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Orders are still being accepted and will be shipped out once a week.

Justin Stone's Books and Recommended Reading List

  Title / Author / Price Description


Abandon Hope!
The Way to Fulfillment
by Justin Stone


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.

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

The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura

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. 76 pages 6" x 9" Soft-cover

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


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.

118 pages
6" x 9", soft cover


The First and Last Freedom
by Krishnamurti

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. 288 pages 5“ x 8" soft-cover

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.

The Heart of the Buddhist Meditation

by Nyanaponika Thera

A handbook of mental training based on the Buddha’s Way of Mindfulness (Satipatthana). 223 pages 5" x 8" Soft-cover


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


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. 88 pages
5" x 8 ", soft cover


The Joy of Meditation
by Justin Stone


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.

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

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


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.

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

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


(French, Italian, Spanish translations are $3.95 each)

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.

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

Songs of Kabir
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

“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.’”

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



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.

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

Swampland Flowers: The Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta Hui
Translated by J. C. Cleary

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. 125 pages 5" x 8" soft-cover
The Sword of No-Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu
by John Stevens

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. 169 pages 7" x 10" soft-cover
Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tsu

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. 107 pages 4 ½" x 3" Soft-cover

Tentatively Forever
by Justin Stone



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.

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

Zen and Japanese Culture
by D. T. Suzuki

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. 478 pages 6" x 9" Soft-cover
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
by Paul Reps

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. 209 pages 6" x 8" Soft-cover


Zen Meditation - A Broad View
by Justin Stone


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. 157 pages 5" x 8" Soft-cover
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.
Cosmic Rhythm $2.00
Evolution Through Chi $2.00
Play Within a Play $2.00
Prajna $2.00
Sense and Essence $2.00
TCC Teaching Tips $2.00
The Spiritual Life $2.00
Booklet Set includes all 7 booklets $12.00
Blooming, Booklets and Other Items Price
Blooming the Flower - T'ai Chi Chih Experiences, Volume I $3.00
Blooming the Flower - T'ai Chi Chih Experiences, Volume II $3.00
Blooming the Spirit - T'ai Chi Chih Experiences, Volume III $3.00
Blooming the Flower - T'ai Chi Chih Experiences, Volume I & II $5.00
Blooming the Flower - T'ai Chi Chih Experiences, Volume I, II & III $7.00
One Blooming Volume: 10 copies $15.00
One Blooming Volume: 25 copies $25.00
Other Items Price
JOY Blank Card Set (3 cards) $10.00
TCC Bumper Sticker $  3.00

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