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Gary G Gach's Books

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Jun.02.2009
Reach Your Zen Moment! The latest edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Buddhism updates one of Alpha Books's most successful books in the religion/spirituality category, providing extensive information on both understanding the teachings and schools of Buddhism and incorporating the tenets of Buddhism into everyday life. It also includes additional information on...
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Sep.01.2006
Translated from Korean by Brother Anthony of Taizè, Young-moo Kim, and Gary Gach   Brush drawings by the poet, for this edition Flowers of a Moment, Ko Un's latest treasure trove, is a recital of a stunning range of feeling, intellection, and expression featuring 180 brief zen poems from Korea's most beloved poet and four-time Nobel Prize nominee. These are intimate sketches...
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism (second edition)
Nov.11.2004
EXPLORES and presents simply and creatively the practical and the theoretical, the mundane and the sacred of Buddhism. — Michael Wenger, Dean of Buddhist Studies, San Francisco Zen Center     THIS book will bring a smile to us all. We see that it is reaching out to so many people - to bring the understanding, solidity, and compassion so very needed in our society...
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Jan.22.1998
By 1992, I had noted the revival of spiritual poetry ("devotional poetry") such as Coleman Barks' Rumi — more or less absent since the Industrial Revolution — and also all the poetry being published since 1950 ("beat") up to the present ("hiphop") influenced by Buddhism and so began gathering instances from newsletters, books, readings, friends,...
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Co-translation (with Brother Anthony of Taizé and Prof Young-moo Kim) of 165 selections from first ten volumes of magnum-opus work-in-progress by  celebrated Korean author Ko Un.  Extending now past 25 volumes, "Ten Thousand Lives (Maninbo)" is dedicated to the composition of one poem for every person the author's ever known, or known of.  Introduction by Robert Hass....
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PAVE YOUR WAY TO ENLIGHTENMENT   Bet you thought the audience for Buddhism is fairly marginal, but have you heard? — one in eight Americans admit the influence of teachings of the Buddha as playing a positive role in their lives. This timeless path is one of the fastest growing today — especially in such uncertain times. This is a philosophy of change, and change is in the...