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The Zen Trader

How ancient wisdom can help you master your mind and the markets

By Peter Castle

Paperback £35.00 / $45.00
eBook £26.50 / $33.00
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The Zen Trader

How ancient wisdom can help you master your mind and the markets

By Peter Castle

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Trading is a stressful occupation, with mental and emotional traps on every side. Our instincts drive us to self-destruction: holding plummeting stocks in the hope of a sudden recovery, or obsessing over the minute-to-minute movements of our holdings.

What if there were a trader who knew how to avoid these traps, and could teach us to trade from a place of inner calm and peace of mind?

Peter Castle has been a successful trader in financial markets for almost 30 years. He also happens to be a Zen monk. Peter’s unique perspective gives him unrivalled insight into how the wisdom of Zen can empower us to master our minds, and so achieve success in the markets.

Many guides to using Zen avoid clear prescriptions and rely instead on cryptic quotes. In The Zen Trader, Peter demystifies both trading and Zen, using decades of experience, sharing dozens of real-life examples, and explaining clearly the systems that enable mastery of both disciplines.

He teaches us how to limit distraction, focus attention, detach from problematic emotions, be true to ourselves, and embrace the unlimited opportunities that exist in our professional and personal lives.

Following Peter’s wisdom, you too can become a Zen Trader.

About the author

Peter Castle (Rev. Taishin Shodo) has been trading for almost 30 years, over 20 of them full-time.
During that time, he has developed stress-free methods to trade, adopting the philosophy Less is More. Peter also has a passion for teaching and coaching. After many years of studying Buddhism throughout Asia and Australia, including a two-year residency in a monastery, Peter is now ordained as a Zen priest in the Mugendo Zen Kai tradition (Order of the Boundless Way). He attributes his success and happiness in life to the study of Zen.

Media coverage

From AlphaMind Podcast:

Peter started to incorporate some of the teaching of his learnings from Buddhism, into a mental process which helped him to cope better with demands placed on him as a trader. This was to have a hugely positive impact on how he managed himself in markets, how he processed information and how he made trading… Read more »

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Published: 26/04/2022
Pages: 226
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9780857198266
ebook - ISBN 9780857198273
audio - ISBN 0000000000067
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