Art of Just Sitting Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza

ISBN-10: 086171394X

ISBN-13: 9780861713943

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: John Daido Loori, Taigen Dan Leighton

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 6/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Taigen Dan Leighton (foreword) is a Dharma teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, leads the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago, and teaches online at the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. He's the author of Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression and Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry and is the editor and cotranslator of Dogen's Extensive Record.

Editor's Preface
Introduction: Hongzhi, Dogen, and the Background of Shikantaza
Editor's Note
Guidepost of Silent Illumination
Cultivating the Empty Field
Zazengi: Rules for Zazen
Fukanzazengi: Universal Recommendations for Zazen
Zazenshin: Lancet of Seated Meditation
Zazen Yojinki: What To Be Aware of in Zazen
The Tenzo Kyokun and Shikantaza
The Wholehearted Way
No Dualism
Commentary on Fukanzazengi
How to Sit
To Live Is Just to Live
To Study the Self
On "Silent Illumination"
Nanyue Polishes a Tile
Yaoshan's Non-Thinking
Suzuki Roshi's Practice of Shikantaza
A Coin Lost in the River Is Found in the River
Just Sitting
Will You Sit with Me?
Yangshan's State of Mind
Foundational Texts
Satipatthana Sutta: The Foundations of Mindfulness
Bloodstream Sermon
The Fundamental Expedient Teachings for Calming the Mind That Attains Enlightenment
Treatise on the Essentials of Cultivating the Mind
The Platform Sutra
Jewel Mirror of Samadhi
Who's Who
Permissions Credits
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