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Zen is For Everyone - The Xiao Zhi Guan Text


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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 Vipasyana 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 or Chih I (538-597), was founder of the Tiantai school of Buddhism in China.

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