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Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AMBy Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness aThich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness and Impermanence, and to contemporary issues such as the conflicts between modern technology and spirituality The final section includes a set of 43 koans from the 13th century Vietnamese master, Tran Thai Tong, which are translated here for the first time into English Originally published in 1974, Zen Keys has been unavailable for several years but is now reissued by popular demand Readers will find it as fresh today as when it was first written, and will be struck by the timelessness of its insights What makes this work particularly compelling is that Nhat Hanh is able to invigorate what in other presentations may seem like empty abstract principles The example he has set in his own life as a relentless advocate for peace brings strength and a realistic understanding to idealistic Buddhist goals In Zen Keys, Thich Nhat Hanh presents the philosophy which has enabled him to be mindful of peace in every moment An excellent introduction from Philip Kapleau author of the classic Three Pillars Of Zen provides background on the emerging American Zen tradition.
  • Title: Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice
  • Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • ISBN: 9780385475617
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback

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Sean Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
If you have not yet, I might recommend reading some of Thich Nhat Hanh s other works before getting to this one If you re looking for one to start with, The Miracle of Mindfulness is perfect very practical no matter your own traditions and great to return to again and again After several years of learning from some of his other books and enjoying my own practice of mindfulness, I was ready to read this one which deals about the history of Zen practice It is unlike other books I have read from T [...]
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Mqcarpenter Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
A great look at the foundations of Zen, its basic practices, and its purpose Hanh offers a very easily read piece that even Westerners with no Buddhist understanding can follow Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Zen master, poet, and spokesman for the Vietnamese Buddhist peace movement In 1967 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr He is the author of several books, including Peace is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, and Being Peace.Thich Nhat Hanh brings his war [...]
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Kyle Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
This is practical and wonderful introduction and overview into the practice and philosophy of Zen Buddhism It provides tangible ways to introduce and practice Zen in one s life a great starter book for the novice Eastern thinker.
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Rebecca Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
It does its best to be clear about zen and does suceed in some respects on conveying the history of the practise, but to be honest, it wasn t really worth the read Some of the practises are still confusing, and with life and time so short, reading time should be devoted to better or clearer books.
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Stef Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
I enjoyed this book by Thich Nhat Hanh but not as much as his others Some of the chapters I found a little difficult to digest, though I thoroughly enjoyed the koans in the last chapter I borrowed this book from the library, but would consider purchasing it just to have access to the koans.
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David Sweet Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Not the first book to dive into on Zen Go to Suzuki for that This has nuts and bolts and esoteric aspects of the Zen monastic life The koans were okay As others have written, not Thich Nhat Hanh s most accessible book.
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Rol Ordaz Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
the book has a lot of material and real Zen history for me it wasn t easy to follow it
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Ross Cohen Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Less of a guide, of an academic study.
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Cynthia Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Not super riveting, but very informative about Zen Buddhism I think that it s a great book in understanding the practices and goals of Zen and in wrangling some of the abstract concepts.
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Daniel Gargallo Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
I read this shortly after Zen Mind, Beginner s Mind and found this to be a skillful second step Zen Keys is a Swiss Army knife that will explain what kind of literature is out there and how you could engage it, how Zen Buddhism institutionally spread, and an overview of philosophical concepts, namely the concept of concepts if you see the Buddha, kill the Buddha After reading this book I felt prepared for Zazen as well as engaging source texts on Zen you don t need anything other than Zazen for [...]
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Eric Piotrowski Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Thich Nhat Hanh is an engaging writer with a clear desire to make zen accessible to a lay audience He does a good job here of blending eastern concepts with western sensibilities, giving us a clear insight into the foundations of zen.My only complaint is the second half of Section V, Footprints of Emptiness , which goes deep into murky territory of esoteric delineations such that I felt not only lost, but bored An excerpt In reality vikalpa, paratantra, and nispanna are only states of knowledge [...]
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Ian Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
for the most part i enjoyed this book, and it helped a lot to explain some concepts i have read about in other books but was never really clear on for example, the meaning of all those koans, or at least why i don t get them, and the whole no mind non being thing there were a few chapters on the history of the various schools of buddhism and the beginnings of zen that i found somewhat hard to follow, but overall it was definitely worth the time to read was also brutally honest about the fact tha [...]
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Zhen Wang Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
My first book on Zen Buddhism It was an eye opening experience The book is so beautifully written, and Thich Nhat Hanh is a brilliant scholar who is able to explain extremely complex concepts and ideologies in simple terms using metaphors and real life examples His spirituality and compassion showed vividly in the book, and he described the beauty of Zen Buddhism so perfectly with his moving words As a world traveled scholar, he took on the challenge of introducing Zen Buddhism, a profound and a [...]
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Mark R. Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Going into this book, I had little knowledge of Zen beliefs I ve read a bit here and there on eastern religions, Krishna and basic Buddhist teachings, but am by no means an expert Zen Keys is a good, brief read that provides answers for those curious to know what Zen is all about The book ends with a series of forty short meditations Reading through these was somewhat tedious, but overall, the book does what it sets out to do, in a very read able manner.
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Igor Girsanov Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
The compassionate and easygoing style of Thay is retained in this book, which gives a good introduction to Zen in general and Vietnamese Zen in particular However, this book is definitely not for the beginner He gets pretty good into concepts about Buddhism Zen that a beginner may not be comfortable with Although, if one is willing to persist, then can gain many useful things out of this book.
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guanaeps Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Really clear and straight forward writing to help you understand these seemingly complex yet deceptively simple mindsets and mentalities of Zen Buddhists goes fairly deep into the history, complete with long hard to pronounce names Very inyteresting read though, really got my brain thinking at moments.
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s.m. k. Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
I read this shortly after reading What the Buddha Taught by Dr Rahula and was underwhelmed It s been quite a while since I ve read it so will concede that this may be an unfair review That said, the book I continue to return to is Dr Rahula s What the Buddha Taught.
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Michael Mangos Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
I liked this book, but it was substantially harder to get through than some of his other work It just wasn t as enjoyable to read as other books on Buddhism I ve read Overall, though, I really like Thich Nhat Hanh s approach to Buddhism and his zen teachings.
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Marion Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
I love Thich Nhat Hanh and found much wisdom in this book, in which Thich Nhat Hanh tells about the history and practice of Zen in all its forms To be honest, I got a bit bored with some of the historical information, but I still felt that I got a lot from this book.
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Josh Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Pretty heady stuff This book was difficult at times the philosophy and historical development of Zen is explored relatively in depth considering how small the book is However, it was well worth the challenge.
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Mariana Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Any book about Zen Practice is a contradiction.
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Maher Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Great book But there were few paragraphs that used too much Sanskrit, Pali and Vietnamese words that were hard to understand Great entry for a newbie in Zen.
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Con Robinson Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
This is a great intro to Zen I enjoyed this author s writing style.
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Gloria MariaVazquez Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
My first read on Zen What I gleaned from this read mindfulness To live fully in the present.
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John Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
nonfiction,philosophy,zen,buddhism
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Cherie Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
B Not his best, but interesting the same.
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Mihai Jun 07, 2020 - 01:46 AM
Very easy to read and understand Not as deep as I expected it to be.
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Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice By Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness aThich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness and Impermanence, and to contemporary issues such as the conflicts between modern technology and spirituality The final section includes a set of 43 koans from the 13th century Vietnamese master, Tran Thai Tong, which are translated here for the first time into English Originally published in 1974, Zen Keys has been unavailable for several years but is now reissued by popular demand Readers will find it as fresh today as when it was first written, and will be struck by the timelessness of its insights What makes this work particularly compelling is that Nhat Hanh is able to invigorate what in other presentations may seem like empty abstract principles The example he has set in his own life as a relentless advocate for peace brings strength and a realistic understanding to idealistic Buddhist goals In Zen Keys, Thich Nhat Hanh presents the philosophy which has enabled him to be mindful of peace in every moment An excellent introduction from Philip Kapleau author of the classic Three Pillars Of Zen provides background on the emerging American Zen tradition.

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