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On Zen Practice: Body, Breath and Mindby Hakuyu T Maezumi
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This updated landmark volume makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and students. Conceived as an overarching primer on the practice of Zen, chapters in this volume address every aspect of practice: beginning practice, shikantaza, chanting, sesshin, working with Mu, and the nature of koans.
In the intervening years since the publication of the earlier edition, countless books have appeared on Zen. Few, if any, have approached the strengths of On Zen Practice as a reference or teaching tool, and the book retains a lively, immediate quality that will appeal to today's readers.
An anthology offers original contributions and newly edited dharma talks and commentaries previously published in the 1970s on such topics as sitting, beginning practice, chanting, and working with koans.
For the first time in decades, the teachings formative to American Zen teachers and students are now available in one comprehensive volume. Conceived as an overarching primer on the practice of Zen, this landmark volume address's every aspect of practice: beginning practice, shikantaza, chanting, sesshin, working with Mu, and the nature of koans. Retaining the lively, immediate quality of the previous edition, On Zen Practice is an essential tool for the new generation of Zen practitioners.
This landmark volume brings together teachings formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and practitioners. On Zen Practice addresses every critical aspect of Zen Practice: beginning meditation, shikantaza (just sitting), the nature of koans, working with Mu, retreats, chanting and more. Its contributors are some of modern Zen's foremost teachers.
A landmark volume, this workbook makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and students. These teachings have been reorganized and worked into a classic introduction to Zen.
About the Author
Taizan Maezumi, a successor to masters representing three major lines of Zen teaching, was the founding abbot and resident master of the Zen Center of Los Angeles. He died in 1995.
Bernie Glassman, the co-founder with the late Sandra Jishu Holmes of the Zen Peacemaker Order, is the author of Bearing Witness and Infinite Circle. He lives in Massachusetts.
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