An introduction to Zen unlike any you’ve seen before—inspired by manga and graphic novels.
With dynamic, detailed illustrations and a semi-narrative style, Amato takes us on a visual tour of Buddhism and, using specifics to illuminate universals, dives deep into the practices and forms of Soto Zen.
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Zen explores such topics as
-A brief history of Buddhism
-An iconographic overview of various buddhas and bodhisattvas
-An introduction to the various practices of Zen including meditation (zazen), work practice (samu), and meditative eating (oryoki)
-A what’s what of holidays, ceremonies, temple instruments, and religious vestments