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The beginner's guide to Zen Buddhism

Author: Jean Smith
Publisher: New York : Bell Tower, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Perfect for anyone who would like to test the Zen waters before taking the plunge, this reader-friendly handbook offers the fundamentals of meditation practice and descriptions of Zen Buddhism's basic teachings. 48 photos.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Smith
ISBN: 0609804669 9780609804667
OCLC Number: 41531851
Description: xi, 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Finding What You're Seeking --
2. The Gateways of Realization: Meditation and Koans --
3. A World of Stillness and Order: The Zendo --
4. Mirrors of Practice: Sangha and Teacher --
5. Roots That Support and Nourish: A Brief History of Zen Buddhism --
6. Stepping into Ourselves: Basic Zen Teachings --
7. Words of Wisdom and Joy: Selected Texts --
8. Dispelling Delusions: Frequently Asked Questions --
9. Epilogue: Zen in Action --
10. Suggestions for Further Reading --
11. Zen Centers and Resources --
Selected Glossary of Terms in Zen Buddhism.
Responsibility: Jean Smith.
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Perfect for anyone who would like to test the Zen waters before taking the plunge, this reader-friendly handbook offers the fundamentals of meditation practice and descriptions of Zen Buddhism's basic teachings. 48 photos.

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