The Art of Just Sitting: Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza
Essential reading for all practitioners of Zen. Shikantaza, the heart of zazen practice, is the simplest yet most subtle and profound form of meditation. Carefully selected essays include writings by Master Hongzhi, Master Dogen, Yasutani Roshi, Maezumi Roshi, and the teachers of the Mountains and Rivers Order. 224 pp., pb.
Sitting with Koans
For many Zen practitioners the koan has proved an effective means of gaining insight and clarifying the problems that arise on the spiritual path. Chapters on the meaning, history, and dynamics of koan practice are accompanied by commentaries by Chinese, Japanese, and American Zen masters. 265 pp., pb. Retail Value $33.90: