BST515 - Intro to Zen Buddhism (3 Units)
Textbook: Zen Philosophy, Zen Practice by Thich Thien-An
9 week course
This text explores the way of Zen and its inner truth. Each chapter includes a meditation practice. A little known gem in a sea of literature referring to Zen Buddhism. A book I find myself referring back to more often than any other I own. The first time I read it I gained more insight into the history of zen, where it was coming from, and the people it arrived through. Most importantly at the end of every chapter is a method of practicing zen. This, along with the stress on practicing Zen principles in daily life is why I would highly recommend this book to the beginning Zen practitioner.