The Phoenix Centre Press — Wayne’s Books

The Phoenix Centre Press —
Where Mindfulness meets Zen Living

Wayne C. Allen

Wel­come! I’m Glad You’re Here!

I’m a retired psy­chother­a­pist; dur­ing my 32-year career, I coun­selled over 1000 clients. And one thing they said was: “Why don’t you write a book?”

They want­ed to work with what I was say­ing to them — to prac­tice — to learn to “do” life dif­fer­ent­ly.

They wanted to begin living elegantly

So, back in 2004 I start­ed writ­ing…

… and I’ve writ­ten 5 books and a well­ness pro­gram, as well as sev­er­al free book­lets. All are designed to help any­one make pro­found shifts in their being.

And I created The Phoenix Centre Press to make my books widely available.

Zen and coun­selling are the under­pin­nings
for all of my books and prod­ucts.

  • What I’m say­ing is, my approach to writ­ing, life, and relat­ing comes first of all from my love of Zen. I empha­size liv­ing in the now and tak­ing full respon­si­bil­i­ty for “how every­thing goes.”

  • And my 32 years of coun­selling has led me to some impor­tant insights about how peo­ple live, com­mu­ni­cate, and enact with the world. Prob­lems abound, and I’ve come up with some solu­tions you real­ly need to check out!

That’s the intro — here’s a bit more about The Phoenix Centre Press for the detail-minded among you!

I wrote and self-pub­lished my first book back in 1994 — it was a col­lec­tion of ther­a­py sto­ries called “Sto­ries from the Sea of Life.”

The sto­ries were pret­ty well writ­ten, if I do say so myself — (the book is out of print, but you can have a PDF copy for free by sign­ing up for our mail­ing list — see form to the right.) I was less than impressed with the look of the book.

So, I formed a pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny, and took mat­ters into my own hands.

Our first book, This End­less Moment, rolled off the press­es in 2004. It’s our biggest sell­er, and is new­ly revised — and called — wait for it This End­less Moment 2nd. edi­tion.

Please, take the time to look around, to down­load some of the free stuff, and use the resources you find here to begin a deep round of self-explo­ration. Your life will be dif­fer­ent after you start. We know this and cel­e­brate this real­i­ty.


The Watcher

A Responsible Discipline for
Managing the Voices in Your Head

The Watcher

Learn to man­age the voic­es in your head by estab­lish­ing an “Observ­er / Coach” per­sona. This book­let pro­vides prac­ti­cal lessons for learn­ing to be in charge of your inner the­atre. An excel­lent resource if you’re deal­ing with depres­sion.

You can have this book­let for
.99 instead of 4.99!

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This Endless Moment 2nd. edition

A guide to self-actualization

The 2nd. edi­tion of This End­less Moment is avail­able!

The new ver­sion has 60 plus more pages of insights and helps, includ­ing a sec­tion on Zen. There’s also a sec­tion of exer­cis­es.

This Endless Moment 2nd. edition

Available formats:

** Paper­back: 226 pages
** E‑book dig­i­tal down­loads
** PDF down­load

* Pub­lish­er: The Phoenix Cen­tre Press
(Jan­u­ary 30, 2017)
* Lan­guage: Eng­lish
* ISBN: 978–0‑9877192–9‑4

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Sam­ple Chap­ter

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Our Books and Prod­ucts

The. Best. Relationship. Ever.

Purchase options:

Paper­back (220 pages): $20.00,
Dig­i­tal E‑Book edi­tions $2.99,
PDF Down­load $4.00

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Ele­gant, Inti­mate Relat­ing
is an art. It requires atten­tion, focus and per­sis­tence. My new book, The. Best. Rela­tion­ship. Ever., is packed with guid­ance, exer­cis­es, and direc­tions for dras­ti­cal­ly improv­ing your rela­tion­ship.

Find Your Perfect Partner

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Paper­back (142 pages): $20.00,
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Back in 1999, I wrote a book­let called “The List of 50.” Part of a series of free book­lets on aspects of rela­tion­ships, “The List” was a guide to decid­ing whom you want to be in rela­tion­ship with, and then putting what you decide into action.

My clients, since then, have asked me to expand upon this con­cept of con­scious dat­ing. So, I com­plete­ly re-wrote the book­let into a 140 page book.

In addi­tion to revis­ing the struc­ture and con­tents of the book­let, I have includ­ed com­ments from read­ers, as well as sam­ple Lists of 50.


Half Asleep in the Buddha Hall

Available formats:

* Paper­back book, 204 pages, $20.00,
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Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall is a light-heart­ed guide to liv­ing life ful­ly and deeply. Using Zen sto­ries old and new, illus­tra­tions and exer­cis­es, Wayne C. Allen takes you on a walk through the work­ings of your mind, heart, and soul.

For those who love East­ern thought, and equal­ly for those who are fear­less explor­ers of their inter­nal space, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall is an eye-open­ing jaunt through the ages-while always bring­ing you into direct con­tact with your­self-in this moment.

Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall is designed to help you to see the wis­dom that is con­tained in sim­plic­i­ty, in “not know­ing,” and in ful­ly liv­ing your life.

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This Endless Moment 2nd. edition

Available formats:

* Paper­back book, 226 pages, $20.00,
Dig­i­tal E‑Book edi­tions $2.99,
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This Endless Moment

New­ly revised in 2017, this is an amaz­ing book on liv­ing the enlight­ened life. A peren­ni­al best-sell­er at The Haven, and used as a text­book for new ther­a­pists, this book quite sim­ply changes lives.

Worth­while change comes at a price. If you’re tired of the same old rela­tion­ships, the same sit­u­a­tions crop­ping up again and again, and you find your­self stuck in the mid­dle, then right now, you can do some­thing about it! It’s time to decide! If you are will­ing to com­mit to liv­ing the life you have dreamed of, sur­round­ed by mean­ing­ful and deep rela­tion­ships, while mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence in the world, you need This End­less Moment.

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Finding Your Flexibility — Book and Online Videos

Available format:

* down­load­able pdf book, and Online videos 40.00
ON SALE $21.00

Finding Your Flexibility

Dar­bel­la and I were asked to lead a 3‑hour sem­i­nar on alter­na­tives to drugs for pain man­age­ment for Ontar­i­o’s Work­place Safe­ty & Insur­ance Board (WSIB.) At the end of the sem­i­nar, we offered to run an all day work­shop. We devel­oped a book and CD pack­age that became the back­bone of the pro­gram.

The book from the pack­age has been re-worked to be of ben­e­fit to any­one who wish­es to gain (or regain) flex­i­bil­i­ty, free­dom of move­ment, and peace of mind, and we’ve tak­en the videos from the DVD and put them online, for you to use as guides.

We’ve put a short video on the Infor­ma­tion page, so have a look, and order the set—it’s for any­one want­i­ng to estab­lish a Med­i­ta­tion Prac­tice, too.

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About the Author: Wayne C. Allen is known on the web as the Sim­ple Zen Guy. Wayne was a Pri­vate Prac­tice Coun­sel­lor in Ontario until June of 2013. Wayne is the author of five books, the lat­est being The. Best. Rela­tion­ship. Ever.
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