shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Aug 10th - Narrative Therapy Certificate: Actively engage and leave empowered to implement change [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Aug 14th - Deep Summer Retreat [Hugh Smiley]
Sep 4th - The Deepest Kindness: ACT and the Therapeutic Relationship [Ottawa River Psychology Group]
Sep 14th - Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice: Five-Day Intensive in Toronto [Leading Edge Seminars]
Sep 23rd - Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Free shipping across Canada for all orders over $50. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Zen Penguins: The Art of Keeping Chill
Chester, Jonathan
Andrews & McMeel / Softcover / 2016-01-01 / 144946923X
counter displays
price: $12.99 (may be subject to change)
64 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 7-10 business days

What is the sound of one flipper flapping?

It's a long way from the Zen temples of the Himalaya to the barren icescapes of Antarctica, but as this little book discovers, the chubby flightless birds of the far south are true masters of the Zen way. Their life lessons bring a little lighthearted enlightenment to us all.

"The obstacle is the path." "Live the life in front of you." "Be Still. Stay Chill." What better creature to teach us to live in the moment and be flexible and chill out (so we won't flip out!) than the biped birds at the bottom of the earth? Penguins are intuitive, practical, and cooperative; they naturally know the art of keeping chill. Jonathan Chester's renowned penguin photography whimsically illustrates the sage Zen wisdom presented here in every enlightened spread.

With their preternatural composure, it’s easy to imagine penguins as little Zen masters. They are patient, tolerant, aware of their surroundings, and live in the moment…all tenets of the Zen philosophy. A penguin’s life is not an easy life, and yet the Zen masters of the Antarctic waddle on. What can they teach us? As this little book shows, quite a lot actually.

"To endow animals with human emotions has long been a scientific taboo. But if we do not, we risk missing something fundamental, about both animals and us."—Frans de Waal

About the Author:

Jonathan Chester has been a professional photographer for 30 years shooting on all 7 continents.. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Chester has previously worked on the books Flipping Brilliant: A Penguin's Guide to a Happy Life and To Love Is to Fly.

Writer Patrick Regan lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and is the author of numerous gift, trade, humor, and children's books.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
counter displays