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0865470804 Taking the Path of Zen

0865470804 Taking the Path of Zen

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Taking
the
Path
of
Zen
By
Robert
Aitken
With
a
Foreword
by
Gary
Snyder
$9.50
There
is
a fine
art
to
presenting complex ideas
with
simplicity and
insight
,in a
manner
thatboth
guides and inspires.InTAKINGTHEPATH
OF ZEN
Robert
Aitken
presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale,
and
ideology
of
Zen
Buddhism
with
remarkable clarity. Asone
of
he few
West-
ern Roshis (the
Zen
title
"Roshi" means"teach er") Robert
Aitken
is
at
once faithful
to
Easterntradition
and
to uniquely
Western
problemsand
attitudes
.
TAKING
THEPATHOFZEN
will serve
as
orientation
and
guide
foranyonewho
is
drawn
to
the ways
of
Zen,
from the sim pi y curious to theserious
Zen student
.
The
foundation
of
Zen
is
the practice
of
zazen,
or meditation,andAitken
Roshi insists
that
everything flows from this center.
He
discussescorrect
breathing,
posture,routine, teacher
student
relations,andkoan
study
,
as
well
as
common
problems and milestones encounteredin the process.
Throughout
the book the authorreturns
to
zazen, offering further adviceandmoreadvanced techniques.
The
orientationextends
to
various religious
attitudes
and includes detaileddiscussions
of
he Three Treasures and the TenPrecepts
of
Zen
Buddhism
.These subtleandcomplex ethical structuresareusually introducedto the serious
student
of
Zen
onlyafteryears
of
meditation
and study.As citizens
of
a troubled world,facingwarand exploi tation and the possibili ty
of
annihilation,people are questioning
with
some urgency thebasic tenetsoflife.
Aitken
Roshi s purpose inpresenting this comprehensive introduction to
Zen
Buddhism
is
to
offer
Zen
practice morewidelyasan
option
in the
human
search to resolvesuch questions.
ISBN:0-86547-080-4
 
Taking
the
Path
of Zen
Robert
Ai
tken
North
Point PressSan Francisco
1982

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