wisdom of people from many cultures and faith traditions as a "travel guide" for meaningful companionship--helping someone toward a peaceful transition from this life. Sections of the book discuss how to cross the (...)
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  34. François Laruelle (2012). The End Times of Philosophy. Continent 2 (3):160-166.score: 198.0
    Translated by Drew S. Burk and Anthony Paul Smith. Excerpted from Struggle and Utopia at the End Times of Philosophy , (Minneapolis: Univocal Publishing, 2012). THE END TIMES OF PHILOSOPHY The phrase “end times of philosophy” is not a new version of the “end of philosophy” or the “end of history,” themes which have become quite vulgar and nourish all hopes of revenge and powerlessness. Moreover, philosophy itself does not stop proclaiming its own death, admitting itself to be half dead (...)
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  35. Xingyun (1998). Being Good: Buddhist Ethics for Everyday Life. Weatherhill.score: 192.0
    The aim of this book is simple: to invite readers to consider what it means to lead a good life, and to offer practical advice, based on the Buddhist teachings, as to how this can be accomplished. In each of more than thirty brief essays, Master Hsing Yun treats a specific moral or ethical issue, using quotations from the rich treasury of the Buddhist scriptures as a point of departure for his discussion. Among the topics he considers are control (...)
     
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  36. Andreas Becker (forthcoming). 'When You Wash the Rice, Wash the Rice.' About the Cinematic Representation of Cooking and Zen in Doris Dörrie'sHow to Cook Your Life(2007). Contemporary Buddhism:1-12.score: 189.0
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  37. Susan Ji-on Postal (2000). The Silent Dialogue: Zen Letters to a Trappist Monk, And: Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: The Place of Zen in Christian Life (Review). Buddhist-Christian Studies 20 (1):263-265.score: 189.0
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  38. Judy Cannato (2010). Field of Compassion: How the New Cosmology is Transforming Spiritual Life. Sorin Books.score: 189.0
    Introduction -- The significance of story -- Morphogenic fields -- The universe story and Christian story -- Morphic resonance : two stories converge -- The "kingdom of God" -- Emerging capacities -- Meditation -- The power of intention -- The fields converge -- A field of compassion -- Manifesting a field of compassion -- Engaging the grace we imagine.
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  39. Sri Chinmoy (1974). Yoga and the Spiritual Life. [Jamaica, N.Y.,Agni Press.score: 189.0
     
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  40. Erich Fromm (1960/1986). Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism. Unwin Paperbacks.score: 189.0
  41. Parasram Verhomal Kanal (1967). Fundamentals of Moral & Spiritual Life. Moga, Dev Samaj.score: 189.0
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  42. Christopher Pramuk (2008). " Something Breaks Through a Little": The Marriage of Zen and Sophia in the Life of Thomas Merton. Buddhist-Christian Studies 28 (1):67-89.score: 189.0
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  43. George Santayana (1927). Platonism and the Spiritual Life. New York, C. Scribner's Sons.score: 189.0
  44. Francis V. Tiso (2008). Zen/Ch'an-Catholic Dialogue Explores the Path to Spiritual Maturation. Buddhist-Christian Studies 28 (1):145-148.score: 189.0
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  45. Rathnapala Subasinghe (2011). Unification and Disintegration: A Theory of Life on Buddhist Philosophy. Godage International Publishers.score: 183.0
     
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  46. Jack Kornfield (2011). Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are. Shambhala.score: 180.0
    Popular spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of commited study and practice.
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  47. Surya Das (2011). Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now. Harperone.score: 180.0
    We're all given the same twenty-four hours a day. We can spend our time feeling hurried and harried, overwhelmed by chores and demands, distracted and burned out . . . or we can awaken to Buddha Standard Time, the realm of timelessness where every choice, every action, and every breath can be one of renewal and infinite possibilities. Buddha Standard Time shares one of the great realizations of Buddhism, an insight that anyone can learn to apply. The minutes and (...)
     
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  48. Zaixuan Chen (2007). Chan Wai Liu Yun. Zong Jiao Wen Hua Chu Ban She.score: 175.5
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  49. Christopher Ives (2009). Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen's Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics. University of Hawai'i Press.score: 174.0
    Despite the importance of Ichikawa's writings, this volume is the first by any scholar to outline his critique.
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  50. Jamyang Khyentse (2012). Not for Happiness: A Guide to the so-Called Preliminary Practises. Shambhala.score: 171.0
    Even the chapters that at first didn't seem relevant to my current practice contained such great gems of teaching that they turned out to be extremely relevant and very helpful.”—Catherine Fordham “To me, this book is like the world's ...
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