The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that everything flows from the center. He discusses correct breathing, posture, routine, teacher-student relations, and koan study, as well as common problems and milestones encountered in the process. Throughout the book the author returns to zazen, offering further advice and more advanced techniques. The orientation extends to various religious attitudes and includes detailed discussions of the Three Treasures and the Ten Precepts of Zen Buddhism.
Taking the Path of Zen will serve as orientation and guide for anyone who is drawn to the ways of Zen, from the simply curious to the serious Zen student.
Aitken's approach is clear and sure as he shows how our minds can be as nurturing as clover, which enriches the soil and benefits the environment as it grows. The opening chapters discuss the Ten Grave Precepts of Zen, which, Aitken points out, are "not commandments etched in stone but expressions of inspiration written in something more fluid than water." Aitken approaches these precepts, the core of Zen ethics, from several perspectives, offering many layers of interpretation. Like ripples in a pond, the circles of his interpretation increasingly widen, and he expands his focus to confront corporate theft and oppression, the role of women in Zen and society, abortion, nuclear war, pollution of the environment, and other concerns.
The Mind of Clover champions the cause of personal responsibility in modern society, encouraging nonviolent activism based on clear convictions. It is a guide that engages, that invites us to realize our own potential for confident and responsible action.
The authors, students of Forensic Sciences
class of Bologna University and their Professor, have developed the ﬁrst
Italian book about forensic topics. The book is a collection of issues covered
during the course: notions of criminal law, inspection and investigation
techniques, drugs, history and forensic analysis. They would like to give an
overview about the role and the importance of biologists in forensic sciences.
When Dannielle's library is threatened, Billionaire Justin Blake appears out of nowhere, an impeccably dressed, steely-eyed savior. An invitation to his mansion reveals a man marked by dark secrets buried in his past. Their night of passion unveils pieces of the puzzle. Justin's last name, Blake, she learns means darkness... in more ways than one.
Their explosive liaison leads Danielle to the adventure of a lifetime, bringing her to the brink of destruction, and beyond.
This single volume contains the complete Billionaire's BBW series, over four hundred pages of pulse-pounding romance, action, and adventure ending with the happiest of of all possible ever-afters.