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Mind Body Zen: Waking up to Your Lifeby Jeffrey Maitland
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In Mind Body Zen, long-time Zen student, world-renowned Rolfer, and former philosophy professor Jeffrey Maitland combines his expertise across the mind-body-zen spectrum to help bridge theEast-West gap in spiritual practice.
Tackling the prevailing misconception that Zen is a philosophy, Maitland provides an in-depth explanation of why Zen is an eminently practical, grounded discipline.He emphasizes the power of simple, direct experience that lies at the heart of Zen. Maitland's training in philosophy as well as bodywork distinguishes Mind Body Zen from many other books onthe market. Drawing on his Rolfing expertise and years of applied meditation practice, he also offers techniques for healers across many systems and disciplines to more effectively work with their clients. Threadedthroughout these discussions are the insights of Joshu Sasaki Roshi, founder of Mt. Baldy Zen Center, best known by some as Leonard Cohen's teacher, still actively teaching at age 102 but whose work has rarelybeen published. Mind Body Zen will appeal to the growing number of Western Buddhists and spiritual seekers interested in Zen or meditation. Somatic therapists, psychotherapists, and healers of everypersuasion will also find the connection between Zen and healing to be of great interest.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In a book aimed at Western Buddhists and spiritual seekers interested in learning more about Zen, the author provides an in-depth explanation of the Eastern discipline and offers Zen techniques for healers. By the author of Spacious Body. Original.
About the Author
Hokaku Jeffrey Maitland, PhD, is an ordained Zen monk, an energy healer, and Certified Advanced Rolfer, one of seven Certified Advanced Rolfing Instructors in the world. A former professor of philosophy at Purdue University, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ.
Preface contributor Harold D. Roth, an expert on Taoism, is a professor of philosophy at Brown University and the author of Original Tao.
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