Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Zen: The Art of Simple Living

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'Brings the spirit of Zen Buddhism to everyday life . . . 100 snack-size Zen activities you can do daily to add more calm to your life' Daily Telegraph

A beautifully illustrated guide to slowing down, finding true happiness and feeling calm, by Zen Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno.
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Zen is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life . . .

In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons - one a day for 100 days - renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show you how to apply the essence of Zen to modern life.

You will learn how to exhale deeply to eliminate negative emotions, to arrange your house simply to clear your thinking, to line up your shoes at night to bring order to your mind, to plant a single flower and watch it grow, to worry less about what you cannot control, and so much more . . .

You will even make time to think about nothing at all.

Simplify your life with the art of Zen, and learn how to feel more relaxed, fulfilled, and with a renewed sense of peace.
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'Does for mental clutter what Marie Kondo has done for household clutter' Publisher's Weekly

'This little treasure needs to be at every bedside' llan Lokos, author of Through the Flames, Patience, and Pocket Peace

'Zen: The Art of Simple Living makes the wisdom of the Buddha radically accessible' Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, author of Emotional Rescue and Rebel Buddha
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 180 x 20mm | 420g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 024137183X
  • 9780241371831
  • 5,624

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Brings the spirit of Zen Buddhism to everyday life . . . 100 snack-size Zen activities you can do daily to add more calm to your life Daily Telegraph
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A pretty book to dip into for insights into a Japanese mindset * The Tablet * Does for mental clutter what Marie Kondo has done for household clutter: pare down and simplify . . . A bestseller in Japan, this will certainly resonate with fans of Zen practice, or those simply looking to declutter a busy mind * Publishers Weekly * Full of the simplest yet richest rituals to adopt in order to live a long and happy life, this book of wisdom is a soothing balm of peace for anyone living in the busy modern world * Psychologies * Brings the spirit of Zen Buddhism to everyday life . . . 100 snack-size Zen activities you can do daily to add more calm to your life * Daily Telegraph *
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About Shunmyo Masuno

Shunmyo Masuno (Author)
Shunmyo Masuno is the head priest of a 450-year-old Zen Buddhist temple in Japan, an award-winning Zen garden designer for clients all over the world and a professor of environmental design at one of Japan's leading art schools. He has lectured widely around the world.

Harry and Zanna Goldhawk (Illustrator)
Harry and Zanna Goldhawk create their beautiful illustrations from their seaside cottage in Cornwall. They're hugely inspired by nature and colour, and love creating magical stories through their work.
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