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Shikantaza: An Introduction to Zazen

by Shohaku Okumura

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This book is a treasure. If you want to understand zen and how to practice zazen, this beautiful small book is unmatched. It is put together by Okumura Roshi, a great zen master, and translator and student of Kosho Uchiyama. This book has many sections in it from Eihei Dogen's writings, such as from the Shobogenzo, as well as sayings about zen from Kodo Sawaki. This book gives very specific instructions how to practice zazen from the words of these great zen masters. It is expensive for such a small book, but it is a book to keep with you and reread reread passages from it. I think this book along with Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, might be the two best foundation books on zen for beginners and more advanced practitioners.
  PSZC | Mar 13, 2019 |
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