Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

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Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by Meido » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:17 am

Happy to announce that I've signed a contract with Shambhala Publications for my second book. The working title is "Hidden Zen."

I had originally thought to do a book examining selected psycho-physical methods of "direct pointing," i.e. practices that can aid one to experience clarity, enter samadhi, and arrive at awakening. I planned that a third, later book would deal with inherited methods of training the breath and internal energetic cultivation.

This book, however, combines both of those subjects into one volume. On many points they are related, so it makes sense. The title refers to the fact that these things have been mostly transmitted orally.

It will be a bit over a year in the production pipeline. But am happy to see this moving forward. Will update here as things move along.

~ Meido
It is relatively easy to accomplish the important matter of insight into one’s true nature, but uncommonly difficult to function freely and clearly [according to this understanding], in motion and in rest, in good and in adverse circumstances. Please make strenuous and vigorous efforts towards this end, otherwise all the teachings of Buddhas and patriarchs become mere empty words. - Torei

The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice

Korinji Rinzai Zen Monastery [臨済宗 • 祖的山光林禅寺] - http://www.korinji.org

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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by 明安 Myoan » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:38 am

:twothumbsup: Congrats!
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-amida-butsu. -- Ippen

The virtuous man should recite nembutsu just as he is, as should the bad man. We regard faithful people, who repeat Nembutsu with a mind as pure as the day they were born, as those who do not require external support in nembutsu. However, if the bad rectify their misdeeds, become good and recite nembutsu, they will truly be in harmony with the heart of Buddha Amitabha. -- Master Hōnen

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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by 如傑優婆塞 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:51 am

おめでとうございます Rōshi! Take your time though as it'll give me enough time to gather some dough and keep us updated when you can.
頑張ってください! :twothumbsup:

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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by Matylda » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:40 pm

Than you very much for your effort to spread correct zen dharma in this world. gassho

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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by boda » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:28 pm

Very much looking forward to it. Good luck on a speedy production. :smile:

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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by Losal Samten » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:54 pm

Congratulations! Great work, and thank you! :applause:
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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by Pero » Fri May 24, 2019 7:04 pm

Great, looking forward to reading your second book! :smile:
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by narhwal90 » Fri May 24, 2019 7:06 pm

Also looking forward to #2, first one was great and very well written.

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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by Simon E. » Fri May 24, 2019 7:46 pm

My go to author for things Zen. I’ll track it down.
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Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Post by well wisher » Fri May 24, 2019 9:46 pm

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and tips in the books. May your book production and sales be successful!

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