Discover Zen: A Practical Guide to Personal Serenity

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The latest title in our highly successful mind, body and spirit series, Discover Zen is a beautifully illustrated and inspiring guide to this ancient Asian philosophy. The straightforward text and over 30 step-by-step exercises guide the reader thorough classic Zen practices, such as meditation and understanding koans (puzzling parables) as well as sensuous rituals like creating a Zen rock garden, writing haiku poetry, or performing a tea ceremony. Delicate illustrations and quotations from the great Zen masters encourage contemplation. Although it is a movement of Buddhism, Zen principles are complementary to any system of belief. Zen techniques offer a respite from the stress of daily life, provide a healthy outlet for emotions, and promote spiritual growth and understanding. By teaching us to live in the moment, Zen infuses serenity into every aspect of life.

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David Fontana, Ph.D a professor of psychology who has studied, practiced, and taught meditation for 25 years. His numerous books include Learn to Meditate and Teach Yourself to Dream. He lives in Wales.

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Introductory books on Buddhism are a dime a dozen these days, with bookstore shelves scarcely able to accommodate the many primers available. One that stands out in the throng is Discover Zen: A Practical Guide to Personal Serenity, distinguished by its specific application of just one Buddhist tradition, as well as its colorful, vibrant illustrations. (Chronicle, $14.95 paper 160p ISBN 0-8118-3196-5; June)

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