This brilliantly and generously illustrated appraisal of Zen Buddhism’s spiritual beliefs reveals information on the religion’s origins, development, teachings, practice, moral principles, and its relationship to health, the environment, and the arts. Dozens of photographs and drawings glowingly convey Zen’s inner beauty and humor, display statues and sculptures, unfold the landscape in which it developed, and open the spirit to its philosophy. Understand the importance of meditation and how to perform it, and Zen’s health benefits, from diet to martial arts. Every page is suffused with a beautiful meditative essence that will give practitioners a newfound sense of calm, self-reliance, and connection with life’s flow.
Introduction Indian origins The development and teachings of Zen Zen in practice Zen in daily life Zen and health Zen and the environment Zen and the arts Index