Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki

This series of lectures by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki is considered a classic of Western Buddhist literature. Suzuki's Buddhism has been called 'ordinary' – his teachings are not about trying to attain enlightenment. Instead, they are about keeping an open mind ('beginner's mind') and the right attitude in order to maintain a practice of meditation. Read this book if you are just starting on the Zen path, or if you've been practicing for years, or even if you are not a Buddhist at all – everyone can find something in Suzuki's teachings (it's also a book that stands up very well to re-reading).

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice (Shambhala Library) By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781590302675
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Published: Shambhala - October 10th, 2006

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By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by), David Chadwick (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308493
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Published: Shambhala - June 28th, 2011

Rule 34 - Charles Stross

This R-rated sci-fi thriller is set in an all too disturbingly familiar near future, where the internet is full of memes, viral videos, and spam. Detective Inspector Liz Kavanaugh's unit, Rule 34 Squad, is in charge of combing the cyberspace, trying to weed out extreme memes before they make their way into the real world. Rule 34 is a brilliant novel about our relationship with cyberspace and technology in a post-economic collapse future.

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ISBN: 9781937007669
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Published: Ace - June 26th, 2012

Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay

Shen Tai, son of a general in service to the Emperor of Kitai, has spent the last two years burying the bones of the dead on his father’s last battlefield. A messenger arrives, telling Tai that a mysterious gift awaits him in the capital: 250 of the rare and famed Sardian horses. The gift must be claimed in person. What follows is exquisitely written historical fantasy with a complex plot, great characters, and a fascinating world. Kay was inspired by Chinese poetry from the Tang dynasty, and his lyrical writing style and subtle dialogue match the setting perfectly. If you have never read Gay Gavriel Kay, this is definitely a great place to start.

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