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Stevens, John 1947-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 346 publications in 7 languages and 6,406 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Poetry  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Tanka 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Creator, win, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Stevens
 
Most widely held works by John Stevens
Sacred calligraphy of the East by John Stevens( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the East, writing is held to be a gift from the gods, and the divinely inspired letters and characters are objects of the highest veneration. The religious significance of calligraphy has thus led to a unique development of the art of brush and ink in Japan, China, India, and Tibet. This beautifully illustrated book covers such topics as the history and spirit of Eastern calligraphy, the art of copying religious texts, the biographies of important Zen calligraphers, and practical instructions on materials and techniques for the contemporary student. No knowledge of the languages discussed is required for the reader to appreciate the study of this ancient practice."--book jacket
The art of peace by Morihei Ueshiba( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aikido is a discipline Ueshiba called the "Art of Peace." It offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict, and he believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life--in personal and business relationships, as well as in other everyday social interactions. These succinct and pithy teachings are drawn from Ueshiba's talks and writings."--Page [4] of cover
The Shambhala guide to Aikidō by John Stevens( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aikido is the "Art of Peace", a discipline that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict, practiced by over a hundred thousand Westerners. Far more than a self-defense technique, Aikido is a physical and spiritual discipline that aims at unifying the body and spirit with the natural forces of the universe, fostering compassion, wisdom, and fearlessness. This book serves as an accessible introduction to the basic principles and practices of this popular martial art. The topics covered include the biography of the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) - perhaps history's greatest warrior - highlighting the key events that led to the development of Aikido; the fundamental training methods and techniques, illustrated by dozens of photographs; the philosophical and spiritual dimensions; the distinctive styles of the principal schools; a glossary of words commonly encountered; and suggestions for further reading
The marathon monks of Mount Hiei by John Stevens( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The philosophy of Aikido by John Stevens( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Philosophy of Aikido will be of vital interest to all those who are drawn to a dynamic philosophy centered on harmony, peace and spiritual strength. The book includes 70 black-and-white illustrations of woodblock prints, calligraphy and photographs from the author's extensive collection."--BOOK JACKET
The essence of Aikidō : spiritual teachings of Morihei Ueshiba by Morihei Ueshiba( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time in English, The Essence of Aikido presents the profound philosophy of Aikido in Morihei's own words, disclosing many of the arcane secrets of Aikido's aims and methods. Considered by many to be the greatest martial artist and spiritual teacher of the twentieth century, Morihei provides a wealth of clues to the often puzzling nature of the inseparable link between the physical and spiritual aspects of Aikido, revealing the heart of the peaceful warrior's art." "The Essence of Aikido is an inspiring study of the spiritual and physical elements in Aikido, providing a resource for martial arts practitioners and philosophy students alike."--BOOK JACKET
Mountain tasting : Zen haiku by Santōka Taneda( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aikido : the way of harmony by John Stevens( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vejledning i den japanske kampsport
Zenga, brushstrokes of enlightenment( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen and the art of calligraphy : the essence of sho by Sōgen Ōmori( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sword of no-sword : life of the master warrior Tesshu by John Stevens( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Tesshu Yamaoka, a nineteenth century Japanese swordsman, calligrapher, and teacher, and discusses his writings
Lust for enlightenment : Buddhism and sex by John Stevens( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the centuries, Buddhism has responded to sexuality in a variety of fascinating ways, sometimes suppressing the sexual urge, sometimes sublimating it, sometimes cultivating it, and, on the highest levels, transforming it. This book reveals how Buddhists, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha himself, relate to the "inner fire" that drives humankind. Included are chapters on the Buddha's love life before his enlightenment and his later relationships with women; the tantric approach to sex among Buddhists of ancient India, Tibet, China, and Japan; Zen in the art of love; and a positive discussion of women and Buddhism
The secrets of Aikido by John Stevens( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in English and French and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aikido is the "Way of Peace," a martial art aimed at harmonizing body and spirit with the natural forces of the universe. In The Secrets of Aikido, John Stevens explores the hidden teachings and deeper dimensions of Aikido, especially Aikido's spiritual wisdom as taught by its Founder, Morihei Ueshiba. The book explores practices for the purification of mind and body; the tantric dimension of Aikido, unifying masculine and feminine; the Aikido science of sound and how it parallels the use of mantras and other verbal practices in various spiritual disciplines; breathing techniques for calming the spirit and returning to the source of life; the six pillars of Aikido - physical techniques based on spiritual principles that link us to a higher realm of being. Included are over two hundred photographs, calligraphies, and other artwork, including many vintage photographs of Morihei himself teaching his students
Three zen masters : Ikkyū, Hakuin, and Ryōkan by John Stevens( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dewdrops on a lotus leaf : Zen poems of Ryōkan by Ryōkan( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Japanese poet-recluse Ryokan (1758-1831) is one of the most beloved figures of Asian literature, renowned for his beautiful verse, exquisite calligraphy, and eccentric character. Deceptively simple, Ryokan's poems transcend artifice, presenting spontaneous expressions of pure Zen spirit. Like his contemporary Thoreau, Ryokan celebrates nature and the natural life, but his poems touch the whole range of human experience: joy and sadness, pleasure and pain, enlightenment and illusion, love and loneliness. This new collection of translations reflects the full spectrum of Ryokan's spiritual and poetic vision, including Japanese haiku, longer folk songs, and Chinese-style verse."--Jacket
The art of aikido : principles and essential techniques by Kisshōmaru Ueshiba( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abundant peace : the biography of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido by John Stevens( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de grote Japanse krijgskunstenaar (1883-1969)
Invincible warrior : an illustrated biography of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido by John Stevens( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Morihei Ueshibas liv og skabelsen af kampsporten aikido
Lotus moon : the poetry of the Buddhist nun Rengetsu by Rengetsu( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One pleasure of discovering the lives and teachings of the rare women we find in the history of Buddhism is seeing how they take up the tragedies in their lives and transform them. Because their stories are less accessible-finding someone like Rengetsu is a great gift. To sit with the poems of Rengetsu is to allow a teacher into the depth of one's mind.??Bonnie Myotai Treace, spiritual director of the Zen Center of New York????At 33, Otagaki Nobu renounced a world that had visited great tragedy upon her (after losing two husbands and two infant children) and was ordained a Buddhist nun, taking the name Rengetsu (Lotus Moon). Lotus Moon is a selection of her finest poetry presented in John Stevens' elegant translations and includes illustrations of her artwork and pottery
Budo secrets : teachings of the martial arts masters by John Stevens( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Budo- which can be translated as "The way of brave and enlightened activity"- martial arts and spirituality merge at the highest level of skill. Budo Secrets contains the essential teachings of Budo's greatest masters of sword, Karate, Judo, Aikido, and other disciplines. John Stevens has gathered an eclectic and historically rich collection of teachings that include principles and practice guidelines from training manuals, excerpts of texts on Budo philosophy, and instructional tales gathered from a number of sources. Since many of the martial arts masters were also fine painters and calligraphers who used brush and ink as a teaching medium, Stevens has included their artwork throughout with explanation and commentary. This book includes the training secrets of such masters as: The legendary swordsmen Miyamoto Musashi, Yagyu Renya, and Yamoaka Tesshu Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern Karate Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido Kyuzo Mifune, the greatest Judo master of the common era From a historical perspective, the lessons in this book provide a fascinating view into the minds of Japan's most esteemed martial artists. But the teachings are far from dated: Most are absolutely essential for today's martial artists regardless of school or discipline, and are applicable to fields such as business, education, and psychology."--dust jacket
 
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The Shambhala guide to Aikidō
Covers
The art of peaceThe Shambhala guide to AikidōThe philosophy of AikidoThe essence of Aikidō : spiritual teachings of Morihei UeshibaMountain tasting : Zen haikuAikido : the way of harmonyThe sword of no-sword : life of the master warrior TesshuLust for enlightenment : Buddhism and sex
Alternative Names
John Stevens aikidoka estadounidense

John Stevens Amerikaans aikidoka

Sutibunsu, Jon

Джон Стивенс

ジョン・スティーブンス

スティーブンズ, ジョン

Languages
English (175)

French (6)

Spanish (5)

Dutch (4)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Czech (1)