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The Matter of Zen
A Brief Account of Zazen

ISBN 9781138666207
Published October 9, 2017 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1964, concerns the practice of Zen Buddhism. The practice is a particular form of meditation. In Japan, the only country in which it is any longer seriously pursued, the practice is called zazen. The author directs attention to zazen because it is being overlooked in the current interest in Zen.

Table of Contents

1. The First Step  2. Zazen  3. Aids to Zazen  4. Further Directions  5. Simplicity I  6. Simplicity II  7. Sanzen and the Koan  8. Satori  9. Other Aids for Zazen  10. Zazen Overlooked  11. Zazen, Not Quietism  12. The Vigor in Zazen  13. From Sayings of Rinzai  14. The Hard Work: Sesshin  15. Ladder Zen and the Paradoxes  16. Some History  17. The Theory  18. Zen and Psychoanalysis  19. Zen and Philosophy  20. Ryoan-ji: the Practice Again  21. Listening  22. Lectures I  23. Lectures II

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