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Home study program., 22 Sep 2013
ekida expains in detail the methods of zazen that that have led countless individuals to samadhi, and later,to Kensho and beyond. Many readers may find this book slow and methodical at first as he explains in detail, the different methods of breathing in zazen and the physiological affects these techniques have on the body. However, please don't lose heart because as you progress you will find all this is for a reason as it's the foundation you will need. Think of this book as training program in which you need to study the "boring" aspects of your art in order to perfect it later.
As a westerner I know all to well a large majority of us our not able to meet a spiritual teacher in our busy lives let alone search for one, but if you are reading this you have found Katsuki Sekida and if you embrace his advice wholeheartedly you won't go wrong. It will take time but don't give up as this book is truly a gift to the westerner if you follow it with precision.