9781556439049

Mind Body Zen

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    9781556439049

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    1556439040

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 8/3/2010
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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Summary

InMind Body Zen, long-time Zen student, world-renowned Rolfer, and former philosophy professor Jeffrey Maitland combines his expertise across the mind-body-zen spectrum to help bridge the East-West gap in spiritual practice. Tackling the prevailing misconception that Zen is a philosophy, Maitland provides an in-depth explanation of why Zen is an eminently practical, grounded discipline. He emphasizes the power of simple, direct experience that lies at the heart of Zen. Maitlandrs"s training in philosophy as well as bodywork distinguishesMind Body Zenfrom many other books on the market. Drawing on his Rolfing expertise and years of applied meditation practice, he also offers techniques for healers across many systems and disciplines to more effectively work with their clients. Threaded throughout these discussions are the insights of Joshu Sasaki Roshi, founder of Mt. Baldy Zen Center, best known by some as Leonard Cohenrs"s teacher, still actively teaching at age 102 but whose work has rarely been published.Mind Body Zenwill appeal to the growing number of Western Buddhists and spiritual seekers interested in Zen or meditation. Somatic therapists, psychotherapists, and healers of every persuasion will also find the connection between Zen and healing to be of great interest.

Author Biography

Hokaku Jeffrey Maitland, PhD, is an ordained Zen monk, an energy healer, and Certified Advanced Rolfer, one of seven Certified Advanced Rolfing Instructors in the world. A former professor of philosophy at Purdue University, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ.

Preface contributor Harold D. Roth, an expert on Taoism, is a professor of philosophy at Brown University and the author of Original Tao.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xv
Essays
Is There Karma in Heaven?p. 1
Who's Attached to What?p. 27
The Zen Way of Knowing Nothingp. 41
Everything is in Lovep. 63
The Reality of Dualityp. 71
Buddhism and the Challenge of Postmodern Philosophyp. 97
The Zen of Sitting and Walkingp. 127
Zen and the Art of Healingp. 161
Dark Wisdomp. 183
Zennits
Teaching Laughterp. xvi
Past Livesp. 4
Henry Saves the Dayp. 10
Few Moving Partsp. 20
Plane Zenp. 26
No Respectp. 28
Not Clearp. 38
Ninety-Five Percentp. 44
Monk on a Rollp. 46
Floating with the Birdsp. 61
Driving Zenp. 65
Great Lovep. 69
No Toilets in Heavenp. 74
Birth and Deathp. 77
Schoolboy Zenp. 101
Good Doggiep. 104
Sick Birdp. 110
Professor Appearsp. 122
Feeding Buddhap. 131
A Magical Incantationp. 146
Picking Up the Prizep. 180
Teaching Laughter, Part 2p. 184
Close, but No Cigarp. 204
Glossaryp. 203
Acknowledgmentsp. 209
Indexp. 211
About the Authorp. 225
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