Books

List of Albert Low's books

Some of his books can also be ordered from this site by emailing : books@zenmontreal.ca

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All of Albert Low's books can be ordered from various places on the internet. Simply copy/paste the title of the book with author's name...and Google will come up with a place where you can order the book.

Some of Albert Low's books have been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. In the French side of the website there is the complete list of the books that have been translated into French.

Nectar From Heaven

Nectar from Heaven

This book is made up of a collection of stories and inspirational pieces that I have used over the years during the sesshin talks that I give as well as at the last evening of sesshin.

It is a companion book to What more do you want? and Zen Questions : Zen Answers. I have written them in the hope that they, as well as the articles that appear in this website, in addition to making up for my having to curtail my participation in the Center’s activities, will be of value to those who practice Zen but who do not have a competent teacher.

15$ + postage

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I Am, Therefore I Think

I am, Therefore i think?

Our times cry out for a new worldview; at present, our conception of the world leaves us without coherence, meaning, purpose or value. In I am, therefore I think, the author, Dr. Albert Low, presents a new worldview empowering us to act in ßa different, more constructive, less competitive and obsessed way.

I am, therefore I think shows how a new worldview would restore meaning and purpose and help us on the way to a genuine spiritual life.

25$ + postage

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What More Do You Want?

What more do you want?

In this fascinating book, renowned Zen master Albert Low addresses questions his students have posed about the practice of Zen, such as: Why do we practice? How do we distinguish between true and false practice? What is awakening? ... and so many more.

Low also presents four teishos on a text or koan that enhance meditation practice on zazen (seated meditation), on pain and suffering, and on the very nature of Zen practice itself.

Finally, in an article originally published in 1975, Low shares an experience of satori, a glimpse into Buddha nature. All readers, novice and longtime practitioners alike, will encounter in this book new answers and new questions to the what, why and how of Zen practice.

10$ + postage

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What Am I?

What Am I?

What strange things the Prajnaparamita Hridaya says! A young Buddhist acolyte put his finger on this strangeness when he complained to his teacher, “I have an eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind, so why does the Prajnaparamita Hridaya say that I do not?” His teacher admitted that he did not know, but said, “I must send you to a Zen master; he will know.” If, however, one were to go to a Zen master with this question he might well reply, “To answer that question you must first know what was your face before your parents were born!” or, to put the question in a more familiar form, “What am I?”

The sutra is possibly the most familiar of all the sutras and is chanted regularly in Zen temples and monasteries, but for most it is opaque and impenetrable. Dr Albert Low uses his vast experience, coming from years of practice and teaching, to guide the reader through the difficult terrain of the Prajnaparamita Hridaya, the Heart Sutra, using non-technical language, a variety of stories and many references to the Zen koans. In this way he encourages the reader to use the mind in a new, creative way.

$20.00 + postage

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Conflict and Creativity at Work

Conflict and Creativity

The book gives original answers to the following questions:

1) Human beings are naturally creative; what does this mean and what is the connection between creativity and conflict?

2) How are creativity and conflict expressed in work, and why is work necessary for our mental health?

3) How has the corporate system emerged out of human creativity?

4) How can the company organization promote creativity through the judicious use of conflict?

5) What exactly is meant by the expression ‘an ethical corporation?’

$35.00 + postage

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Hakuin on Kensho: the Four Ways of Knowing

Hakuin on Kensho the Four Ways of Knowing

Kensho is the experience of waking up to one's own true nature - of understanding oneself to be not different from the Buddha-nature that pervades all existence. The Japanese Zen master Hakuin (1689-1796) considered the kensho experience to be absolutely essential. In his autobiography he says: "Anyone who would call himself a member of the Zen family must first achieve kensho-realization of the Buddha's way. If a person who has not achieved kensho says he is a follower of Zen, he is an outrageous fraud, a swindler pure and simple."

Hakuin's short text on kensho, "Four Ways of Knowing of an Awakened Person," is a little-known Zen Classic. Albert Low has provided careful, line-by-line commentary for the text that illuminates its profound wisdom and makes it an inspiration for deeper spiritual practice.

$21.00 + postage

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The Origin of Human Nature

The Origin of Human Nature

The Origin of Human Nature offers an original and fertile way to integrate spiritual and scientific views of human evolution. It offers a new and refreshing alternative to the way we think about our origins: random mutation (mechanistic neo-Darwinism), Genesis (God did it all personally), and Intelligent Design (God personally does what we can’t otherwise account for). The result is an invigorating perspective on how our best qualities – our capacity for love, our appreciation of beauty, our altruistic capability, our creativity and intelligence – have come into being and evolved. How we think about our origin matters: if we think we are machines living among other machines, we will act accordingly. By showing evolution as a creative and intelligent process with its own inherent logic, The Origin of Human Nature resolves the dilemma of how to have, at the same time, both truth and ethics. Instead of starting in an imagined remote and uncertain past and moving to the present, this book starts at the certain and immediate present and works back. That consciousness, creativity, and intelligence exist is certain. The question is: how can these have evolved?

Dr Albert Low has made a study of human nature throughout his life. To write this book he draws on his prolonged meditations on creativity and the human condition, his years of providing psychological and spiritual counseling, and a wide-ranging knowledge of Western psychology, philosophy, and science.

30.00$ + postage

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Creating Consciousness

Creating Consciousness

"It is heartening indeed to come across a writer who thinks at the center of things so unremittingly, so courageously, as Albert Low. All of Low's books have teased away at the same fundamental issues, biting at them from different angles like a dog with a bone. Here he brings his understanding to a new clarity and directness - Creating Consciousness seems to be a kind of culmination, and it is written with warmth, wit and in so far as it is possible in such a subject, simplicity." - Jonathan Harvey

Creating Consciousness is a spiritual & intellectual treasure from Zen Master Albert Low. Low's main thesis, drawn deeply from the wisdom of Zen and decades of his own meditation, is that each individual is a divided reality. The fact that we are one and yet divided, at the center and the periphery, leads to Low's discussion of ambiguity, creativity, & violence as integral to human existence.

$30.00 + postage

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The Butterfly's Dream

The Butterfly's Dream

"I dreamt I was a butterfly. Now I am not sure if I am a man dreaming I was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming I am a man" - Chuang Tzu

The quotation from Chuang Tzu is a picturesque illustration of the basic contradiction with which we all have to struggle to find peace of mind. The Butterfly's Dream, a lucid treatise on the spirituality of Zen, shows this struggle to be the source that makes a spiritual life both necessary and possible.

The author uses the words of Descartes, "I think, therefore I am," as a springboard to a deeper pool of wisdom to be found in Zen Buddhism. He not only reveals the roots of Zen spirituality but also explores the origin of suffering, its consequences and the way beyond suffering. Written with clarity, he uses Christian, Sufi and Hindu sources as well as Zen Buddhist. By doing so, he explains Zen in Western terms, making it accessible both in theory and in practice.

$20.00 + postage

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The World A Gateway : Commentaries on the Mumonkan

The World A Gateway :
Commentaries on the Mumonkan

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.

As director of the Montreal Zen Center, Albert Low has helped others work through these koans. In this book he provides contemporary and lively commentaries which serve to make the Mumonkan available to all readers and relevant to their everyday lives. He draws upon his own many years of practice, half of which has been spent as a teacher, to show how the Mumonkan can be a gateway to spiritual life.

$22.00 + postage

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To know Yourself

The World A Gateway :
Commentaries on the Mumonkan

Albert Low provides in this book an engaging collection of talks, stories and articles on Zen. Though the entries range from dharma talks on koans to discussions on Buddhism and Christianity, they all address concrete concerns of our lives and reveal the author's profound insights.

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Iron Cow of Zen

The World A Gateway :
Commentaries on the Mumonkan

A koan is a saying by a Zen master, the most famous being "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" Seemingly incomprehensible, a koan is actually an invitation to think in a new way, a tool to startle the consciousness into enlightenment. Drawing on the views of diverse thinkers from Buddha, to T.S. Eliot to explain the essential concepts of Zen Buddhism, this book is thought provoking reading.

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Zen and the Sutras

The World A Gateway :
Commentaries on the Mumonkan

The basic message of all the Mahayana Buddhist sutras is awakening – what the consummate Zen teacher Bassui called "seeing the wordless sutra." Zen and the Sutras is an accessible study of the major Mahayana sutras as manuals for the practice of Zen. Albert Low discusses first the roots of koans in the sutras and the Prajnaparamita tradition that continues to nourish Zen. He then explores individually the Prajnaparamita Hridaya and the Diamond, Vimalakirti, Lankavatara, and Surangama sutras, relating them all the while to the koans and practice of contemplating and "solving" them. Low’s insights and conclusions about spirituality and humanity will both illuminate and inspire, in the way of Zen, in the search for spiritual awakening.

$22.00 + postage

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Zen and Creative Management

The World A Gateway :
Commentaries on the Mumonkan

This book is a must for managers whose objectives are to improve conditions in the workplace and to increase productivity. It offers all managers a wide range of innovative ways to anyalyze long-term priorities and day-to-day operations, and suggests methods to implement change.

"I think Albert Low has written an orginal and important book on management. It combines Western and Eastern modes of thought to construct an intensely practical and flexible approach to the solution of managerial problems." - Elliot Jaques

"I know of no other book that so capably reconciles the seemingly disparate worldsof industry and Zen, or that speaks with the authority of this one. This book is a profoundly wise book that needs to be read by managers, executives, and manual workers alike." - Phillip Kapleau, Roshi

$13.50 + postage

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Invitation To Practice Zen republished as "Zen Meditation, plain and simple"

The World A Gateway :
Commentaries on the Mumonkan

Many good books about the rich literature and philosophy of Zen can be found on bookstore shelves. But there are no books that explain simply, to the interested beginner, how to do Zen - how to sit down and begin to work toward fulfillment of the promises of Zen. This book answers this need. Its author makes no glib claims or airy promises. He admits that the way of Zen is not an easy one to follow. But for those willing to undertake the work, he offers concise, easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate Zen into your daily life - how to establish a regular program of practice that will make availabe the wisdom and insight to be gained from the discipline of Zen.

$20.00 + postage

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Hakuin's Chant in Praise of Zazen

The World A Gateway :Commentaries on the Mumonkan

Hakuin Zenji is one of Japan’s most celebrated Zen masters. Tradition tells us that he single-handedly revived Rinzai Zen in Japan. He was an artist, calligrapher and writer, as well as being a Zen master. The Chant in Praise of Zazen is justifiably one of his best-known works and Zen master Albert Low offers us here a penetrating commentary on this beautiful and very inspiring writing.

$7.00 + postage

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eBooks

List of Albert Low's eBooks

John Low has published some of Albert Low's books as ebooks.

The ebooks will also be listed on Barnes & Nobel, Amazon, Kobo, and Sony ebook stores. Right now they are up only on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Click on the link after the description of the ebook to buy and download this ebook from Amazon. If you have any questions about these ebooks John would be please to help you at : john_low@shaw.ca

I am, Therefore I think

I am, Therefore I think

Our times cry out for a new worldview; at present, our conception of the world leaves us without coherence, meaning, purpose or value. In I am, therefore I think, the author, Dr. Albert Low, presents a new worldview empowering us to act in a different, more constructive, less competitive and obsessed way.

Ebook $9.95 US - Paragon House Publishing

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Creating Consciousness

Creating Consciousness

Creating Consciousness is a spiritual & intellectual treasure from Zen Master Albert Low. Low's main thesis, drawn deeply from the wisdom of Zen and decades of his own meditation, is that each individual is a divided reality. The fact that we are one and yet divided, at the center and the periphery, leads to Low's discussion of ambiguity, creativity, & violence as integral to human existence.

Ebook Price: $4.99 USD

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What Am I? The Heart Sutra for Everyone

What Am I?

The most familiar of all the sutras, the Heart Sutra, is chanted regularly in Zen monasteries. Albert Low uses his vast experience, coming from years of practice and teaching, to guide the reader through the difficult terrain of the Sutra using non-technical language, many stories and references to Zen koans. He encourages the reader to use the mind in a new creative to see the Sutra's message.

Ebook Price: $4.99 USD

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Christian Love Buddhist Wisdom: Religion as the quest for transcendence

Christian Love Buddhist Wisdom: Religion as the quest for transcendence

Albert Low’s book rejects the simplistic views of Richard Dawkins and shows how the religious impulse is expressed by two entirely different kinds of religions: religion as a set of beliefs centered on a unique, dynamic center such as Christ, Mohammed or Buddha, and religion as a quest. Dr Albert Low is the teacher at the Montreal Zen Center and an internationally acclaimed author.

Ebook Price: $4.99 USD

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Zen and the Sutras

Zen and the Sutras

The basic message of all the Mahayana Buddhist sutras is awakening - what the Zen teacher Bassui called "seeing the wordless sutra." Zen and the Sutras is an accessible study of the major Mahayana sutras as manuals for the practice of Zen. Low’s insights and conclusions about spirituality and humanity will both illuminate and inspire, in the way of Zen, in the search for spiritual awakening.

Ebook Price: $4.88 USD

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Zen: Talks, Stories and Commentaries

Zen: Talks, Stories and Commentaries

Albert Low, teacher and director of the Montreal Zen Center and dharma heir of Roshi Philip Kapleau, here provides an engaging collection of talks, stories and commentaries on Zen. Though the entries range from dharma talks on koans to discussions on Buddhism and Christianity, they all address concrete concerns of our lives and reveal the author's profound insights.

Ebook Price: $4.88 USD

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The Iron Cow of Zen

The Iron Cow of Zen

A koan is a saying by a Zen master, the most famous being "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" Seemingly incomprehensible, a koan is actually an invitation to think in a new way, a tool to startle the consciousness into enlightenment. Drawing on the views of diverse thinkers from Buddha, to T.S. Eliot to explain the essential concepts of Zen Buddhism, this book is thought provoking reading.

Ebook Price: $4.88 USD

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Living With Yourself: A voyage of discovery

Living With Yourself: A voyage of discovery

In this book Albert Low invites you to put into practice the benefits of Zen. He uses the words of Descartes, "I think, therefore I am," as a springboard to a deeper pool of wisdom to be found in Zen Buddhism. Written with clarity, he uses Christian, Sufi and Hindu sources as well as Zen Buddhist. By so doing, he explains Zen in Western terms, making it accessible both in theory and in practice.

Ebook Price: $3.95 USD

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Hakuin’s Chant in Praise of Zazen

Hakuin’s Chant in Praise of Zazen

Hakuin Zenji is one of Japan’s most celebrated Zen masters. Tradition tells us that he single-handedly revived Rinzai Zen in Japan. He was an artist, calligrapher and writer, as well as being a Zen master. He said that writing is verbal prajna and his writings are vigorous, courageous, and always to the point. The Chant in Praise of Zazen, Zazen Wasan, is justifiably one of his best-known works.

Ebook Price: $0.99 USD

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Working with Koans

Working with Koans

Because words can no more hold the truth than a net can hold water, we use koans. Koans are sayings, or doings, of Zen masters, the patriarchs and Buddha. Take for example the koan: The Sound of One Hand clapping. It reads: “You know the sound of two hands clapping. What is the sound of one hand clapping? ” The obvious, intellectual answer is, No sound at all! But then what is this No sound?

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iTeishos

A teisho is a talk given by the master during a sesshin (retreat). It is inspired by his awakening, his understanding and his life experience. Its purpose is neither to entertain nor to inform. It is directed to our burning wish to “know”. In order for a teisho to be well received, it must be listened to with the same attention as the attention with which it is given.

Teishos are an important feature of the practice at the Centre. Since it is not always possible to attend all the sesshins, teishos have been recorded so that a greater number of members may listen to them.

There are two ways of obtaining a recorded teisho:

To order, just send a note to teishos@zenmontreal.ca or leave your request on paper at the zendo. Due to the rising costs, CDs picked up at the Center are now $5.00 each and if mailing is necessary please add $3.00 for the envelope and postage cost. Payments should be made directly to the Montreal Zen Center and identified as "CD teishos".

Download an iTeisho from this site for Members :

To download an iTeisho, you must first have a “User name” and a “Password”. These can be obtained by contacting teishos@zenmontreal.ca. Once you have been provided with a user name and password, you will be able to access all iTeishos currently on-line without charge, but only if you are a member of the Montreal Zen Center.

To download, click with the right button of the mouse on the title of the teisho you wish to save or if you are using a Macintosh with a single button mouse, use click-option. A dialogue box will open with a series of options. Select "Save As" or "Save link" on a Macintosh. After selecting your option, another dialogue box will open asking you to enter your User Name and Password. Once you have entered your User Name and Password, click OK, after which the Save As file dialogue box of your computer will open and you can now select in which file you wish to keep the iTeisho, then click Save. The file will start to download on to your computer. Once the download is complete, you can copy the teisho onto a CD or listen to it on your computer.

It is possible to listen to an iTeisho without downloading it but we recommend that you download and save the iTeisho to your computer for future listening. N.B. For security reasons, passwords will be changed every two months, so you will have to ask for a password on a regular basis. Please do not hesitate to contact teishos@zenmontreal.ca if you have further questions.

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# Titre / Title Date Sequ. Par/by En / Fr
546 Hyakujo wild ducks 1997-03-28 Albert Low English
547 Two monks roll up the blinds 1997-03-29 Albert Low English
548 Hakuin Chant in praise of zazen-1 1997-03-17 (1of3) Albert Low English
549 Hakuin Chant in praise of zazen-2 1997-03-17 (2of3) Albert Low English
550 Hakuin Chant in praise of zazen-3 1997-03-17 (3of3) Albert Low English
551 Prajna Paramita 1997-05-04 Albert Low English
552 Reading from-Rinzai-1 1997-05-16 (1of3) Albert Low English
553 Reading from-Rinzai-2 1997-05-16 (2of3) Albert Low English
554 Reading from-Rinzai-3 1997-05-16 (3of3) Albert Low English
555 Kyorin Sitting Long and Feeling Tired 1997-05-16 Albert Low English
556 Boddhidarma Mind Pacifying 1997-05-16 Albert Low English
557 Surangama Sutra 1997-05-16 Albert Low English
558 Joshu Investigates an Old Woman 1997-05-16 Albert Low English
559 Reading from Nisargadatta 1997-06-07 Albert Low English

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The Zen Gong

Zen Gong is the review that was published by the Montreal Zen Centre from 1992 to 2010. It is made up of texts drawn from the Zen tradition but also from other spiritual traditions, of testimonials and articles written by Albert Low and by members of the Centre. This publication aimed to encourage and nourish reflections about the practice by those devoted to it.

As the Center includes French and English-speaking members, articles appear in both languages.

To see the content summary or to see and/or download a PDF version of the Zen Gong, please click on the appropriate Volume number below.

If you do not have a version of Adobe Reader, you can download a copy at this address: free download.

As some Zen Gong files are quite large, it would be well-advised to save the documents on your computer for further reference.

  • Volume 1 - Numéro 1 / Mars - March 1992

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Sesshin Moment Jean Low
    Présentation / Foreword
    Le rêve du papillon (extraits du livre) Albert Low
    The Quiet Mind Wayne Westfall
    Comment j'ai découvert le Zen... Michel Lamarche
    The Buddhas Were Once the Same as Me ? Sarah Webb
    At Sea Albert Low
    Livre : « Je suis » Nisargadatta
    Books: « The Three Pillars of Zen » Philip Kapleau
    Nouvelles du Centre
    Extrait de Prior to Consciousness Nisargadatta
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  • Volume 1 - Numéro 2 / Juin - June 1992

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Prajna Paramita Hridaya
    Le Retour à l'Un Albert Low
    Recollections on the Way An interview with Bill Byers by Peter Hadekel
    Workday Jean Low
    The Mountain of Inertia Albert Low
    L'un sans l'autre Extrait du livre : Chercheur de vérité
    The Tanden Excerpt from: Hara The Vital Center of Man
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  • Volume 1 - Numéro 3 / Décembre - December 1992

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    On Pain Albert Low (Teisho)
    L'éveil de Maura-San O'Halloran Ruth L. O'Halloran
    Looking Back Christine Back
    Head Cook Sharon Thompson
    Le Zen à Granby Pierre Gilles Lebel
    Mu
    Questions and Answers Jean Low
    Flora Courtois: An Experience of Enlightment Sarah Webb
    L'Enseignement du Bouddha (Walpola Rahula) Livre présenté par Monique Dumont
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  • Volume 2 - Numéro 1 / Avril - April 1993

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Zen : la créativité par le dilemme Albert Low
    As Long as it Takes Alan Travers
    Zen and Jazz Steve Holy
    Hakuin... l'histoire d'un maître zen Carole Fortin
    ...Inner Calm Through World Peace
    Through Inner Calm
    Richard Hayes
    Le Coche et la Mouche
    Book Review Monique Dumont
    Why Not Me? Jean Low
    The sound of the single Hand Hakuin Zenji
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  • Volume 2 - Numéro 2 / Novembre - November 1993

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Souffrir... Consentir (2) Albert Low
    A Catholic Buddhist Joe Bailey
    How I Came to Practice Zen Irving Lipman
    Echos d’un événement Robert Linssen
    Coming Home Bill Byers
    Points de repère Pierre Lanoix
    Who Writes the Poem? Sarah Webb
    La fête de M. Low
    La gratitude Monique Dumont
    Once Upon a Workshop Jean Low
    Bodhidharma’s Discourse
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  • Volume 3 - Numéro 1 / Mars - March 1994

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Souffrir... Consentir (2) Albert Low
    A Catholic Buddhist Joe Bailey
    How I Came to Practice Zen Irving Lipman
    Echos d’un événement Robert Linssen
    Coming Home Bill Byers
    Points de repère Pierre Lanoix
    Who Writes the Poem? Sarah Webb
    La fête de M. Low
    La gratitude Monique Dumont
    Once Upon a Workshop Jean Low
    Bodhidharma’s Discourse
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  • Volume 3 - Numéro 2 / Juin - June 1994

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    La peur de l’échec Albert Low
    An Encounter Elizabeth Namiesniowski
    Ripples Anita Décarie
    An Exchange of Views / Témoignages
    La musique comme pratique spirituelle Inouk Demers
    A Sesshin Albert Low
    Confessions of a Spiritual Junkie Wayne Westfall
    Verse on the Faith Mind
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  • Volume 3 - Numéro 3 / Décembre- Décember 1994

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    The Medecine of Emptiness
    An Interview with Albert Low Monique Dumont / Peter Hadekel
    Une brève visite à Sarnath Michel Lamarche
    La Roue de la Loi
    La fête du mois d’août Janine Lévesque
    15 ans déjà Monique Dumont / Jacques Lespérance
    The Potluck Picnic Lucille King Edwards
    An Exchange of Views / Témoignages Bill Reinecke, Marielle Ouellette,
    Lyse Lachance, Pierrette Gingras
    Peaceful co-existence Vaclav Havel
    The Swift Years Jean Low
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  • Volume 4 - Numéro 1 / Mars - March 1995

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Le Bouddha tient une fleur Albert Low
    Four Magazine Resources Sarah Webb
    Having To is Freedom Gary A. Lewis
    Un bout de chemin avec Maître Eckhart Pierre Lanoix
    The World : a Gateway
    Commentaries on the Mumonkan
    Albert Low
    Zen and Judaism Pauline Vaughan
    Zen in a “Mixed” Marriage Pauline Vaughan
    Sesshin du rohatsu à Hosshin-ji Sodo Yves Chaloult
    Who’s dragging that corpse around? Monique Dumont
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  • Volume 4 - Numéro 2 / Juin - June 1995

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Know Yourself ! Albert Low
    Le Sûtra de Vimalakîrti
    Looking for Trees / Poems Sarah Webb
    Clin d’oeil Jean-Luc Foisy
    Baseball and How I came to the Zen Center Nicola Stivalett
    A Walk with Heart Harada Sekkei
    Itinéraire Monique Dumont
    Livre / Book Review Monique Dumont
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  • Volume 4 - Numéro 3 / Décembre - December 1995

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Awakening Albert Low
    The Three Aspects of Sesshin Jean Low
    Venir à une sesshin Michel Lamarche
    à pas d’escargot Pierre Lanoix
    Sesshins Are Peculiars ! Anita Décarie
    Descendre au désert Louis Bricault
    Chanting Jean Low
    EGO mon idole ! Janine Lévesque
    Sesshin Preparations Jean Low
    Je ne suis pas un être humain Albert Low
    Humour : Les disciples de Tokusan Monique Dumont
    Tokusan’s Corner Anita Décarie
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  • Volume 5 - Numéro 1 / Avril - April 1996

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Wonder of Wonders Albert Low
    Péripéties d’une quête Jean Gagnon
    La Doctrine Suprême Bill Byers
    La mort-pour-renaître Hubert Benoit
    Poems Alison Edwards / Sarah Webb
    Entrevues avec quelques membres de la Sangha Janine Lévesque
    Tokusan’s corner Anita Décarie
    Témoignage Pierrette Gingras
    Zen and Work Peter Hadekel
    Zendo for One Marc Erdhutter
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  • Volume 5 - Numéro 2 / Septembre - September 1996

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Quelques réflexions sur la pratique Albert Low
    Opening the Heart Jim Bedard
    Témoignage Rock Denis
    Le doux murmure de la voix intérieure Une entrevue avec Jean Low
    The Prayer of Jesus Mark Hathaway
    Yasutani Hakuun Roshi - A Biographical Note Paul David Jaffe
    Le moine Louis Bricault
    Poème / Poetry
    A letter to Albert Tony Stern / Albert Low
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  • Volume 6 - Numéro 1 / Mars - March 1997

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    The Whole Body is Hands and Eyes Albert Low
    Jouer le han Louis Bricault s'entretient avec Ovid Avarmaa
    à propos d'un certain rituel du souvenir Georges Gurdjieff
    A long way home Anonyme
    Qu'est-ce que je fais ici? Roger Brouillette
    ...Seen From Youth Fred Bloom
    Poems / poème Karen Kimmett / Louise Panneton
    Lessons from the Sea David Booth
    Harada Roshi
    Parler avec le coeur... Extrait d'une entrevue avec Leonard Cohen
    Une première sesshin de trois jours Francis Lawless
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  • Volume 6 - Numéro 2 / Octobre - October 1997

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    à propos de l'effort Albert Low
    The Other Face of Boredom Jean Low
    On Breathing
    On Freedom G.I.Gurdjieff
    La voix de la pensée cachée Pierre Lanoix
    Poetry Sarah Webb
    Pourquoi continuer, pourquoi cette vie? Francine Desrosiers
    Reading from Rinzai Albert Low
    One Tough Lama
    Causerie sur le Zen Monique Dumont
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  • Volume 7 - Numéro 1 / Mai - May 1998

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Zen and The Cloud of Unknowing Albert Low
    Préparer le zendo : rêveries de séjour Louis Bricault
    Entretien avec Louis Bricault et Jean Gagnon
    A Cushion under the Desk David Booth
    Book Review Peter Hadekel
    Deceived by Others Sarah Webb
    La pratique au travail Roger Brouillette
    Poésie Nicole Gagné / Jeanne d’Arc Labelle
    Le roi et le cadavre Albert Low
    On Bowing
    Hakuin’s Four Ways of Knowing
    Le sourire du Bouddha Monique Dumont
    La parabole du jardin Hubert Benoit
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  • Volume 7 - Numéro 2 / Novembre - November 1998

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Trois livres de lin Albert Low
    On Faith / On Despair Alan Travers / Karen Kimmett
    Humility
    L’Histoire de Hui-k’o Louis Bricault
    Vers le Centre Zen Louise Chénier
    Sur le bénévolat Janine Lévesque
    Thy Will Be Done (1) Albert Low
    Le koan de mon enfance Monique Dumont
    Vous et les quatre éléments
    Yoga nisarga Maurice Frydman
    On prayer Mother Teresa
    Sesshin
    The Zen Center’s Website / Notre site Web Anita Décarie
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  • Volume 8 - Numéro 1 / Mai - May 1999

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Trois livres de lin Albert Low
    On Faith / On Despair Alan Travers / Karen Kimmett
    Humility
    L’Histoire de Hui-k’o Louis Bricault
    Vers le Centre Zen Louise Chénier
    Sur le bénévolat Janine Lévesque
    Thy Will Be Done (1) Albert Low
    Le koan de mon enfance Monique Dumont
    Vous et les quatre éléments
    Yoga nisarga Maurice Frydman
    On prayer Mother Teresa
    Sesshin
    The Zen Center’s Website / Notre site Web Anita Décarie
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  • Volume 8 - Numéro 2 / Novembre - November 1999

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Il était une fois, il y a 20 ans… Albert Low
    Sitting Long and Getting Old Jean Low
    Koans and Creativity Albert Low
    L’oasis Roger Brouillette
    Sur la gratitude - On Gratitude Louis Bricault
    Coming to the Center Sarah Webb
    Le Centre - The Center
    Sur la Montagne du Froid Louis Bricault
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  • Volume 9 - Numéro 1 / Mai - May 2000

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Créer la conscience Monique Dumont
    Entretien avec Albert Low par Monique Dumont
    In the Service of Life Rachel Naomi Remen
    Bedtime Reading Fred Bloom
    Le chemin du coeur Edith Pierre
    Me revoici loin du Centre Pierrette Gingras
    Le portrait de Moïse
    The Primordial Drug Albert Low
    Déplier une grandeur intime : le Haïku Louis Bricault
    Un zendo à la maison / Home practice
    Zen stories
    Babillard
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  • Volume 9 - Numéro 2 / Novembre - November 2000

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Alive or dead Albert Low
    Ta Hui Jean-Claude Décarie
    Dangers of meditation Bhikku Thitapunno
    La tradition de la Prajnaparamita Albert Low
    Tension in the classroom David Booth
    The awakening of thought Jeanne de Salzmann
    La pratique à la maison
    Home practice
    L’histoire de Kyogen Louis Bricault
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  • Volume 10 - Numéro 1 / Mai - May 2001

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Les détails de la pratique Jean-Claude Décarie
    Freeing Tibet Peter Hadekel
    Letter and Answer
    La mort-pour-renaître Hubert Benoit
    La Doctrine Suprême Bill Byers
    L’après-sesshin Pierre Lanoix
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  • Volume 10 - Numéro 2 / Décembre - December 2001

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Why the Japanese Words? Albert Low
    Voici venu le temps d’un sesshin Brigitte Clermont
    Petits gestes Louis Bricault
    Seven Days at a Detox Centre Karen Kimmet
    Why Did You Go? Sandra Olney
    Un rendez-vous Jeanne d’Arc Labelle
    Le silence qui nourrit Pierre Lanoix
    Setting the Table Alan Travers
    Les esprits affamés Monique Dumont
    De la soupe... à la pratique ! Marielle Ouellette
    Il y aura une autre fois Robert Bissonnette
    Les bodhisattvas sont en sesshin Roger Brouillette
    Sept jours dans une vie Marie-Bernarde Pérès
    Falling Apart Fred Bloom
    Le pouvoir du chant Jean-Claude Décarie
    In the Dead of Night David Booth
    After the Sesshin Jacqueline Vischer
    Fragments d’une conversation Monique Dumont
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  • Volume 11 - Numéro 1 / Juillet - July 2002

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    éditorial Monique Dumont
    Un échange sans visage - A Faceless Exchange David Booth
    Interview with Albert on Reading Monique Dumont
    L’illusion du moi Albert Low
    Comment j’ai découvert le Zen
    (Réédité du Vol.1, no.1 : Mars 1992)
    Michel Lamarche
    As Long as it Takes
    (Republished from Vol.2, no.1 : Avril 1993)
    Alan Travers
    Coming Home
    (Republished from Vol.3, no.1 : Mars 1994)
    Bill Byers
    An Encounter
    (Republished from Vol.3, no.2 : Juin 1994)
    Elizabeth Namiesniowsky
    La voix de la pensée cachée
    (Réédité du Vol.6, no.2 : Octobre 1997)
    Pierre Lanoix
    Sitting Long and Getting Old
    (Republished from Vol.8, no.2 : Novembre 1999)
    Jean Low
    Gratitude
    (Réédité du Vol.8, no.2 : Novembre 1999)
    Louis Bricault
    A Visitor to the Zendo David Booth
    Writing for the Zen Gong Andrejs Skaburskis
    In the Graveyard of the Self Sarah Webb
    So long old friend
    Babillard
    A Bow of Gratitude
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  • Volume 11 - Numéro 2 / Décembre - December 2002

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Les koans et la créativité Albert Low
    Interview with Albert on Writing and Creativity by Monique Dumont
    Poems Sarah Webb
    An Archimedian Equation of the Human Condition Irving Lipman
    Ailleurs la vie était autre Nicole Jaouich
    Letters Home David Booth
    Une soirée chez Angela Louis Bricault
    ICU Fred Bloom
    L’agonie du ménisque interne gauche Pierre Lanoix
    Une cérémonie inachevée Monique Dumont
    On the Perfection Underlying Life Agnes Martin
    à partir de Rainer Maria Rilke Jean-Claude Décarie
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  • Volume 12 - Numéro 1 / Mai - May 2003

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Bodhidharma Sat Facing the Wall Albert Low (Teisho)
    Bodhidharma assis face au mur Albert Low (Teisho)
    Reading from Nisargadatta Albert Low (Teisho)
    Réflexions à partir de Nisargadatta Albert Low (Teisho)
    A Non-Buddhist Questions the Buddha Albert Low (Teisho)
    Un non-bouddhiste interroge le Bouddha Albert Low (Teisho)
    The Monk in the Lab By Tenzin Gyatso (The 14th Dalai Lama)
    Une sesshin de sept jours en septembre
    A seven day sesshin in September
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  • Volume 12 - Numéro 2 / Novembre - November 2003

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Le point d’entrée Monique Dumont
    Teacher-Student - Interview with Albert Low Monique Dumont
    Un geste du coeur Pierre Lanoix
    The Master’s Lessons Peter Hadekel
    A Question of Trust Sandra Olney
    Ting-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling Bong! Bong! Colin Hill
    La relation maître-élève Carole Beaudet
    Sur la relation maître-élève Marie-Bernarde Pérès
    Trust the Teacher Sixty Percent Sharon Thompson
    Une dent de chien Guy Laramée
    The Master-Student Relationship in Zen Practice Alison Edwards
    In the Way on the Way Varant Arslanian
    To bare oneself in front of a teacher... Thibault du Chene
    The Student-Teacher Relation Jacqueline Vischer
    Une petite victoire Janine Lévesque
    La dernière leçon d’écoute Sylvain L. Pinard
    L'aveugle et le maître Zen Jean Gagnon
    Can Only Bow David Booth
    In the Yard Andrew Lindy
    Student and Teacher Marie Lloyd
    Teaching Moments Fred Bloom
    De mon esprit à ton esprit Roger Brouillette
    Quand l’élève est prêt Carl Pelletier
    Trust and Faith Bill Byers
    Ma dette spirituelle envers Albert Low Jean-Claude Décarie
    People Who Hunger and Thirst for Truth G. Gurdjieff
    Albert’s Queen's University Address Albert Low
    Allocution d’Albert Low à l'Université Queen Albert Low
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  • Volume 13 - Numéro 1 / Mai - May 2005

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    éditorial / From the Editor
    Creative thinking Albert Low
    Finding Manjusri Andrejs Skaburskis
    The Twelve Steps and Zen Practice Jacqueline C. Vischer
    Success and Failure Bill Byers
    Lettre à une amie
    Practice, Posture, and Suffering Albert Low
    Les dix préceptes / The Ten Precepts
    Commentaire sur Nisargadatta Albert Low
    Sesshin en toute santé / Who is it that coughs?
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  • Volume 14 - Numéro 1 / Janvier - January 2006

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    La blessure / The Wound
    On Suffering Albert Low (Teisho)
    La percée de l’instant Pierre Lanoix
    The heart of the matter David Booth
    Alchimie Monique Dumont
    Brillez au travers : le travail après l’éveil Albert Low
    The Blues Bill Byers
    Perdre... Louis Bricault
    What does it mean to be unique and why
    do we want to be unique?
    Albert Low
    La souffrance : une des sources de la
    recherche sur soi
    Roger Brouillette
    A Meditation on Two Memories Fred Bloom
    La souffrance et la pratique du zen Jean-Claude Décarie
    Calendrier 2006
    If you knew how to suffer Albert Low
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  • Volume 14 - Numéro 2 / Décembre - December 2006

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Sur l'effort, Maître Dogen / Dogen on Exertion
    La pratique du zen et le travail Jean-Claude Décarie
    Work and Not Work Jacqueline Vischer
    The eight wordly concerns /
    Les huit préoccupations de ce monde
    Ven. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
    Concentrons-nous sur la tâche Alain Lachapelle
    écouter, entendre Pierre Lanoix
    Creativity and Conflict at work Albert Low
    Sarcler ou ne pas sarcler son jardin,
    le quotidien et la pratique
    Roger Brouillette
    La pratique et le travail Jérôme Drujon d'Astros
    Le travail et la pratique Zen Lise Dulery
    On My Work and Practice Andrejs Skaburskis
    Work and Practice Sandra Olney
    Soyez maître à bord
    L'atelier
    Dance in the Unknown Sharon Thompson
    Work at its Worst Fred Bloom
    Au deuxième étage d'une vieille maison... Louis Bricault
    A teisho (Extract from teisho 4/7 - October 2006) Albert Low
    Calendrier 2007
    Two ways of Working Bahauddin (The father of Rumi)
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  • Volume 15 - Numéro 1 / Février - February 2008

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Ballade en proverbes du vieux temps Raymond Queneau
    Song of the Twelve Hours of the Day Zen Master Joshu (778-897)
    The Best is Yet to Be? Albert Low
    Vieillir Robert Godin
    A Bird's Eye View Peter Hadekel
    Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti On The Human Body Vimalakirti
    Vieillir, une fissure oû luit la lumière Roger Brouillette
    Le jour oû... Monique Dumont
    Getting Older Jean Low
    J'arrive où je suis étranger Pierre Lanoix
    Getting Older Alison Edwards
    L'Art du Gandhara Jacques Lespérance
    Effie Fred Bloom
    Homélie de Vimalakîrti sur le corps humain Vimalakîrti
    The Instruction of Old Age Sarah Webb
    VIEILLIR ! Janine Lévesque
    Entendre ce coeur cliqueter dans ma poitrine Louis Bricault
    Tokusan Carries His Bowls Teisho by Albert Low
    Calendrier 2008
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  • Volume 15 - Numéro 2 / Décembre - December 2008

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Monique Dumont Bill Byers
    Jacques Lespérance Roch Denis
    Michael Katz Alan Travers
    Christian Lamontagne Louis Bricault
    Alain Lachapelle Fred Bloom
    Robert Godin Aliette Bruyère
    Jacqueline Vischer Raghu Rajan
    Nicole Jaouich Yves Piché
    Sharon Guy L.
    Marielle Robitaille Michael Biechlin and Cary Tucker
    Jean-Guy Beaudet Pierre Gougeon
    Don Salmon Jacinthe Arpin
    Pierre Sauvé Jean Gagnon
    Martine Quirion Marie Lloyd
    Marielle Ouellette Marie-Bernarde Pérès
    Jean Low Jean-Luc Foisy
    Marie Migneron Catherine Sheehan
    John Kececioglu Collette Drapeau
    Gérard Morlais Diane Guérin
    Michel Lamarche Karen Kimmett
    David Booth Tony Stern
    Jeanne d’Arc Lise Dulery and Jérome d’Astros
    Hanna Bach Micheline Gagné
    Alison Edwards Julie Laguë et Suzanne Plante
    Paul-André Renaud Peter Hadekel
    Sandra Olney Andrejs Skaburskis
    Josiane Brigardis Malcolm
    Dominik Bach Janine Lévesque
    Patricia Carignan Francis Lawless
    Lucie Lévesque Jean Claude Décarie
    Randy Henning Sarah Webb
    Roger Brouillette
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  • Volume 16 - Numéro 1 / Décembre - December 2009

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    éditorial
    A Day of Gratitude Teisho by Albert Low
    Un jour de reconnaissance Teisho par Albert Low
    Ce que le Centre rend possible Louis Bricault
    A Ceremony of Acceptance Fred Bloom
    Ce que le centre m'a apporté Marie-Bernarde
    Leçon de vie Roch Denis
    Impossible folie Alain Lachapelle
    Vigilance Pierre Lanoix
    Learning to dance Alison Edwards
    Practice on the Road Sarah Webb
    La soif Alain Guilbert
    Des amis Claire Lizotte
    Le Centre Zen de Montréal a eu trente ans cette année Robert Godin
    A Reminder Bill Byers
    The Garden at the Zen Centre Jacqueline Vischer
    L'Autre Roger Brouillette
    Le centre zen : oasis et arène Michel Boyer
    A bit of Blarney David Booth
    Dans la forge du maître Monique Dumont
    Thirty Years Ago Albert Low
    Quelques textes lus le 13 septembre
    Calendrier 2010
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  • Volume 17 - Numéro 1 / Décembre - December 2010

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    Titre / Title Auteur / Author
    Feelings in animals Albert Low
    Tous les êtres sont Bouddha Roger Brouillette
    Le regard Robert Godin
    Au delà des yeux du chien Pierre Lanoix
    Other Minds Sarah Webb
    SESSHIN by Bozo Jacqueline Vischer
    Kira Hanna Back
    Caramel & Cie Katrin Miclette
    Tiger (for Katrin) Bruce Wilson
    The Death of Leo Fred Bloom
    Tango Anita Low
    Qu'est-ce qui t'autorise à penser que tu vaux mieux qu'un chien? Monique Dumont
    Sharing the Light of Being Bruce Wilson
    Des animaux et des humains Marie-Bernarde Pérès
    Gassho Patricia Ivan
    Calendrier 2011
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