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  • Published: 15 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781611802436
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $38.00
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What Is Zen?


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An accessible and enjoyable introduction to Zen Buddhist practice--in a reader-friendly question-and-answer format--by two highly regarded teacher-writers.

The question-and-answer format makes this introduction to Zen especially easy to understand—and also to use as a reference, as you can easily look up just the question you had in mind. The esteemed Zen teacher Norman Fischer and his old friend and teaching colleague Susan Moon (both of them in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind) give this collaborative effort a playful tone: Susan asks a question on our behalf, Norman answers it, and then Sue challenges him. By the time you get through their conversations, you’ll have a good basic education in Zen—not only the history, theory, and practice but also the contemporary issues, such as gender inequality, sexual ethics, and the tension between Asian traditions and the modern American reality.

  • Pub date: 15 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781611802436
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $38.00

About the Authors

Susan Moon

Susan Moon is Editor of TURNING WHEEL: THE JOURNAL OF THE BUDDHIST PEACE FELLOWSHIP. She is the author of THE LIFE & LETTERS OF TOFU Roshi and codeditor OF BEING BODIES: BUDDHIST WOMEN ON THE PARADOX OF EMBODIMENT.


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