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A good introductory text by one of the founding fathers of American Zen, this covers the basic teaching of Zen, including an emphasis on proper meditation practice.
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I welcome with great pleasure Robert Aitken Roshi's introduction to Zen practice, Taking the Path of Zen. I feel this will be a valuable source of information and inspiration both for those who have a passing interest in the subject and those who have determined to set out on the path of Zen themselves.
As an American who has trained in Zen practice for many years Aitken Roshi has a special understanding of the problems and questions which plague Western students of Zen. His book will thus be a godsend for people who have sought an introduction to Zen in their own language, free of the foreignisms that cultural differences can produce.
It is my sincere wish that this work will gain the wide readership it so deserves.(Yamada Koun Roshi) See all Editorial Reviews
Very insightful and well-written. Definitely useful for beginners--intermediate students who need clarification on getting started and "staying on" the path.Published 10 months ago by M.A. Scheffer
I have been interested in the philosophy of Zen for most of my life. Even though I have read and wrote reviews for numerous Zen books, I had never read this one (Taking the Path... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joseph J. Truncale
Simple, short, wise and deep introduction to Zen. You can feel the integrity of the author in his writing, as well as his intimate knowledge of and passion for Zen. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jacobo
i bought this for my brother and he is very happy with it. i have no first hand knowledge of it, but he's happy.Published 15 months ago by William J. Price
I bought thsi book about ten years ago when I was first introducing myself to medication.
I found this to be the easiest read ever. Read more
I'm a newcomer to Zen living and have much to learn. Mr. Aitken explains most things in down to earth language that's reasonably easy for a beginner to understand. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Steve L.