By Katsuki Sekida
Edited via Marc Allen
Katsuki Sekida used to be either a very good author and a very good Zen grasp, and his books on Zen are one of the so much accomplished ever written in English. In those pages, his former pupil Marc Allen culls the best items from the unique works to create a superbly readable, brilliantly illuminating advisor to Zen meditation.
It starts with a precis of Zen, keeps with an entire direction in Zen meditation, and ends with reviews on a Zen vintage, looking for the lacking Ox. particular practices are featured all through, akin to “One-Minute Zazen” and different gemstones which are the results of a life of learn. for college kids of Zen either new and outdated, Sekida’s teachings are an unending resource of perception and knowledge.
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A Guide to Zen: Lessons From a Modern Master by Katsuki Sekida