A comprehensive guide to the spiritual arts of Zen. It enables you to take inspiration from the stories and wisdom of the Zen masters, find inner peace and spiritual insight through meditation, and harmonize your mind and body with exercises drawn from the martial arts.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Many Ways of Zen; Chapter 1: The History and Development of Zen; Chapter 2: Zen Principles; Chapter 3: Zen Meditation: Instructions for Sitting Like a Mountain, Zen Breathing, Zazen, Working with Koans, and Just Sitting.; Chapter 4: Zen and the Martial Arts: Exercises drawn from Aikido, Judo, Kendo, and Kyodo; Chapter 5: Shodo: Zen Calligraphy: Writing Haiku, painting, and other ways of combining creative arts and Zen practice; Chapter 6: Kado: Zen Flower Arranging: Philosophy and step-by-step instructions; Chapter 7: Chado: The Zen Art of Tea: Instructions for a simple Zen tea ceremony.
Andy Baggott is a writer and teacher who has studied a wide range of spiritual traditions including Taoism, Buddhism, Native American spirituality, Christianity, and Celtic Wisdom. He teaches courses and workshops in Tai Chi and Chi Kung and practices yoga and Zen meditation. Anoy is a qualified acupuncturist and complementary medical practitioner. He is author of ten books including Teach Yourself I Ching and The Encyclopedia of Energy Healing.