Herding the Ox

Herding the Ox: Martial Arts as Moral Metaphor uses the Ten Oxherding Pictures of Zen as a springboard to discuss the spiritual and ethical dimensions of martial arts training. 

By combining historical vignettes about some of Japan's greatest warriors with thought provoking analysis, it illuminates the relationship between Zen concepts and real-life experience in the martial arts.

Written by a martial artist who is also a professional educator, Herding the Ox takes the reader on an entertaining and enlightening journey into the search for a deeper meaning in the martial arts. 

Author: John Donohue

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Dr. John Donohue pulls from his knowledge of Social Science, anthropology, and his study and experience of the martial arts, to provide an enlightening perspective on how the study of martial arts can provide an opportunity for spiritual as well a physical development
— Joel

The Art of Harmony

This collection of inspirational passages and anecdotes blends the common-sense thinking of western philosophy and the mystical wisdom of eastern disciplines. It is based on the belief that our journey through life is most peaceful and fulfilling when we learn to recognise and take charge of our chosen destiny, knowing when to direct the flow and when to yield to it. Organised in an easy-to-read format and grouped by subjects such as truth, chaos, freedom and wisdom, this book encourages each reader to freely discover his or her own road to inner harmony.

Author: Sang H. Kim

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android


A great meditation aid. The verses are organized into thematic chapters, making it easy to find one that suits your mood. Just don’t let anyone borrow your copy - I did and had a tough getting it back!
— Phoenix Rising magazine