Batchelor, Martine Thorsons Way of – Zen

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Thorsons Way of – Zen

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Following on from First Directions .. this new series provides a more in-depth, sophisticated introduction. A practical introduction to Zen history, philosophy and practices with a resource guide.

The most straightforward accessible guide to Zen practice available, Way 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.

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.

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* Zen is the most popular form on Buddhism in the West

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'Be initiated into a new 'Way' of life'

Zen is referred to again and again in popular culture but how many people really know what it is? This 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 lore fully. This comprehensive introduction contains all the information you need to gain an in-depth knowledge of Zen, including:
· what Zen is
· where it originated
· how it is practised
· its relevance for our life today
· where we can find out more

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