Instant Zen

  • by Foyan, Thomas Cleary (Translator)
  • Narrated by Thomas Cleary
  • 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Find yourself and tune in: such is the message of Zen. These simple exercises by Zen Master Foyan lead you to the awakening of insight into the real nature of self. The Chinese Zen classic emphasizes independence and autonomy, two qualities vital to seeing and acting clearly. Both newcomers and experienced practitioners will benefit from this guide to authentic Zen practices.

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Settle the matter for yourself

The challenge of zen is to settle this matter of life and death for yourself in this moment. Any book that gives you mere philosophy, or dogma, should be immediately tossed away. Foyan points out the way directly; an indispensable guide.
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- Marcus Blosch

This book might change your life

This is pure Zen philosophy without the ritual nonsense about tea ceremonies, mediation techniques and sitting positions. If you like Alan Watts, then you will love this book.
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- Rich S.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books