Profile for Kane Doughty > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Kane Doughty
Top Reviewer Ranking: 824,109
Helpful Votes: 3

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Kane Doughty

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
ZEN Training: Methods and Philosophy (Shambhala Classics)
ZEN Training: Methods and Philosophy (Shambhala Classics)
by Katsuki Sekida
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.29

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Home study program., 22 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
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.


The Heart Sutra
The Heart Sutra
by Red Pine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.28

4.0 out of 5 stars A book to study., 22 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Heart Sutra (Paperback)
Red Pines commentary of "The Heart Sutra" is a word for word explaination of what has come to be the fundamental teaching of the Prajnaparamita. This Commentary is no different to any other and is not something to rush through or expect to get to grips with in just one read but something to study throughout ones life.


The Ornament of Clear Realization
The Ornament of Clear Realization
by Katia Holmes
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Not an easy read., 22 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This was not an easy read for me personaly. Maybe for someone with more knowledge of the "Ornament Of Clear Realization" it will be of more use, but I found it to be very fragmented and the lay out was very sloppy. I will however keep hold of it for the future.


Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra
Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple yet profound., 6 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I received this wonderful teaching on a saturday morning and due to it's small size was able to read the whole book in short sessions by the evening. Although it's short like the heart sutra itself, don't be fooled in thinking you "need" more to understand the complexity of the sutra, in fact it's quite the opposite. How you approach the simple yet extremely profound chapters in this book is the key to going deep into the teachings on emptiness and it's small size means you can take it with you anywhere.
A must have for anyone trying to understand emptiness. All that's needed now is to sit.


Page: 1