Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

By: Cleary, Thomas

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Book Condition: Near Fine

Third printing. Two very minor spots on top page ridge. 1995 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 162 pp. 4 3/4 x 3. Drawn from the records of Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection may surprise some readers. In contrast to the popular image of Zen as an authoritarian, monastic tradition deeply rooted in Asian culture, these passages portray Zen as remarkably flexible, adaptive to contemporary and individual needs, and transcending cultural boundaries. The readings contained in Zen Essence emphasize that the practice of Zen requires consciousness alone and does not depend on a background in Zen Buddhism and Asian culture. The true essence of Zen resides in the relationship between mind and culture, whatever that culture might be. This unique collection of writings creates a picture of Zen not as a religion or philosophy, but as a practical science of freedom.

Title: Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

Author: Cleary, Thomas

Categories: Eastern, Zen,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: Shambhala: 1995

ISBN Number: 1570620970

ISBN Number 13: 9781570620973

Binding: Small Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2297715