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    Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening

    A Classic Zen text written in the 8th century by Hui Hai. He was a student of Ma-tsu and from the same line as Hui Neng, Huang Po and Rinzai (Lin-chi).

  • Don't Take Your Life Personally

    Ajahn Sumedho urges us to trust in awareness and find out for ourselves what it is to experience genuine liberation from mental anguish and suffering.

  • Perfect Wisdom: Prajnaparamita Texts

    The Short Prajnaparamita Texts were composed in India between 100 BC and AD 600. They contain some of the most well known Buddhist texts such as The Perfection of Wisdom in 700 Lines, The Heart Sutra, and The Diamond Sutra.

  • Fingers and Moons, by Trevor Leggett

    Trevor Leggett points to the truth beyond words, beyond explanations and methods.

  • Experience Beyond Thinking: Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation. An easy to follow guide to Buddhist meditation and the reflections of an ordinary practitioner. Used as a guide by meditation groups.

    An easy to follow guide to Buddhist meditation.

  • Understanding Karma and Rebirth A Buddhist Perspective

    Meditations and exercises to help us understand karma and rebirth and to live from the unborn moment.

  • The Old Zen Master by Trevor Leggett

    Stories, parables, and examples pointing to the spiritual implications of practical events in daily life.

  • Teachings of a Buddhist Monk

    Modern practical teachings from an American monk living within one of the oldest Buddhist traditions.

True freedom is emancipation from our concepts. Anam Thubten

True freedom is emancipation from our concepts, from the psychological veil that is distorting our view of the way things are. When such freedom is attained, we begin to see that life is inherently perfect, just as it is, and we end up swimming effortlessly in an abundance of joy and love. But there is a universal tendency to believe that we will find what we are searching for somewhere else. Many people look for freedom through accumulating either material possessions or spiritual knowledge. These searches amount to nothing more than a donkey chasing after a dangled carrot. When we wake up to that truth in this very moment we realise that what we were seeking was already here. The question is, “Can we wake up to this truth?” It might be much easier than we think. Remember, great ancient masters often said that we don’t realise the truth because it is too simple and too close to us. When we finally realise it, we will be shocked by two things: how much time we wasted searching and how easy it was after all.

No Self, No ProblemNo Self, No Problem
by Anam Thubten, ed. Sharon
Roe $14.95 134pp 2009 ISBN
9781559393263 Snow Lion

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