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Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER1

Introducing Zen

In This Chapter

  • What is Zen, anyway?
  • Zen as a method to master the art of your life
  • Can you just have a Zen philosophy?
  • How does Zen relate to Buddhism?
  • Reasons you might want to practice Zen

These days, when I tell someone I’m a Zen Buddhist, the response is usually, “Cool.” People don’t necessarily understand exactly what it means to be a Zen Buddhist, but they know there’s a certain level of respect for Zen in Western culture.

Over the last 50 years, Zen has become well established in the West. There’s a Zen Center in most major cities in the United States, most bookstores have a Zen section, and thousands of Americans ...

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