This book takes the formidable 100,000-word classic Zen Training by the great master Katsuki Sekida and extracts its finest gems. Student Marc Allen has carefully chosen the passages most relevant to today, producing a readable work of six chapters covering the basics of posture and breathing, stages in training, and Katsuki Sekida's brilliant commentary on the classic series of pictures called "In Search of the Missing Ox."

The result is a complete course in Zen from a modern master, simply and beautifully written, building to a tremendous conclusion: "Zen is a matter of training yourself to return to being a Buddha, for you are one from the beginning."
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