ISBN 9781844515172,Endless Path Zen

Endless Path Zen



Flame Tree Publishing

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9781844515172

ISBN-10 1844515176


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

Religion: general

At its core, Zen Buddhism is the attempt to understand the meaning of life directly, without being misled by logical thought, or language. It tries to free the mind from the slavery of words and intervention of intellect by learning how to see into one's true nature through meditation. Those who practice it are concerned with the direct experience, the 'here and now' rather than the 'what if'. Zen Buddhism's emphasis on simplicity and the importance of the natural world has also generated a distinctive aesthetic. In Japan, and increasingly in the Western world, millions of people have been influenced by Zen through arts such as calligraphy, painting, poetry, music, garden landscaping, tea ceremony and flower arranging. Endless Path: Zen is a guide to help you understand and begin practicing the basics of Zen Buddhism, to be used in the everyday routine of daily living through meditation, koan study, gardening, cooking - even making the tea!