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On Zen Practice

Body, Breath, and Mind

Published by Wisdom Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861717354

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Raves and Reviews

"An American classic. Delicious and nourishing spiritual food to enrich our practice."

– Taigen Dan Leighton, author of Faces of Compassion

"On Zen Practice is not just a manual on Zen training but an invaluable guide to personal transformation."

– John Daido Loori Roshi, abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery and editor of The Art of Just Sitting

"This beautiful book is a rich weave of wisdom, practicality, and heart."

– Joan Halifax Roshi, head teacher of Upaya Zen Center

"A solid and seasoned handbook."

– Publishers Weekly

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