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[[ Read Pdf ]] Ì Finding the Still Point: A Beginner's Guide to Zen Meditation í Through Zen meditation it is possible to find stillness of mind, even amidst our everyday activities and this practical book and CD set reveals how John Daido Loori, one of America s leading Zen teachers, offers everything needed to begin a meditation practice He covers the basics of where to sit on a cushion, bench, or chair , how to posture the body complete with instructional photographs , and how to practice Zen meditation to discover the freedom of a peaceful mindBook with audio CD I found this easy to follow and the illustrations were good, too I think I need to take notes as this little book must go back to the library At first, I was loving this book It started out doing a great job of describing that still point and getting down to practicality on the whys and hows of it Sometimes Zen Meditation can be confusing, or even frustratingly contradictory when people write about it this book was not at least not untill the last few pages Dangit.By the end, it had devolved into the usual poorly translated babble UGH At one point, it uses an example of a master shouting, Asshole Where is the picking and c At first, I was loving this book It started out doing a great job of describing that still point and getting down to practicality on the whys and hows of it Sometimes Zen Meditation can be confusing, or even frustratingly contradictory when people write about it this book was not at least not untill the last few pages Dangit.By the end, it had devolved into the usual poorly translated babble UGH At one point, it uses an example of a master shouting, Asshole Where is the picking and choosing when a student asked a question of where was the picking and choosing and then AFTER he rambles on in the usual contradictory fashion, explains that really the word in that language wasoaf or uneducated bumpkin but he was just shocking the student into seeing things from a different perspective.I m so sorry, but it isn t the same You shout that at a modern, american student and you might get less zen andpunched in the face.The good news, is that the book is very short and to the point if you can ignore the last few pages, or find a way to understand the AUTHOR s point of view ugh.One day, I will find the best book EVAR, on meditation This wasn t that book P To study the Buddha Way is to study the self,To study the self is to forget the self,To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things Dogen I really enjoyed how straight and to the point this book was in defining terms and explaining how to meditate I appreciate that the author explains the process and how to improveandover time Most of it was easy to understand and apply The second half of the book got a little confusing to me at times The jump from the straighforward to thephilosophical was a bit difficult to follow with little transition This book does come with a CD, which helps a great deal in understandi I really enjoyed how straight and to the point this book was in defining terms and explaining how to meditate I appreciate that the author explains the process and how to improveandover time Most of it was easy to understand and apply The second half of the book got a little confusing to me at times The jump from the straighforward to thephilosophical was a bit difficult to follow with little transition This book does come with a CD, which helps a great deal in understanding the process