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Zen Buddhism: Your Personal Guide to Practice and Tradition (Mystic Traditions) (Hardcover)
Connect more meaningfully to the cultural wisdom and spiritual teachings of Buddhism.
Explore Buddhist traditions and older ways of connecting with spirituality by going straight to the heart of mystical traditions. Zen Buddhism explores the spiritual teachings that have thrived throughout Chinese culture and many other societies. With this guidebook for both newcomers to spiritual practice and those searching for a concise reference to a long history, discover how to honor your connection to nature and reach your full potential through Zen practice. Explore the history behind Buddhist practices and teachings, and then engage with them firsthand, forming a deeper bond with yourself and the world.
Illuminated by beautiful illustrations, this guide presents:
- The history of Buddhism
- Meditations and rituals to bring the ancient wisdom into modern life
- Key concepts and figures of Buddhist teachings
As with every title in the Mystic Traditions series, Zen Buddhism is a celebration of a unique and beautiful culture. As such, the subject matter and content has been treated with the utmost care and respect to ensure an accurate and reverent presentation that is accessible to a variety of audiences, and serves to further educate and foster support for these rich practices and traditions for years to come.
Zen Buddhism is your engaging, accessible, and hands-on introduction to the deep magic and spirituality of Buddhism.
The Mystic Traditions series explores mystical and spiritual traditions and magical practices from around the world from a modern perspective. These guides offer concise introductions to the origins of mystical practices; explain key concepts, figures, and legends in these traditions; and give straightforward and engaging instruction on how to connect directly with these practices through rituals, spells, and more.
Also available in the Mystic Traditions series: Native American Spiritualism, Celtic Mysticism.
About the Author
Dr. Joshua R. Paszkiewicz is a multireligious cleric and scholar uniquely trained and transmitted in the Zen traditions of Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. He has studied and taught Zen throughout the world and has served as an official delegate to numerous notable events, including the first White House Buddhist Leader’s Conference, and the United Nations World Day of Vesak. Dr. Paszkiewicz has earned a diverse array of academic degrees and certifications in the fields of religion, psychology, education, business, and healthcare. On a day-to-day basis, Joshua maintains a private practice of spiritually integrative psychotherapy, teaches traditional life protection arts, and serves as a spiritual director and consultant to numerous students, teachers, and communities around the globe. He can be found online at drjrp.com.