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Book: Shaolin Qi Gong: Energy in Motion

Book: Shaolin Qi Gong: Energy in Motion
By Shi Xinggui
Destiny Books, 154 pages, 2007, DVD included.
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594772649/?tag=askdrarca-20

The great teacher Bodhidharma is credited with the creation of Shaolin Temple qi gong and kung fu in the 6th century CE. Motivated by the terrible physical condition of the monks who spent all their time meditating or . . . → Read More: Book: Shaolin Qi Gong: Energy in Motion

Book: The Sayings of Layman P’ang, by James Green

Book Review: The Sayings of Layman P’ang: A Zen Classic of China
Translated by James Green
Shambhala Publications, 2009, 144 pages.
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1590306309/?tag=askdrarca-20

When the mind is at peace,
The world too is at peace. –Laymen P’ang

Layman P’ang was a Chan/Zen Buddhist during the Tang Dynasty. He serves as an exemplary figure to those Buddhists practicing outside of monasticism. He studied . . . → Read More: Book: The Sayings of Layman P’ang, by James Green

Book: Natural wakefulness Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With

Book: Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With
By Gaylon Ferguson
Shambhala Publications, 204 pages, to be released April 14, 2009
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1590306570/?tag=askdrarca-20

The beginning of this book explains that we are born “Awake” but quickly get mired down in the daily day-to-day work of living. This is just the way things work in the world. But, . . . → Read More: Book: Natural wakefulness Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With

Podcast Episode 51: Anger and Desire

Podcast Episode 51: Anger and Desire

Announcements:

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If you’re . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 51: Anger and Desire

Book: The Way of Korean Zen, by Kusan Sunim

Book: The Way of Korean Zen
by Kusan Sunim
Published by Weatherhill / Shambala (c) 2009, 182 pages
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1590306864/?tag=askdrarca-20

The author, Kusan Sunim (1901-1983) was the Resident Master of the Song-gwang Sa, one of the largest monasteries in South Korea. He was the first Zen teacher to accept and train Western students in a Korean monastery. The . . . → Read More: Book: The Way of Korean Zen, by Kusan Sunim

Beginners Buddhism Books

Beginner’s Books

Last week I mentioned that sometimes I get two of the same question at the same time. Well it happened again, this time regarding reading material:

Question:

Hi, I wanted to know if we are new to Buddhism what reading material would you suggest to start out. Thank you,

and also

I’ve been interested in Buddhism for quite some . . . → Read More: Beginners Buddhism Books

Book/CD: Sampoojanam: Reverence to the Buddha

Sampoojanam: Reverence to the Buddha

Buddhist Sanskrit and Pali chants presented in kirtan
by Sree Aswath and Carl Scott
Mindflow Learning Systems 25 pages, $16.95
Publisher link: http://chant-sanskrit.com

Many of the original texts of Buddhism are written in Sanskrit, so it’s not uncommon for a Buddhist to learn the language. It’s more than a little daunting getting started learning Pali or . . . → Read More: Book/CD: Sampoojanam: Reverence to the Buddha

CD Review: Sitar Secrets by Al Gromer Khan

CD: Sitar Secrets
Artist: Al Gromer Khan
Publisher: New Earth Records
Run time: 9 tracks, 47:42 Minutes
Amazon CD: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O4C6JO/?tag=askdrarca-20
Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Q1KM9Q/?tag=askdrarca-20
Or buy it through the Apple iTunes store

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed a CD by Chinmaya Dunster, which I said was a bit “whangy-twangy” due to the style and the instruments he used, which included the . . . → Read More: CD Review: Sitar Secrets by Al Gromer Khan

Book: Practical Meditation with Buddhist Principles

We have something a little different today, a guest reviewer! This time, Matt Siegrist tells us about a bargain discovery he recently found. If you would like to do a review of some Buddhism-related product, drop me a note and we’ll move on from there!

Practical Meditation with Buddhist principles

By Venerable Thubten Lhundrup
Hinkler Books, 64 . . . → Read More: Book: Practical Meditation with Buddhist Principles

Book: Buddhas, Bohisattvas, Khadromas, and the Way of the Pilgrim

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Book: Buddhas, Bohisattvas, Khadromas, and the Way of the Pilgrim: A Transformative Book of Photography and Pithy Sayings
By Simhananda
Orange Palm Publications Inc. 2007, 205 pages
ISBN 9780973443981
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0973443987/?tag=askdrarca-20

This is a large ‚Äúcoffee table‚Äù style art book that is in a consistent format throughout. On the right-hand page . . . → Read More: Book: Buddhas, Bohisattvas, Khadromas, and the Way of the Pilgrim