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Product Details

  • Series: Simple Series
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1st edition (May 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804831742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804831741
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,700,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Authors

Drs. C. Alexander and Annellen Simpkins live in San Diego and are both psychologists who have specialized in studies of the mind. They have devoted many years to the study of hypnosis and have taught meditation skills to people of all ages. They have also spent the past 25 years involved in the martial arts as practitioners, instructors, and writers. Their work in meditation spans their two worlds of professional interest: martial arts and psychology, adding a unique and comprehensive perspective to this book. In addition to contributing regularly to martial arts publications, they are the authors of Principles of Meditation, Living Meditation, Zen Around the World, and Meditation from Thought to Action, all published by Tuttle.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By F. Neunemann on April 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
Simple Zen is the title of this book and that's what this book really is about. I read a couple of other books on the subject that weren't really worth the time reading, not to mention buying them in the first place. However this book is a good introduction to Zen.
"Simple Zen" offers a fairly complete introduction to the origins of zen, about the different schools and their diffent approaches to attain enlightenment, important Zen masters of present and past, as well as a very usable ways for beginners to get started. Apart from the historical aspects, "Simple Zen" also deals with Zen "applications" apart from zazen (sitting meditation)--things like sumi-e (ink painting), haiku (poetry), ikebana, cha-no-yu (the tea way), martial arts, as well as a chapter on Zen in psychotherapy.
The bibliography at the end of the book is loaded with interesting book titles for further study. "Simple Zen"is an excellent entry point to get into Zen, which can be a daunting task for a Westerner whithout any guidance. What I especially like about a zen book is that it is short (this one has about 160 pages) and no lengthy highly philosophical intros. After all Zen is supposed to be something that cannot described with words... :-) Its something to be experienced.
There is a lot to discover and this book points into the right direction. An inspiring read in a world that painfully lacks spirituality.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2002
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This book does a good job of clearly pointing to the Zen experience. It is careful to recognize the wordless quality of Zen enlightenment. The discussions are thought provoking and the exercises definitely guide toward the experience. It explains the background and development of Zen, then describes the basic themes in Zen. The third section has exercises and meditations that really inspired me on my Zen path. I really got a lot out of it and recommend it to anyone interested in Zen.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 1999
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Simple zen is just that, a simple yet magical look at the realm of Zen. It describes step by step a path to Zen and into Zen. Excellent for those who are not experts in the subject but would like learn more. Through a series of simple exercises the authors take the reader in a journey that could signify a change in their way of life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Ripley on January 14, 2003
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Before I bought this book I knew nothing about zen. As soon as I received the book in the mail I began flipping through the pages and I could not put this book down.
This book is an excellent guide for simplifying your life. By introducing a little bit of zen into your stressful life- you could definitely make your life a little bit more bearable.
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