2. New Titles
  3. Lifestyle
  4. A Monk’s Guide to Staying Calm: 45 Morning and Evening Routine Habits


The third book of the Monk Series (the first of the series A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind is now available at Penguin Random House) will teach you how to stay calm in stressful everyday situations.

For those whose work involve high stress situations, it is crucial to establish habits that keep their minds calm and clear. You can come up with many ways to achieve this—running, meditating, and etc.,—but these never really get to the bottom of the problem. It’s time to turn to the time tested wisdom of Zen Buddhism. People in Japan, including former and current prime ministers, have benefited from Buddhism practices. This book is filled with these practical advices, specifically what to do in the morning and evening, in order to stay calm to the end of the day. The author is a practicing monk at a famous Zen temple in Japan, where the government officials of high ranks go seek help.  


About the Author

Mr. Shoshu Hirai is a chief monk at Zenshoan, a Rinzai Zen temple in Japan. He

has been practicing Zen Buddhism for about 30 years. Besides his daily duties at

the temple, Mr. Hirai regularly gives lectures at government offices, companies,

and universities on Zen Buddhism and its application to everyday life. His books

include Introduction to Zen, Power of Forgetfulness, and many others.  

New Home Page