• The Banyan Deer

    The Banyan Deer

    A moving story of compassion The Banyan Deer highlights courage, triumph, and the meaning of wisdom. Beautifully illustrated by Richard Wehrman, and elegantly told, this book makes an ideal gift for anyone facing transitions or rites of passage.

  • The Hungry Tigress

    The Hungry Tigress

    In this definitive edition, completely updated and rewritten with expanded commentaries and two new sections, Rafe Martin brings together a fascinating array of stories from the Buddhist tradition.

  • Endless Path

    Endless Path

    Ten ancient stories and new commentary reveal the practical power of imagination in spiritual development and everyday life.

  • One Hand Clapping

    One Hand Clapping

    The stories in this collection come from the Zen Buddhist tradition, from tales told by the Buddha himself to anecdotes from the lives of the Zen masters of China and Japan who helped pass on the Buddha’s teachings.

  • Straight to the Heart of Zen

    Straight to the Heart of Zen

    One of the greatest aids to spiritual advancement was invented in China over a thousand years ago. We know it by its Japanese name, the koan, which Zen master Philip Kapleau describes as a direct and profound presentation of the truth.

  • The Monkey Bridge

    The Monkey Bridge

    In this traditional Buddhist folktale from India, humans learn from the animals: the monkey king’s action and wisdom serve as a model for the king of the humans.

  • Awakening to Zen

    Awakening to Zen

    “True awakening,” Roshi Kapleau has said, “is not a ‘high’ that keeps one in the clouds of an abstract oneness, but a realization that brings one solidly down to earth into the world of toil and struggle.”

  • Fooligh Rabbit's Big Mistake

    Foolish Rabbit's Big Mistake

    Rafe’s retelling of a well-known jataka tale which illustrates how jumping to conclusions can lead to trouble. It is the story of how a little rabbit misinterprets a loud crash, and how a brave lion’s common sense restores order to chaos.

  • The Brave Little Parrot

    The Brave Little Parrot

    In this traditional Buddhist folktale from India, humans learn from the animals: the monkey king’s action and wisdom serve as a model for the king of the humans.