Open Way Zen Brisbane has a number of new books for sale at discounted prices. Some of these books are hard to find because they are out of print.
The cost of post and packaging is listed separately below. For single book purchases, the post and packaging cost is as indicated next to the price of the book. For larger orders, please fax or email your order (but no payment) and we will advise the post and packaging for your approval before processing the order and asking you to pay.
On the Open Way : Zen Here-Now
Author: Hogen Yamahata
Publishing details: Byron Bay, NSW : Open Way Zen Inc., c1998. 3rd edition, paperback 236 pages
Price: A$20.00 + A$8.00 post & packaging within Australia
£15.00 full delivered price within the United Kingdom, via 1st class mail
Stock identification number: B1
Abstract: On the Open Way is a privately published collection of Zen Master Hogen’s teachings reflecting a lifetime of zen practice. These teachings take the form of dharma talks given around the world, biographical notes, monographs, poetry and calligraphy.
The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu
Author: James Green
Publishing details: BShambala Publications Inc., Boston 1998
Price: A$15.00 + A$8.00 post & packaging within Australia (rrp A$22.95)
Stock identification number: B15
Abstract: Joshu Jushin (778—897) was one of the great Chan (Zen) masters of Ancient China. Many of the best-known koans originated with Joshu (including the famous “Does a dog have buddha-nature?’). His importance as a teacher can be measured by the prevalence of his sayings in the great koan anthologies of Zen literature: of the forty-eight koans collected in the Gateless Gate, five are Joshu’s, and among the one hundred koans of the Blue Cliff Record, twelve are his. Although Joshu’s life itself is an embodiment of the Zen ideal, it was his particular ability to express the true nature of enlightened mind in a pithy and succinct fashion that made his teaching so influential. His sayings and dialogues have been preserved in the Zen literature as timeless and potent expressions of the experience of enlightenment. Included here is the first complete translation of Joshu’s sayings, dialogues, and poems, as well as records of his pilgrimages and a short biography. This book is part of the Sacred Literature Series of the International Sacred Literature Trust. JAMES GREEN is a Zen practitioner and scholar who spent many years as a monk. In the 1970s he was asked by the Japanese Zen master Keido Fukushima Roshi to translate this text and did so under the master’s guidance while in residence as a monk at Hofuku-ji monastery Okayama, Japan.
Gentling the Bull : The Ten Bull Pictures : A Spiritual Journey
Author: The Venerable Myokyo-ni (Irmgard Schloegl)
Publishing details: Boston, Rutland, Vermont, Tokyo : Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., 1996 paperback
Price: A$15.00 + A$8.00 post & packaging within Australia (rrp A$25.15)
Stock identification number: B2
Abstract: The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures, also known as the Ten Bull Pictures, are believed to have been drawn by Kakuan, a twelfth-century Chinese Zen master, but became widely used as a means of Zen study in fifteenth-century Japan. They are used in formal Zen training to this day to show the stages of one’s realization of enlightenment. Each of the ten pictures is presented here with a preface and general foreword to the series by Chi-Yuan, a monk in the direct line of Kakuan. Myokyo-ni provides a lucid introduction that sets the pictures in their historical context and shows their relevance to modern Zen training. In her own comments on each picture, she discusses how they are representative of our own search for “oneness”- spiritual fulfillment.
The World : A Gateway : Commentaries on the Mumonkan
Author: Albert Low
Publishing details: Boston, Rutland, Vermont, Tokyo : Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., 1995 paperback
Price: A$17.00 + A$8.00 post & packaging within Australia (rrp A$27.95)
Stock identification number: B6
Abstract: The Mumonkan, or “Gateless Barrier,” is the most widely used collection of koans in Zen practice. For centuries, monks, nuns, and lay people have struggled with these koans as a means of attaining enlightenment. The book is structured in the traditional style, with translations of each koan followed by the author’s comments. The translations are drawn from the author’s own interpretation and from his work with Roshi Philip Kapleau. Excerpts from the Diamond Sutra and a translation of the Prajnaparamita Hridaya (“Heart of Perfect Wisdom”sutra) are included, as well as the author’s story of his own path toward awakening.
Teaching of the Great Mountain
Author: Taizan Maezumi
Publishing details: Tuttle Publishing, Boston, Tuttle Library of Enlightenment, 2001, paperback 143 pages
Price: A$17.00 + A$8.00 post & packaging within Australia (rrp A$23.00)
Stock identification number: B6
Abstract: Taizan (“Great Mountain”) Maezumi Roshi addresses the essence of Zen – the vital questions of how we can perceive true nature in every moment. Given in the style of teisho, or “presentations of Dharma”, his intimate poetic teachings cover a broad range of topics, including koans, God, sutras, ceremony, and siting meditation. Maezumi Roshi’s direct and evocative teachings will inspire beginners and adepts alike.