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Justin Stone's Recommended Reading List

  Title / Author / Price Description

T'ai Chi Chih!                    
Joy Thru Movement!
by Justin Stone


97 pages, 468 photos,
8 1/2" x 11", soft cover

Photo-text showing T'ai Chi Chih's 20 amazingly simple self-balancing movements that circulate and balance the Vital Force or Chi, bringing improvements in health, creativity, performance, and intuition.

Abandon Hope!
The Way to Fulfillment
by Justin Stone


144 pages, 43 photos/illustrations,
5 1/2" x 8 1/2", soft cover

Vignettes from many years experience in the Orient woven through the theme of spiritual insights from simple incidents. Topics include The Great Secret, CHI--Your Heritage, Growth of Certainty, Spiritual Maturity, and the Guru Business. With original poems and drawings.

Climb the Joyous Mountain
Living the Meditative Way
New in June 2008
by Justin Stone


118 pages
6" x 9", soft cover

From personal stories to essays on "The Human Condition" and "Joy is Man's Heritage" Justin Stone relates a variety of compelling incidents experienced in his spiritual life in the Orient

Gateway to Eastern Philosophy and Religion
by Justin Stone


156 pages
5" x 8", soft cover

Beginning in India and ending in Japan, Stone takes readers on a whirlwind tour of Eastern systems of thought and practice. Transcribed and edited from a series of lectures, this endeavor integrates Stone’s book knowledge with his experiential knowledge. Readers may use this framework for deeper study into the various Buddhist practices that Stone introduces, including the six Darshanas of India, Kashmir Shaivism, Shinto, and New Japanese Religions. It also includes an extensive bibliography culled from Stone’s library.


Heightened Awareness
Toward a Higher Consciousness
(2nd edition)
by Justin Stone

88 pages
5" x 8 ", soft cover

An instructive manual in effective disciplines that lead to heightened consciousness, not only of sensory surroundings, but also of the inner experiential landscape, through practice of the majestic Satipatthana (Way of Mindfulness), Chi Kuan, and Great Circle Meditations.


The Joy of Meditation
by Justin Stone


111 pages
5 1/2" x 8 1/2 ", soft cover

Many sages have said that meditation is our true state. Live the reality, let it work through you–that is the basis for spiritual teaching, and meditation is the great tool with which to accomplish it. Justin presents easy to follow instructions for meditation, including Zen, Japa, and Buddhist Meditation.


Meditation for Healing
Particular Meditations for Particular Results (2nd edition)
by Justin Stone

188 pages, 20 photos/illustrations
6" x 9", soft cover

A comprehensive comparative study of meditation techniques with commentary and instructions for Chi Kuan, Japa (Mantra repetition), Reverse Breathing (Microcosmic Orbit), Nei Kung, Zen, Dumo Heat, and others, with history, effects dangers and anecdotes.

Spiritual Odyssey
Selected Writings (2nd edition)
by Justin Stone

141 pages
5 1/2" x 8 1/2 ", soft cover


Collection attractively comprises selected writings of Justin Stone from 1985 to 1997. These "essays" were previously published in T'ai Chi Chih news journals, taken from talks or retrieved from notes by the author. The compilation leads the reader through an unfolding spiritual odyssey of life experience.

Zen Meditation - A Broad View
by Justin Stone

157 pages 5" x 8" Soft-cover



Those interested in learning about the Zen way and its philosophy are drawn to this book. In a succinct and articulate manner, Justin Stone provides guidance, based on his personal experience, so that a beginning meditater can become proficient in using this powerful tool.

Tentatively Forever
by Justin Stone


72 pages 40 full color prints 9" x 12" Soft-cover


This elegantly designed and produced art book features exceptional color reproductions of 40 original modern art paintings. Each is paired with illuminating commentary. This extraordinary monograph also features an insightful essay on Stone's work and a decade-by-decade biography of the artist.


Let Good Fortune Jump on You
by Paul Reps


75 pages 5" x 8" Soft-cover


Compilation of playful drawings and Zen poetic expression, wise sayings, instruction in simple exercises designed to release one’s intuitive nature.
Title / Author / Price Description
The Book of Tea
by Kakuzo Okakura
76 pages 6" x 9" Soft-cover
A clear and precise account of the ancient tea ceremony with its underlying ideal of aesthetic tranquility and submission to the ways of the past, sensitively acquainting one with Japanese thinking and tradition.
The First and Last Freedom
by Krishnamurti
288 pages 5“ x 8" Soft-cover
The author discusses the cutting away of symbols and false associations in search of pure truth and perfect freedom. The freedom comes from breaking the debilitating, consuming concern with the self. Discussion topics range widely but always return to the core concept of freedom.
The Golden Age of Zen
by John C. Wu
251 pages 6" x 9" Soft-cover
Describes the period of Chinese history from 618 A.D. to 906 A.D.
A wonderful collection of stories of the great Zen masters of that age. If you’d like to know about those Zen masters who Justin frequently refers to, this is a good resource.
The Heart of the Buddhist Meditation
by Nyanaponika Thera
223 pages 5" x 8" Soft-cover
A handbook of mental training based on the Buddha’s Way of Mindfulness (Satipatthana).

Songs of Kabir
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore
145 pages 4 ¼" x 8 ¼" Soft-cover
“An ecstatic fusion of physical and spiritual realities set in a tapestry of Sufi, Hindu and Kabbalistic philosophy. Weaver, musician, husband and father, Kabir embraced a world ‘pervaded by love and joy.’”
Swampland Flowers: The Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta Hui
Translated by J. C. Cleary
125 pages 5" x 8" Soft-cover
These selections focus on his teachings to laypeople. He emphasizes that liberation is available to everyone in any walk of life, and that one's occupation can be a form of Zen practice. His teaching is clear and practical.
The Sword of No-Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu
by John Stevens
169 pages 7" x 10" Soft-cover
This tells the story of Yamaoka Tesshu, master of the Japanese art of swordsmanship, who was an outstanding figure in the turbulent era that marked the birth of modern Japan. This biography is inspirational and applicable to one's personal life.
Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tsu
107 pages 4 ½" x 3" Soft-cover
This esoteric but infinitely practical book has been translated more frequently than any work except the Bible. The eighty-one short chapters deal with what is permanent in us. It speaks of a possible inner greatness and an equally possible inner failure, which are both indelibly written into our very structure as human beings.
Zen and Japanese Culture
by D. T. Suzuki
478 pages 6" x 9" Soft-cover
This book is a valuable source for those wishing to understand Zen in the context of Japanese life and art. The author describes what Zen is, how it evolved and its effect on aesthetics in Japanese culture.
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
by Paul Reps
209 pages 6" x 8" Soft-cover
A collection of Zen and Pre-Zen writings, compiled by Paul Reps, Justin’s good friend. A book forever fresh, easy to read, full of stories, mind problems, Zen experience and ancient teaching.

Blooming the Flower - T'ai Chi Chih Experiences, Volume I
Published by the
T’ai Chi Chih Association in 2002
8 Pages 8 ½"x11"
Blooming Volumes Price for Volumes
I, II or III
Price including
1 copy
Volumes I & II
Volumes 1, II & III
10 copies of same vol
25 copies of same vol

Please specify if you'd like Volume I, II or III when ordering.
Blooming the Flower - T'ai Chi Chih Experiences, Volume II
Published by the
T’ai Chi Chih Association in 2006
12 Pages 8 ½"x11"

Blooming the Spirit - T'ai hi Chih Experiences, Volume III
ublished by the
T’ai Chi Chih Association
12 Pages 8 ½"x11"

T'ai Chi Chih Booklets Price
These are a work of love. Justin's talks at Teachers' Conferences and other programs have been transcribed from audio tapes and formatted into 4" x 5 1/2" booklets. These make excellent gifts, or may be used as mementos to students at their last class session.
  Evolution Through Chi $2
  Sense and Essence $2
  The Spiritual Life $2
  Prajna $2
  Cosmic Rhythm $2
  TCC Teaching Tips $2
  Play Within a Play $2
  Booklet Set includes all of the above 12

If only booklets are ordered shipping charge is:
  • $3 for 4 booklets or less
  • $5 for 5 - 10 booklets

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