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The Art of Just Sitting : Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza.

Author: John Daido Loori; Taigen Dan Leighton
Publisher: New York : Wisdom Publications, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This unprecedented and unparalleled volume offers essential guidance--from the most influential Buddhist masters, and from many of modern Zen's preeminent teachers--on one of Zen's two most central practices. The second edition contains three new translations by renowned scholar-practitioners. This is essential for readers interested in meditation or Eastern religion. There is no other book devoted solely to the  Read more...
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Loori, John Daido.
Art of Just Sitting : Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza.
New York : Wisdom Publications, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Daido Loori; Taigen Dan Leighton
ISBN: 9780861719495 0861719492 1282727567 9781282727564
OCLC Number: 781336337
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages)
Contents: Editor's Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Editor's Note --
Guidepost of Silent Illumination --
Cultivating the Empty Field --
Zazengi: Rules for Zazen --
Fukanzazengi: Universal Recommenations for Zazen --
Zazenshin: Lancet of Seated Meditation --
Zazen Yojinki: Notes on What To Be Aware of in Zazen --
Shikantaza --
The Tenzo Kyokun and Shikantaza --
The Wholehearted Way --
No Dualism --
Commentary on Fukanzazengi --
How to Sit --
To Live Is Just to Live --
To Study the Self --
On "Silent Illumination" --
Nanyue Polishes a Tile --
Yaoshan's Non-Thinking. Suzuki Roshi's Practice of Shikantaza --
A Coin Lost in the River Is Found in the River --
Just Sitting --
Will You Sit with Me? --
Yangshan's State of Mind --
Appendix --
Who's Who --
Permissions Credits --
Index --
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This unprecedented and unparalleled volume offers essential guidance--from the most influential Buddhist masters, and from many of modern Zen's preeminent teachers--on one of Zen's two most central practices. The second edition contains three new translations by renowned scholar-practitioners. This is essential for readers interested in meditation or Eastern religion. There is no other book devoted solely to the very important Zen practice of Shikantaza (literally, "just sitting").

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