'First Directions' - an inspirational source of information, insights and practical techniques to change your life.
The most straightforward accessible guide to Zen practice available, this book outlines the history of Zen (the most popular form of Buddhism in the West) from the historical Buddha to contemporary Zen centres in the UK, Europe and the US.
- Meditation postures (with illustrations)
- Description of what to expect on a retreat
- Discussion of koans (such as "what is the sound of one hand clapping")
- Description of different forms of practice (Korean, Japanese and Chinese variations)