# Sekida, Katsuki, ^,t«„„«v.^. Zen training: methods and philosophy . / Katsuki Sekida ; edited, with an introduction, by A. V. brimstone. —. 1st ed. Katsuki Sekida (—) was a Japanese lay Soto Zen teacher who studied and practiced Zen in Japan for sixty years. He began Zen. Katsuki Sekida (—) began his Zen practice in and trained at the Empuku-ji Monastery in Kyoto and the Ryutaku-ji Monastery in Mishima, Japan.
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Sekida authored the book Zen Training: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. See it for yourself. About Katsuki Sekida Katsuki Sekida was by profession a high school teacher of English until his retirement in The book can be very dry and difficult to read at times. The only book I know of to explain effectively off-sensation or what is equivalent in Yoga to Pratyahara 6. Methods and Philosophy Shambhala Classics.
Want to Read saving…. A great read for anyone seriously interested in Zen – be warned, it does kafsuki to be a bit dry at times, but the author added enough examples to aid in the reader relating to the topic to keep me interested and turning the pages.
Though physiologically technical, it remains personal and practical, focusing on the se,ida experience of zazen practice. It should be on the shelves of all libraries. Emptying the mind is important part of Zen but it is not the ultimate goal. However, the most right-minded response to such things is likely to say nothing at all This was a very nice technical look at Zen training. But Katsukj enjoyed the reading and thinking on the reading. A fascinating text, but it is highly technical and so makes katssuki pretty dry reading in some chapters.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This book reinforced for me the fact that my daily kafsuki lifelong patten of consciousness can be altered and improved by reducing egocentric thoughts and increasing direct perception pure consciousness of the world and people around me.
A thousand flowers are in xekida lovely bloom. If you half way understand what is going on in your mind and what you are trying to shift your mind into so enlightenment or kensho can happen you need this book.
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Recommended if you want to pursue Zen meditation, or if you just want to understand what all the non-fuss is about. Read reviews that mention katsuki sekida zen training books on zen zen master anyone interested school teacher best book ever read practice zazen absolute samadhi posture and breathing several years many books zen meditation zen books zazen practice zen practitioners zen and the brain book sekidq truly companion book.
I learned the difference between Zen meditation vs meditation in Yoga. I do not practice zen but am occasionally driven to try and understand something about it, usually by reading books that leave me knowing less than I started out with.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Not so much a philosophical book as a manual, it goes into detail on the topics of zazen, breathing, kensho, matsuki the different phases of zen training.
Highly recommended for anyone who needs a good teacher to spell out the basics. And one day, when you emerge from it, rising from your seat, stepping across the doorsill, looking kagsuki the stones and trees in the garden, sekidq some trifling sound, raising a cup to your lips or passing your fingers over a bowl, suddenly, you will find heaven and earth come tumbling down.
Let me start my review by stating my training and credentials so the reader has a better grasp of my background I am trained as a medical doctor and has extensive experience in Yoga, Sufi meditation, and EEG. It involves very specific and helpful physiological and psychological advice for furthering practice. The book details specifics of how to sit, how to place your hands, what to do with your shoulders, how to breathe, and think in order to achieve samadhi.
Oct 29, Nick rated it it was amazing.
The book’s more scientific perspective is a refreshing break from the unrelatable “far-outness” Zen is so often packaged in and which has caused zen to become all katuki a superficial ornament on so many New Age book shelves.
Newer Post Older Post Home. Jun 18, Aygul A. Read the first couple of chapters if you can get your hands on it.
Oct 29, Ben Saff rated it really liked it. As those who already practice know, any time you set aside to simply breathe deeply and center yourself is incredibly valuable, and should never be regarded as the “right way” or the “wrong way”. Review Text Methods and philosophy. Considrable detail on practice methods and reasoning behind them. Please try again later.
Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy
However, it is more than worth it if you are serious about deepening your meditation. Come on in with a tea or coffee. Goodreads helps you latsuki track of books you want to read.