Finding the Still Point: a beginner's guide to zen meditation
Through Zen meditation it is possible to find stillness of mind, even amidst our everyday activities—and this practical book-and-CD set reveals how. John Daido Loori, one of America's leading Zen teachers, offers everything needed to begin a meditation practice. He covers the basics of where to sit (on a cushion, bench, or chair), how to posture the body (complete with instructional photographs), and how to practice Zen meditation to discover the freedom of a peaceful mind.
The accompanying CD is a meditation companion. It has ten- and thirty-minute timed practice sessions, along with guided instructions from Daido Loori and an encouraging talk on the benefits of meditation.
"Loori, the revered and celebrated founder and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery, distills experience and wisdom into a resolute and economical guide for beginners. This book-and-CD package promises to be a graceful gem in the legendary cosmic Diamond net."
—Publishers Weekly Religion Bookline
"A famed teacher of Zen—you'll know him from works like The Healing Power of Soundand Zen of Creativity—gives instructions on how to meditate, covering basics like where and how to sit. With a 70-minute CD."