Books

'Sluyter is in the grand tradition of authors who interpret traditional enlightenment teachings and apply them to modern Western life ... with a rare combination of insight, clarity, wit, and pragmatic common sense.'  
– L.A. Yoga

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NATURAL MEDITATION
A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice

'This is an accessible, wise guidebook from an experienced writer and teacher who understands the process of meditation from the inside out.'
— Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child

                 

 

 

CINEMA NIRVANA
Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies

'If you spliced together DNA from Quentin Tarantino and the Dalai Lama, you'd get Dean Sluyter and he'd write this amazing book.'
— Michael Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ZEN COMMANDMENTS
Ten Suggestions for a Life of Inner Freedom

'You're not in for one hand clapping. Rather, it's both hands clapping for joy.'
The New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY THE CHICKEN CROSSED THE ROAD
And Other Hidden Enlightenment Teachings

'A brilliant, funny, profound, and crazy vision of the sacredness in everyday life.'
— Jane Cavolina, author of Growing Up Catholic