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A practical introduction to Zen history, philosophy and practices with a resource guide.
The most straightforward accessible guide to Zen practice available, PRINCIPLES OF ZEN outlines the history of Zen (the most popular form of Buddhism in the West) from the historical Buddha to contemporary Zen centres in the UK, Europe and the US. Information includes meditation postures (with illustrations), a description of what to expect on a retreat, a discussion of koans (such as ‘what is the sound of one hand clapping’ and a description of different forms of practice (Korean, Japanese and Chinese variations).
The author has a lively, friendly writing style and has been teaching Zen for more than two decades.Contraportada:
Zen is referred to again and again in popular culture but how many people really know what it is? This straightforward introductory guide offers basic background information on Zen history, philosophy and practices as well as a practical introduction to meditation. It demonstrates how meditation can help us connect (to ourselves and each other) and live more fully. It explains:
· what Zen is
· where it originated
· how it is practised
· its relevance for our life today
· where we can find out more
Martine Batchelor was a Zen Buddhist nun in Korea for ten years. She teaches Zen Buddhism at Sharpham College and leads Zen retreats worldwide. She is the author of 'Walking on Lotus Flowers' and is interested in making Zen relevant to the modern world and our daily life.
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