- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Tuttle Publishing
- Hosokawa Dogen Roshi, Dogen Hosokawa
- Moore, Meido (foreword)/Leggett, Trevor (introd.)
- 34 black-and-white photos and line drawings and 1 lineage chart
- The Classic Rinzai Zen Meditation Techniques
- 201 x 130 x 25 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 340 g
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Introduction to Zen Meditation: The Classic Rinzai Zen Meditation Techniques
A Beginner's Guide to Zen Training and Mindfulness149
Introduction to Zen Meditation is a translation of the Sanzen Nyumon, a foundational text for beginning meditation students by Omori Sogen one of the foremost Zen teachers of the twentieth century. Written to provide a solid grounding in the physical nature of Zen meditation training, this text discusses breathing, pain, posture, state of mind and physiology, drowsiness and benefits, as well as the context in which zazen training takes on meaning. Students will also learn what to consider when searching for a teacher and the differences between the two main Japanese schools of Zen: Soto and Rinzai Zen. This book addresses many of the questions which arise when someone first embarks on a journey of Zen meditation ranging from how long to sit at one time to how to remain mindful when not sitting and it concludes with commentaries on two other fundamental Zen texts, Zazen Wasen (The Song of Meditation) and the Ox-Herding Pictures. Though meditation has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years, it did not catch on in the West until researchers began to test the effects and benefits of this mindfulness practice in the mid-20th century. These benefits include: A decrease in anxiety, stress and depression; Increased focus, problem solving, decision making and creative thinking skills; Reduced blood pressure and risk of stroke or heart attack; Improvements to the immune system, arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, IBD and other health conditions; Pain relief; Improves memory and mood.
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"Omori Sogen Roshi's classic text is a treasure for anyone wishing to learn more about the practice of Zen meditation. It is truly a transformative work." - Shunmyo Masuno, Chief Priest of Kenkoh-ji Temple and author of The Art of Simple Living "No book has influenced my Zen practice and teaching more than Introduction to Zen Training. I have returned to it continually over the years." -Kenneth Setsuzan Kushner, PhD, Zen master, psychologist, author of One Arrow, One Life: Zen, Archery, Enlightenment "...this book is a valuably detailed 'how-to' manual on meditation (including "zazen without sitting"), which also addresses misperceptions about Zen and its practice to help beginners avoid basic mistakes." - Kyoto Journal "[Omori Sogen] peppers his writing with enchanting stories, parables and anecdotes, weaving hundreds of years of history into the text, making it an engrossing read even if you're not a student of Zen." - The Japan Times "As far as beginner texts on Zen, this is a classic to keep. Thoughtfully put together and very comprehensive, I recommend this to any person interested in studying this topic more. Especially if they carry a specific interest in Rinzai Zen." -Martial Journal blog
Omori Sogen (1904-1994) began his formal training in Zen, Kenjutsu (swordsmanship), and calligraphy in his early twenties, and was a widely respected sword teacher and advisor to the Japanese Cabinet. After WWII, he entered the priesthood in the Tenryu-ji Rinzai lineage. For the next forty years he continued to teach swordsmanship, calligraphy and Zen meditation, while writing 20 books and serving as a court magistrate eventually becoming president of the principle Rinzai University in Japan, Hanazono Daigaku. He established the International Zen Dojo in Hawaii and founded Daihonzan Chozen-ji in Honolulu the first headquarters temple in Rinzai Zen established under canon law outside Japan. Translated by: Hosokawa Dogen Roshi was Abbot of Daihonzan Chozen-ji and a dharma successor of Omori Sogen Rotaishi and Roy Yoshimoto. New Foreword by: Meido Moore Roshi is Abbot of Korinji Rinzai Zen Monastery in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and author of The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice. Introduction by: Trevor Leggett is author of A First Zen Reader, Zen and the Ways and many other books on Zen, Taoism and Asian philosophy.