Finding the Still Point:
A Beginner's Guide to Zen Meditation [With CD]
By John Daido Loori
Paperback. 112 pages + CD
One of Zen Buddhisms most respected teachers offers a complete introduction to Zen meditation. Using straightforward language, Loori explains everything new meditators need to know to begin practicing. Includes a 70-minute CD with instruction and timed meditation periods.
John Daido Loori (1931-2009) was one of the West's leading Zen masters. He was the founder and spiritual leader of the Mountains and Rivers Order and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery. His work has been most noted for its unique adaptation of traditional Asian Buddhism into an American context, particularly with regard to the arts, the environment, social action, and the use of modern media as a vehicle of spiritual training and social change. Loori was an award-winning photographer and videographer. His art and wildlife photography formed the core of a unique teaching program that integrated art and wilderness training by cultivating a deep appreciation of the relationship of Zen to our natural environment. He was a dharma heir of the influential Japanese Zen master Taizan Maezumi Roshi and he authored many books.