Idiot's Guides: Zen Living, 1st Edition

  • Domyo Sater Burk
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  • ISBN-10: 1615644334
  • ISBN-13: 9781615644339
  • DDC: 294.3927
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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In today's harried, ultra-connected, technology-laden society, it's easy to become overwhelmed. The term "zen" is used freely by those seeking to calm and simplify their lives. But to truly reap the benefits of Zen, one must understand what it is and how to change his or her thinking and actions to achieve it. Zen monk and sensei Domyo Burk shows readers how to get started on the path to enlightenment and peace, regardless of cultural or religious affiliations. In this book, readers get and introduction to what Zen is-and what it isn't.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Getting Started with Zen.
2: Introducing Zen.
3: Trying Out Zen Practice.
4: A Zen Practice of Your Own.
5: Zen Tools.
6: Zazen: Seated Meditation.
7: Mindfulness: Awareness in Everyday Life.
8: Precepts: The Zen Moral Code.
9: Karma Work: Habits of Body, Speech, and Mind.
10: Cultivating Insight: Seeking the Truth.
11: Sangha: Practicing with Others.
12: Essential Zen Teachings.
13: The Path to Liberation.
14: The Fundamental Misunderstanding.
15: The Way Things Really Are.
16: The Zen Path.
17: Letting Go of Attachment.
18: Studying the Self.
19: Taking It Deeper.
20: Enlightened About Delusion.
21: Living Zen.
22: Zen in Relationships.
23: Dealing with Challenges Zen-Style.
24: Daily Opportunities for Zen Practice.
25: Zen and Mental Health.
26: Zen When Life Is Tough.
27: Zen FAQs.
28: Mastering the Art of Living.
About the Author.