: Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy (Shambhala Classics) ( ): Katsuki Sekida: Books. 23 Dec Katsuki Sekida (—) was a Japanese lay Soto Zen teacher who Sekida authored the book Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy. 5 Oct My translation of Mumonkan was done by Katsuki Sekida, and both his translation and his commentary in the volume (which also includes his.

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This was a very nice technical look at Zen training. This isn’t just a book on how to properly meditate, but rather a great guide in the mindset of a Buddhist. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Feb 29, Gabriel rated it really liked it Recommends it kastuki But now, returning to the book after a sekidz and a half of steady zazen, I find it an excellent “explainer” for many things I have experienced in sitting.

Don’t subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. As the book goes further it becomes an ever increasing morass of unintelligible esoterica, typical of most of these kinds of books.


Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy by Katsuki Sekida

Beauty, Mystery, and Glory in the Life of God. Zen and the Brain by Austin and Meditative Mind by Goleman cover some of the same issues, traibing each book has little different viewpoint.

I’ve done hapkido, snorkling, deep sea fishing, karate, rockwall climbing, horseback riding, parasailing, hiking, etc. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon. The thing I really love about this book is that there is no navel-gazing here. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us.

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From that angle, the new age flavor of Zen must muddy sdkida waters in a way that goes beyond mere opinions and preferences. An immensely helpful book for westerners wishing to begin and undertake a serious practice of Zen. If you half way understand what is aekida on in your mind and what you are trying to shift your mind into so enlightenment or kensho can happen you need this book.

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This is his amazing story. This includes an explanation of the different kinds of samadhi, satori, thought processes and how to control them, sitting posture, breathing method, and much more — all in incredible detail.


The Classic Book of Zzen Koans. The book can be very dry and difficult to read at times.

We are also endeavoring to continue creating lineage charts for all Western Zen lines, doing our own small part in advancing historical documentation on this fabulous import of an ancient tradition.

I do not practice zen but am occasionally driven to try and understand something about it, usually by reading books that leave me knowing less than I started out with. Having said that, the idea of tying thoughts to a physical action breathing is appealing.

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If you can’t, this book teaches you how. Also, the description of breathing could have been better, using more pics and words. A Christian Walks in the Footsteps of the Buddha: May 18, Ivy Samuel rated it really liked it.