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Published by North Point Press in San Francisco .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Spiritual life -- Zen Buddhism

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRobert Aitken.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBQ9286 .A35 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 149 p. :
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3514365M
ISBN 100865470804
LC Control Number82081475

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  In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity. The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that everything flows from the center. He discusses correct breathing, posture, routine, teacher-student Cited by:   In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity. The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that everything flows from the center.4/5(). Robert Aitken is a retired master of the Diamond Sangha, a Zen Buddhist society he founded in Honolulu in with his late wife Anne Hopkins Aitken. A lifetime resident of Hawaii, Aitken Rōshi is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a BA degree in English literature and an MA degree in Japanese studies/5. In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity. The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that everything flows from the by: