Archive for the ‘books/CD/DVD’ Category

Express Yourself with Sumi Ink Painting and Calligraphy

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

sumi calligraphyWhether you consider yourself an artist or just a “dabbler,” there is something so wonderful about the Japanese art of Sumi ink painting. A close relative of calligraphy, Sumi ink painting is usually a monochromatic technique that relies on water-based inks along with special pens and brushes. Whether it is calligraphic writing or Sumi painting, there are four essential implements in this East Asian art form: they are the paper, ink, brush and inkstone. In China these four items are known as the Four Treasures of the Study, and in Korea the Four Friends of the Study.


It’s Almost Spring – Time to Start Planning Your Zen Garden

Friday, March 1st, 2013

zen rock gardeningIn case you’re not familiar with the concept of a Zen garden, let’s just say “it’s not your grandmother’s garden,” and probably not your mom’s either.  As nontraditional as Zen gardening may be to the Western eye, it has an effect on people that borders on transformational.  One visitor who sat in the Zen rock garden at London’s Three Wheels Temple said this: “It is very hard to explain… suddenly you feel a great peace and you feel just completely happy sitting there.  All your mind wants to do is be there, taking in the tiny details like the shapes of the rocks and little patches of purple in the dark green of the moss.”


Transforming Your Life for the New Year

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

With the New Year approaching, many of us are feeling optimistic and looking towards setting goals and resolutions for an empowering and successful New Year. If you are looking for some help with putting your intentions into action, author Bill Phillips has developed a personalized and realistic plan to invigorate the body, mind and spirit to become healthier, happier and more fulfilled in the process.

Having led more than a million people to improve their health over the past eleven years with his program Body-for-Life®, Bill Phillips is a self described student and teacher. Delving into both ancient and modern healing traditions and cultures to discover the connection between mind, body and spirit led him to write Transformation.

Transformation is an insightful and guided process that reshapes the “whole person. Each step will help you understand and expand your awareness, refocus your mindset and heal the emotional hurts of the past to attain your greatest transformative self. It will also help you achieve a sustainable healthy lifestyle and begin living more compassionately. The book includes wonderful and inspiring stories from people who have reinvented their lives through his teachings.
If you have the desire and struggle with some habits you would like change in the New Year, understanding nutrition, exercise, and mindset are all key to getting started and living your live with intention.

Transformation will offer you the direction, support and encouragement to make a different and realize your true potential. Chopa is helping you make the change you desire with a special offer. Transformation is just $13.98, half off the cover price.

Becoming your Best Self

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Sara Wiseman is an internationally recognized Spiritual teacher, author, intuitive, and musician. Having experienced a spiritual awakening and transformation in 2008, she has since devoted her life to helping others find their path of soul growth. She has taught and worked privately as a spiritual teacher for thousands of clients around the world. Ms. Wiseman is much more than an author. She offers an array of coaching, teaching and guidance. Among her services are Intuitive Readings, Clarity Coaching, E-Mail Readings and Intuitive Training. She is also a vocalist and songwriter for the Martyrs of Sound musical group, creators of amazing Healing Music.

Among the books she has written, one of our favorites is Becoming Your Best Self: The Guide to Clarity, Inspiration and Joy. Becoming Your Best Self is a practical and informative book on using and improving your intuition. What if you could receive Divine guidance at any time? What if you could clearly see your highest potential? What if you could heal the past, live joyfully in the present, and manifest your dreams in the future? In this insightful book, Sara shows how you can, by using your intuition, even if you have never used it before.

She will teach you how to establish a direct connection with the Divine that will raise your vibration, heal your heart, allow instant access to the Universal information, and transform your life in the process.
We invite you to read her book and learn more about Sara by visiting her website at Sign up for her blogs about spirituality, intuition, life’s path, life’s purpose, soul growth, healing and so much more.

She also hosts her own Radio show, ASK SARA on Wednesdays and Fridays. As Sara describes it, “Two shows, two days, two ways to grow. It’s you and me with our hair down…and it’s fun!”

Ask Sara can be found Wednesdays, 4PM (PST) on CBS SKY RADIO, Call in Live at 248-545-SOUL.

Her second show is available on Contact Talk Radio (CTR) on Friday’s at 11:00AM (PST). Call in Live at 877-230-3062.
With over 1.5 million listeners on CBS The Sky and over 60,000 subscribers on CTR, you can join the fun by calling in for free readings, advice and to ask questions about your own path.

Chopa Adds 30 New Titles of Meditation Books, CDs and DVDs!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Chopa is known for being the leader in Zen home décor and Zen-inspired living, with an unparalleled selection of Shoji room dividers, Japanese furniture, garden fountains, kimonos and meditation gongs, among many other Japanese and Zen items in our online store.  One would expect a purveyor of “all things Zen” to sell quite a few books, DVDs and CDs on meditation and yoga, but up until recently Chopa has had a very small selection of these.

Now, thanks to our recent inventory expansion, Chopa is proud to offer a whole new line of books, CDs and DVDs that will teach you how to properly meditate.  Several other yoga meditation books are available on this new section of the site.    Now, in addition to finding great gift ideas and terrific new home furnishings, you can count on Chopa for Buddhist meditation CDs, or a book on how to meditate for beginners. (more…)