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Discover Zen: A Practical Guide to Personal Serenity

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Discover Zen: A Practical Guide to Personal Serenity
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Chronicle Books (first published 2001)
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Kristi
Jul 30, 2012 Kristi rated it it was amazing
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In our fast paced world, this book is wonderful for taking a meditative approach throughout the day. For anyone who has been curious about Zen Buddhism, this is a great start for learning about its practices. From Zen sayings, to Zen painting, and flower arranging it provides some great slices for relaxation.

Tina
Apr 17, 2015 Tina rated it really liked it
A good basic introduction to Zen practice. I recommend reading a chapter per week to give one time to absorb, contemplate and put into practice what is read. It's a resource for those looking for a brief overview in order to determine if further study is desired/warranted given its inherent disciplined approach to spirituality.
Cheryl
Dec 31, 2016 Cheryl rated it really liked it
A touch over two years of slowly working through this book and I know now (I knew a while back) that I am not cut out to be a Buddhist. However, there are some amazing take-aways from the text, regardless. The sections on meditation, and some of the koans have helped me in my quest for more balance and self-understanding.
Melinda Doucette
Jun 16, 2016 Melinda Doucette rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I read it probably about 5 years ago or more and I would like to look at it again one day. I remember this book having particular beautiful pages.
I will be interesting to read again to see if I still like it as much.
Chaz
Nov 19, 2008 Chaz rated it really liked it
very good introduction to the origins or zen... actually mentions shaolin!
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Jan 28, 2013 Jordan Kinsey rated it liked it
I read it. I filed it away in my mind. Moving on...
Brandon
Aug 30, 2014 Brandon rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those looking for peace and structure in life
Grade: 89% / 'B+'
Jon
May 11, 2009 Jon rated it really liked it
A great introduction to Zen Buddhism and ways in which it may be applied to life in the West.
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