Providing a no-nonsense introduction to fasting, this guide presents the physical, spiritual, and sociopolitical dimensions of this ancient practice. Short reflections from practitioners clarify misunderstandings about what fasting is and is not. The inclusion of a practical overview of the steps to conducting a fast round out a thorough exploration of a venerated practice.
Niklaus Brantschen is a Zen master in the White Plum Sangha, the cofounder of both the Lassalle Zen lineage and the Lassalle-Institut, and the former director of Haus Bad Schonbrunn and Lassalle-Haus. He is an experienced seminar leader and the author of "The Advantage of Being Good" and "On the Zen Path: A Christian Buddhist.""