: 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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See katsuuki 60 reviews. Having said that, the idea of tying thoughts to a physical action breathing is appealing. Finally I found a book in the practice of Zen that explains in detail and in a practical way the physiology of attention, breathing, the nen, Rinzai categories so that Zen is now so interesting for me.

Instant Wisdom, Clarity, and Calm. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Be warned — this is not a beach read. Emptying the mind is important part of Zen but it is not the ultimate zem. At the same time, I can’t help but believe that some katsuk the ways Zen is ‘westernized’ take it away from fundamentals of practice.

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The clear, concise yet detailed explanations make it uncomplicated and practical. It should traibing on the shelves of all libraries. Sounds counter-zen, doesn’t it? Methods and Philosophy Shambhala Classics on your Kindle in under a minute. May 15, Marian rated it it was amazing. Traijing raise this to point out, that “new age trash” is to you, as Sekida is to other Zen schools.


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Can you cease your thoughts just by tensing your body? The book marked a turning point in Zen literature in its critical reevaluation of the enlightenment experience, which the author believes has often been emphasized at the I know this would go away with practice, however, I am not sure if I’ll follow it.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. How to Build a Sustainable Daily Practice. This text deals with the methods and traijing of Zen training. A thousand flowers are in their lovely bloom. Easily readable, demystifies the practice katxuki meditation.

Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy

This is the book that helped me to understand how the body breathes–it then informed my pilates and yoga practice. Sep 29, Murf rated it really liked it. The book is truly a classic. Featuring in-depth interviews, an extensive database of biographies, news, articles, podcasts, teacher blogs, events, directories and more, this site is zne to offering the public a range of views in the sphere of Zen Buddhist thought.

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This is an excellent book for those looking trainign deepen or solidify their practice with zazen. Also, this book has charts and tables and all kinds of analytical tools for people like me who really thrive on that kind of presentation of material.


May 11, Jessica rated it really liked it. Katsuki Sekida’s “Zen training” is a book full of deep insights. For the purpose of whether one would want to pursue Zen. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I learned the difference between Zen meditation vs meditation in Yoga. It also really inspired me and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to read a solid book on Zen. Read more Read less.

Your point about being open minded is well-made. Start reading Zen Training: I have heard of this before, but I had never been presented with such a method. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Explore the Home Gift Guide. Any book that begins with a chapter on “one-minute zazen” gets high marks If you can get past the irony of learning about ineffable Zen teachings from a book, this kahsuki a very good Zen book indeed.

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