Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

By Paul Reps, Nyogen Senzaki,

Book cover of Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings

Book description

"It has stayed with me for the last 30 years, a classic portraying Zen mind to our linear thinking." -Phil Jackson, Head Coach of the Chicago Bulls and author of Sacred Hoops

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones offers a collection of accessible, primary Zen sources so that readers can contemplate the…

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2 authors picked Zen Flesh, Zen Bones as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This was my second foray into fascination with what I knew I didn’t understand but desperately sought to. The way this book is written is the method to the understanding it represents. It invites a practitioner to stay with it to receive its gifts and makes for an enduring companion. This book has traveled with me through decades. Each time I read it, it mirrors for me the depth of understanding that is current and what there is to look forward to.

From Cheri's list on Zen awareness practice.

This collection of Zen and Pre-Zen writings and is as pertinent today as it was when it was initially published in 1957. A great book to read, pickup and just read a passage, or keep going back to for inspiration. I get something different every time I open it up.

From Solan's list on meditation for living in the "now".

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