Body, breath and mind
Author: Taizan Maezumi - Bernie Glassman
Zen is practiced for many reasons: for better physical and emotional health or for a deeper understanding of one's non-Buddhist religion or philosophy. But the practice must pass through the body as well as through faith. This volume illustrates how to bring the body into harmony, how to sit in the right way, how to breathe in a harmonious and natural way. It then turns out that even the mind can stabilize in its sweet and natural activity and we come to understand the true nature of life and death. This anthology of texts by some important contemporary Zen masters offers a range of concrete teachings to deal with Zen practice, from meditation to shikantaza practice, to breathing.