The Art of Zen Meditation: review

The Art of Zen MeditationThe Art of Zen Meditation by Howard Fast

Bestselling author Howard Fast’s straightforward introduction to Zen meditation
Howard Fast began to formally practice Zen meditation after turning away from communism in 1956. The Art of Zen Meditation, originally published by the antiwar political collective Peace Press in 1977, is the fruit of Fast’s study: a brief and instructive history of Zen Buddhism and its tenets, written with a simplicity that is emblematic of the philosophy itself. Fast’s study of Zen also inspired his popular Masao Masuto mystery series about a Zen Buddhist detective in Beverly Hills, which he published under the pseudonym E. V. Cunningham. The Art of Zen Meditation is illustrated with twenty-three beautiful photographs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A nice introduction to Zen, the art of sitting. It gives a different view and method of meditating to the one I’m used to. I shall be trying out this method.

I got this free eBook from Amazon

I’m claiming this book as No. 15/150 in the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge and No. 7 in the Why Buy the Cow? Reading challenge.
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