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Zen is for Everyone – The Xiao Zhi Guan text by Zhi Yi

The Xiao Zhi Guan makes the practice of Zen, a seemingly harsh and strict discipline, accessible to the lay person.  Popularly known as Beginner's Zen and The Little Samatha Vipasana Manual, this charmingly simple book of meditation has been a favorite of teachers and students of Zen from the sixth century to the present.  Its author Zhi Yi (538-597), was the founder of Tiantai Buddhism in China.

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15 1/2" long x 9" wide x 3/4" thick "Next, you should not carelessly throw away the water that remains after washing the rice.  In olden times a cloth bag was used to filter out the water when it was thrown away.  When you have finish...

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