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Vitues and a Good Life
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Virtues in the Martial Arts
Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes
Note: When this webpage was first created in 2004 it reflected my interest in the topics presented in Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa. In September, 2005, in began its expansion into the topics of martial virtues, Buddhism and the martial arts, bushido, the code of the warrior, military ethics, courage, etc.. Tibetan Buddhism, indcluding Tantric practices and yoga are covered on another webpage.
Starting on April 8, 2016, this webpage will move to a new location: http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/virtues.htm
The emphasis on the new webpage will be different, less Buddhist, more philosophical, more inclusive.
Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands website.
The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health and Enlightenment. By Wong, Kiew Kit. Charles E. Tuttle, 2002. 215 pages. ISBN: 0804834393.
Arts - Contemplative - Nalanda
Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Spiritual Life from Scratch. By Lama Surya Das. New York, Broadway Books, 1999. 382 pages. VSCL. ISBN: 0767902750.
Barefoot Zen: The Shaolin Roots of Kung Fu and Karate. By Nathan J. Johnson. Red Wheel/Weiser, 2000. 352 pages. ISBN: 1578631424.
Bushido: The Virtures of Rei and Makoto. By Arthur J. Stewart. Celtic Cat Publishing, 2005. 96 pages. ISBN: 0965895068.
Buddhism - Tibetan: Shambhala Warriorship, Tantra, Yoga
Bushido: The Way of the Samurai. By Tsunetomo Yamamoto. Translated by Minoru Tanaka. Edited by Justin F. Stone. Square One Publishers, 2001. 109 pages. ISBN: 0757000266.
Bay Area Shambhala - Northern California Community
The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism. By Jean Smith. Bell Tower, 2000. ISBN: 0609804669. 224 pages. A very elementary introduction to Zen practice.
Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center
The Bodhisattva Warriors: The Origin, Inner Philosophy, History and Symbolism of the Buddhist Martial Art within India and China. By Shifu Tomio Nagaboshi and Shifu Terrence
Dukes. Red Wheel/Weiser, 1994. 560 pages. ISBN: 0877287856.
Buddhist Ethics: Links, bibliography, quotations.
Budo Secrets: Teachings of the Martial Arts Masters. By John Stevens. Boston, Shambhala, 2001. 115 pages. ISBN: 1570629153.
Chen Style of Taijiquan: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes
Classics of Taijiquan
Cloud Hands Blog by Mike Garofalo
The Complete Book of Zen By Wong, Kiew Kit. Vintage/Ebury, 2001. 335 pages. ISBN: 0091876559.
Contemplative Arts - Nalanda
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. By Chogyam Trungpa. Edited by John Baker and Marvin Casper. Illustrated by Glen Eddy. Boston, Shambhala, 1987. Index, 250 pages. ISBN:0877730504. VSCL.
Davis Shambhala Meditation Center
The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training. By John Daido Loori. Edited by Bonnie Myotai Treace and Konrad Ryushin Marchaj. Boston, Shambhala, 2002. 270 pages. ISBN: 1570629528. VSCL.
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path. By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. Boston, Wisdom Publications, 2001. Index, bibliography, 268 pages. ISBN: 0861711769. VSCL. Refer also to my notes on the Eight Precepts.
Eight Section Brocade Qigong
The Essential Chogyam Trungpa. Edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Boston, Shambhala, 1999. Index, bibliography, 251 pages. VSCL. ISBN: 1570624666.
The Five Precepts of Buddhism Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.
Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala. By Chogyam Trungpa, Dorje Dradul of Mukpo. Edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. foreward by Diana Judith Mukpo. Boston, MA, Shambhala, 2001. Index, 267 pages. 365 pages. ASIN: 1570628181.
Haiku and Zen Poetry
Kung Fu: History, Philosophy and Techniques. By David Chow and Richard Spangler. Unique Publications, 1989. 228 pages. ISBN: 0865680116.
Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think. By Forrest E. Morgan. Barricade Books, 1992. 312 pages. ISBN: 0942637763.
Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics. Robert Aitken. North Point Press, 1984. 199 pages. A thorough, scholarly, and wise commentary on Buddhist precepts
Nalanda: Culture and Art in Everyday Life
One Arrow, One Life: Zen, Archery, and Enlightenment. By Kenneth Kushner. Charles E. Tuttle, 2000. 112 pages. ISBN: 0804832463.
The Places That Scare You; A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times. By Pema Chodron. Boston, Shambhala, 2002. 140 pages. ISBN: 1570629218.
Portland Shambhala Meditation Center
The Practice of Happiness: Exercises and Techniques for Developing Mindfulness, Wisdom and Joy. By Mirko Fryba. Translated by Michael H. Kohn. Boston, Shambhala, 1987, 1995. Notes, index, 214 pages. ISBN: 1570621233.
Qigong - Cloud Hands
Qigong Empowerment: A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, and Wushu Energy Cultivation. By Liang, Shou-Yu and Wu, Wen-Ching. Edited by Denise Breiter-Wu. Rhode Island, Way of the Dragon Publishing, 1997. Index, glossary, 348 pages. ISBN: 1889659029.
Return to Silence: Zen Practice in Daily Life. By Dainin Katagiri, Roshi. Boston, Shambhala, 1988. 194 pages. ISBN: 0877734313. May be a bit challenging and confusing for beginners; but, frequently cited by Zen students.
Saber, Broadsword, Dao - Taijiquan
Sacred World: The Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery and Power. By Jeremy W. Hayward and Karen Hayward. Shambhala, 1998. Second Edition. 304 pages. ISBN: 1570623619. 1st Edition, Origional Title: Sacred World: A Guide to Shambhala Warriorship in Daily Life. New York, Bantam Books, 1995. ISBN: 0553371959.
San Francisco Shambhala Center
Shambhala International Organization
Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior. By Chogyam Trungpa. Edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Shambhala, 1988. Reissue Edition. 202 pages. ISBN: 0877732647.
Shambhala Training Program
Shambhala Training Glossary
The Shaolin Arts: Shaolin Kungfu, Taijiquan, Qigong and Zen. By Wong Kiew Kit. The Master Answers Series. Cosmos Publishing, 2002. 252 pages. ISBN: 9834087926.
Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living. By Pema Chodron. Boston, Shambhala, 2001. 176 pages. ISBN: 1570628394.
Sun Style of Taijiquan: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes
Staff Weapons - Shaolin
Swordsmanship - Taijiquan
The Sword of No Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu. By John Stevens. Boston, Shambhala, 1994.
Tantric Buddhism - Tibet: Shambhala Warriorship, Tantra, Yoga
Swordsmanship - Taijiquan Jian, Kendo
The Spirit of Gardening Gardening considered as a contemplative art - Nalanda.
The Spiritual Legacy of the Shaolin Temple: Buddhism, Daoism, and the Energetic Arts. By Andy James. Foreword by Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson. Summerville, MA, Wisdom
Publications, 2004. 179 pages. I SBN: 0861713524. VSCL.
T'ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom. By Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt. Boston, Shambhala, 2001. 256 pages. ISBN: 1570624453. Excellent guide for beginning students! Website: www.lehrhaupt.com This Zen meditation and Tai Chi teacher has written an excellent and inspiring book. VSCL.
T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classics
T'ai Chi Ch'uan - Cloud Hands Taijiquan considered as a contemplative art (Nalanda).
Tai Chi Swordsmanship
Taijiquan - Links
Taking the Path of Zen. By Robert Aitken, Roshi. San Francisco, North Point Press, 1985. 149 pages. ISBN: 0865470804. Informative and wise advice for Zen students by
a influential leader and fine Zen Master.
The Ten Grave Precepts of Buddhism Bibliography, links, quotes, notes.
The Three Pillars of Zen : Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment. By Philip Kapleau, Roshi. Originally published in 1965. Revised and expanded edition in March, 1989. Anchor Books, 1989. 448 pages. ISBN: 0385260938. A classic introduction that has influenced many readers.
Tibetan Buddhism: Shambhala Warriorship, Tantra, Yoga
The Unfettered Mind: Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master. By Soho, Takuan. Translated by William Scott Wilson. Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1988. ISBN: 087011851X.
The Way to Shambhala. By Edwin Bernbaum. Boston, Shambhala, 2001. Index, bibliography, notes, glossary, 316 pages. ISBN: 1570628742.
Willpower, Resolve, Determination: Quotes, Links, Bibliography, Resources.
Zen and Japanese Culture. By Suzuki, Daisetsu. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1970. 502 pages. ISBN: 0691017700. Two chapters on swordsmanship.
Zen in the Art of Archery. By Eugen Herrigel. Introduction by D. T. Suzuki. Random House, 1999. 96 pages. ISBN: 0375705090.
Zen in the Martial Arts. By Joe Hyams. New York, Bantam, 1982. 144 pages. ISBN: 0553275593.
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings. Edited by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki. Shambhala Pocket Classics, 1994. Originally published in 1957. 285 pages. ISBN: 1570620636. A collection of Zen koans, stories, poems, and sayings. In 1963, I read Paul Reps, Alan Watts, R.H. Blyth, and D.T. Suzuki; and my views about spirituality were greatly uplifted and changed forever.
Zen in Motion: Lessons from a Master Archer on Breath, Posture, and the Path of Intuition. By Neil Claremon. Inner Traditions, 1992. 127 pages. ISBN: 089281361X.
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. By Shunryu Suzuki. Edited by Trudy Dixon. New York, Weatherill, 1970, 1997. ISBN: 0834800799. 132 pages. On nearly every Zen student's
list as one of the five most influential books about Zen Buddhism they have read. It is said that Chogyam Trungpa was very much impressed with Shunryu Suzuki.
The Zen Way to the Martial Arts. By Jean Taisen Deshimaru. A Japanese master reveals the secrets of the samurai. Introduction by George Leonard. New York, E. P. Dutton,
1982. 120 pages. ISBN: 0525483608.
Yang Style of Taijiquan: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes
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