Introduction to Zen Training is a translation of the Sanzen Nyumon, a foundational text for beginning meditation students by Omori Sogen--one of the foremost Zen teachers of the twentieth century.
This book addresses many of the questions which arise when someone first embarks on a journey of Zen meditation--ranging from how long to sit at one time to how to remain mindful when not sitting--and it concludes with commentaries on two other fundamental Zen texts, Zazen Wasen (The Song of Meditation) and the Ox-Herding Pictures.
Written to provide a solid grounding in the physical nature of Zen meditation training, this text delves into topics such as:
- How to find the right teacher
- The differences between the two main Japanese schools of Zen: Soto and Rinzai Zen