Catalog

The Catalog includes published books and soon to be released titles. Please enjoy browsing our available books, their descriptions, and excerpted material. Also offered you will find Study Guides for group or individual education.

Books

  • Unfolding the Eightfold Path: A Contemporary Zen Perspective
    Unfolding the Eightfold Path: A Contemporary Zen Perspective
    Author: Dale Verkuilen

    Unfolding the Eightfold Path presents a holographic exploration of the Buddhist tenets of Wisdom, Meditation, and Morality. Available 3/15/2014


  • Dokusan With Dogen: Timeless Lesson In Negotiating The Way
    Dokusan With Dogen: Timeless Lesson In Negotiating The Way
    Author: Barbara Verkuilen

    Dokusan with Dōgen blends modern scientific findings, Zen lore, and contemporary anecdotes to provide a unique formula that is entertaining and informative.


  • The Tale of Zen Master Bho Li
    The Tale of Zen Master Bho Li
    Author: Barbara Verkuilen

    In this deftly woven, beautifully illustrated Zen fable, the reader meets a captivating Zen Master of old, whose trials and lessons are not so different from our own.


  • The Tale of Zen Master Bho Li: Audio Version
    The Tale of Zen Master Bho Li: Audio Version
    Author: Barbara Verkuilen

    Meet all the characters of the book in this warm and intimate audio rendering. Listening while paging through the illustrated text is another wonderful way to enjoy Bho Li’s remarkable saga. Click ‘MORE INFO’ to listen to a sample.


  • Tending the Fire: An Introspective Guide to Zen Awakening
    Tending the Fire: An Introspective Guide to Zen Awakening
    Author: Dale and Barbara Verkuilen

    Tending the Fire is a symbolic model that blends Master Dogen’s Zen teachings on awakening with an original Western psychological process.


  • Who Is Singing in Chinese?
    Who Is Singing in Chinese?
    Author: Dave Peters

    Who Is Singing in Chinese? Notes from a 100-Year Zen Retreat is a moving account of Kwan-um School Zen training and instruction centered on a hundred day practice period. Available 7/2014


  • Words within Silence: 108 Poems of Zen and the Way
    Words within Silence: 108 Poems of Zen and the Way
    Author: Joseph Kyugen Michaud

    A unique collection of Zen contemporary poetry, exploring the thread of mystery that runs through experience and insight.


  • Lost Time
    Lost Time
    Author: Joseph Kyugen Michaud

    The author’s second collection of 108 poems, uncovering “thusness” in the everyday mind.


  • Jakugo
    Jakugo
    Author: Joseph Kyugen Michaud

    In Jakugo: A Verse Experiment with Zen Capping Phrases Kyugen takes the Victor Sogen Hori’s book Zen Sand of capping verses and offers his verse impressions.


  • Where the Dragon Gains the Water
    Where the Dragon Gains the Water
    Author: Compiled by Dale Verkuilen

    Ryumonji Zen Monastery is the realization of Dainin Katagiri’s dream of a traditional style Zen monastery in America. This is its story of how it came to be and the people who made it happen.


Study Guides

  • Song of the Jewel Mirror Awareness
    Song of the Jewel Mirror Awareness
    Author: Dale and Barbara Verkuilen

    This commentary on the Song of the Jewel Mirror Awareness offers reflections on the forty seven couplets of the enlightenment poem of Tung-shan Liang Chieh.


  • Barriers to Emptiness
    Barriers to Emptiness
    Author: Dale and Barbara Verkuilen

    Barriers to Emptiness examines the constituents of Dukkha (the 1st Noble Truth), and how these obstructions to manifesting Emptiness in this life can be eliminated.