What More Do You Want?: Zen Questions, Zen Answers by Albert Low

We’ve all had moments in our lives when we’ve thought, “Something is missing. There must be more to life than this.” It is this sense that often brings people to the practice of Zen. By turning to Zen, they acknowledge that this “something” lies not in externals, but rather in seeking to transcend desire and attachment. The journey toward that transcendence begins with questioning, and questions will be part of the path until awakening is attained.

In What More do You Want? a fascinating new book by renowned Zen master Albert Low, he addresses some of the questions students have posed about the practice of Zen: Why do we practice? Why should we seek to understand our reasons for practicing? How can we distinguish between true and false practice? What is awakening? In addition, Low shares with his readers four teishos—talks that comment on a text or koan in order to enhance meditation practice—on zazen or seated meditation, on pain and suffering, and on the very nature of practice itself. Finally, Low shares with readers an experience of satori, a glimpse into Buddha nature.

All readers, both novice and longtime practitioners, will encounter in this book new answers, and new questions, to the what, why and how of Zen practice.

Dr. Albert Low is an authorized Zen master, an internationally Published author, and a former Human Resources executive. He was born in London, England, on December 16, 1928. He has lived in England, South Africa, Canada, and the United States and has resided in Montreal since 1979. He obtained a BA degree in Philosophy and Psychology, and is a trained counselor. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws for scholastic attainment and community service by Queen’s University, Ontario, a prestigious Canadian University.

1947- 1949, – served two years in the British navy,left England in 1954 and emigrated to South Africa. Employed by the Central News Agency, a company that held the monopoly for the sale and distribution of all reading matter including books, magazines, and newspapers throughout Southern Africa–which then included South Africa, the two Rhodesias, Mozambique, and South West Africa. Eventually became the senior personnel executive and reported to the CEO. During this time he gave many seminars on creativity and organization for managers at all levels for the National Development Foundation of South Africa.

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What More Do You Want? Zen Questions, Zen Answers by Albert Low

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The Four Virtues : Presence, Heart, Wisdom, Creation by Tobin Hart

Pub Date Feb 4 2014


Find meaning, wholeness, and spiritual depth with this field guide to the inner life that explores and integrates four essential virtues: Presence, Heart, Wisdom, and Creation.

Most of us are hungry for a life of meaning, connection, and fulfillment, but in the midst of today’s demands and pressures, a deeper life doesn’t come automatically. We must increasingly focus on certain virtues—four universal principles needed to foster wholeness and meaningful purpose in humanity.

Drawing from decades of research across the wisdom traditions, neuroscience, psychology, poetry, physics, religion, the arts, and literature, The Four Virtues provides a field guide for developing your deepest self. The Spiritual Assessment Matrix of targeted quizzes shows you where you are in relation to the virtues of Presence, Heart, Wisdom, and Creation, and expert practices and tools help you “activate” them in your life. In addition, internationally respected author, professor, and psychologist Tobin Hart speaks directly to anyone—whether religious or secular—looking to live by a contemporary set of ethics to frame their self-development and happiness.

Highly accessible, thought provoking, and interactive, The Four Virtues provides a groundbreaking way to engage and flourish in life.

Tobin Hart, PhD, is a father, professor, psychologist, speaker, and author of The Secret Spiritual World of Children. He has spent more than thirty years as a researcher and ally helping students, clients, and patients integrate their psychological and spiritual lives. He serves as professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia, as well as co-founder and president of the Child Spirit Institute, a nonprofit educational and research hub exploring the spirituality of children and adults. He is sought out as an expert resource and keynote on children, spirituality, psychology, and education. He serves on various advisory boards, think-tanks, and organizations.

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