A Guide to Zen by Katsuki Sekida

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Very few masters of Zen have been writers; very few writers about Zen have been masters. Katsuki Sekida was both. His finest work, Zen Training, remains one of the most comprehensive books on Zen ever written in English. In A Guide to Zen, Marc Allen, a former student of Sekida, presents selections of the original work to produce a beautifully readable, brilliant guide to Zen meditation. Includes a summary of Zen and a complete course in Zen meditation, with specific practices and commentaries on higher states of consciousness and on a classic series of Zen pictures.

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Katsuki Sekida (1903-1987) began his practice in 1915 and had a deep experience of samadhi early in life. After training at monasteries in Japan, he taught at the Honolulu Zendo and Maui Zendo from 1963 to 1970 and at the London Zen Society from 1970 to 1972.Marc Allen was a student of Sekida's at the Maui Zendo and has been deeply influenced by his teachings ever since. A successful entrepreneur, author, and teacher, he lives in Northern California.
Published January 15, 2013 by New World Library. 144 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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For Sekida, the attainment of samadhi, a "state in which the activity of consciousness—including all thought—ceases and absolute... stillness reigns," is intimately tied to on

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Zen Training was one of the first books on Zen that I read and it did feel like jumping in to the deep end of the pool at the time.

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