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No Beginning, No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen
In No Beginning, No End, Zen master Jakusho Kwong-roshi shows us how to treasure the ordinary activities of our daily lives through an understanding of simple Buddhist practices and ideas. The author’s spontaneous, poetic, and pragmatic teachings—so reminiscent of his spiritual predecessor Shunryu Suzuki (Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind)—transport us on an exciting journey into...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Harmony
(first published March 11th 2003)
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This might sound weird to say, but this book was YUMMY. I mean, I could sprinkle it on my pizza and devour it whole. SO YUMMY! As a Zen practitioner I found this book to be extremely helpful and easily accessible. However, I would only recommend it to people who have already read Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind", because he does reference that text quite a bit. Also, if you don't already have at least a basic understanding of Buddhism, you might be a bit confused. There is lots of vo...more
It is challenging to find balance and inner peace in our hurried world. The author Jakusho Kwong has created a practical road map to help readers achieve equilibrium. The stories within these pages help one to visualize how to (1) understand Zen principles, & (2) how Zen principles appear in practice. This work is very enlightening, and too, demands continual reads to develop deep understanding of the material presented.
this was a GREAT book. for anyone interested in learning more about zen buddhism, this book is poetic, clear, and very easy to read. it reads more like a personal spiritual experience than an academic book, but after reading it i feel there really is no other way to "explain" a spiritual path.