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The Backward Step: Essays on Zen Practice
     

The Backward Step: Essays on Zen Practice

by Ben Howard
 
Published originally as biweekly columns, the fifty essays in this collection bring the age-old practice of Zen to bear upon contemporary life. Whether their immediate subject be shoveling snow or baking bread, the "virtues of solitude" or the emotional dimension of social media, these lucid, graceful essays explore the manifold ways by which we might take the

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Published originally as biweekly columns, the fifty essays in this collection bring the age-old practice of Zen to bear upon contemporary life. Whether their immediate subject be shoveling snow or baking bread, the "virtues of solitude" or the emotional dimension of social media, these lucid, graceful essays explore the manifold ways by which we might take the "backward step," shifting our orientation from ego-centered thinking to selfless awareness. "Wise and true," writes Roshi Joan Halifax of The Backward Step, "this wonderful book transmits the essence of practice realization."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977095612
Publisher:
Whitlock Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/2014
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

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