: Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy (Shambhala Classics) ( ): Katsuki Sekida: Books. 23 Dec Katsuki Sekida (—) was a Japanese lay Soto Zen teacher who Sekida authored the book Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy. 5 Oct My translation of Mumonkan was done by Katsuki Sekida, and both his translation and his commentary in the volume (which also includes his.

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I’ve learned trainning about meditation reading the first few chapters of this book than attending to several intro to meditation workshops for the last 2 years.

Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy

Read the first couple of chapters if you can get your hands on it. At the same time, I can’t help but believe that some of the ways Zen is ‘westernized’ take it away from fundamentals of practice.

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View my complete profile. The book can be very dry and difficult to read at times. Not meditation instruction manual, but clinical viewpoint.

Buy the selected items together Seiida item: Featured Post Mumonkan, Koan Established in as trining grassroots initiative, Sweeping Zen is a digital archive of information on Zen Buddhism. This book is immediately useful and impactful and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn and practice zazen, the meditative discipline of Zen Buddhism.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Aziz uses engaging stories, humor, and disarming vulnerability to cut through the nice conditioning and liberate the authentic you. I’m not much of a fan of dogmatic ritual in Zen either; it seems counterproductive in the extreme. The book marked a turning point in Kstsuki literature in its critical reevaluation of the enlightenment experience, which the author believes has often been emphasized at the expense of other important aspects of Zen training.


Sponsored products related to this item. The student must learn to live in the ordinary world, while yet retaining the quality of his experience of absolute samadhi.

I always think when it comes to reading the philosophy or training of a person that it is important to ask, what the person has to gain by writing this. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Perhaps having an open mind of all spiritual paths trainlng more prudent Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice. I found it to be very kateuki.

A great book, but likely not a good first book on meditation and Zen.

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Your point about being open minded is well-made. April 15, Sold by: The two that leap to mind immediately are inspiration for inhalation, and expiration for exhalation.

Imagine what it would be like to see a flower for the first time. The book is absolutely amazing. Trivia About Zen Training: Any book that begins with a chapter on “one-minute zazen” gets high marks from this impatient Westerner.

I totally agree with your appraisal. Apr 24, Lakmus rated it liked it Shelves: It is truly objective as well, so much information, and so much possibility to learn from this book.

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The very detailed discussion of the tanden and proper posture has really helped me to remain clear-minded as I sit.

Trraining book if you want to get more out of your meditations. Other than the fact that it’s like kahsuki to read a book to learn to drive a car, this book is fantastic.

Five minutes is all it takes to make mindfulness a part of your everyday routine. Sep 28, Jose rated it ,atsuki was amazing. The Classic Book of Zen Koans. The Author provides the best explanation possible of the methods of breathing and their effect on brain slowing and calming.

Ultimately, however, it is the concentrated and serious spirit of the book that most tellingly establishes its value to those interested in Zen. An open mind Zen author who gives lot’s of very helpful instructions to paractice Zen and specially Zazen. View or edit your browsing history.

The author seems very serious at first, but rereadings make him appear more playful. Quotes from Zen Training: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Also, this book has charts and tables and It’s taken me months to read this book, which is highly unusual for me.

Full of short, easy meditations for any time of day and on-the-go.