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Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen. Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo Masuno applies the essence of Z... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241371831
Barcode 9780241371831
Published 7 May 2019 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Masuno, Shunmyo
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ISBN-13 9780241371831
ISBN-10 024137183X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Michael Joseph Ltd
Publication Date 7 May 2019
International Publication Date 18 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Masuno, Shunmyo
Category Zen Buddhism
Coping With Stress
Personal Appearance & Beauty Care
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Mind, Body, Spirit: Meditation
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 420g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Interior decoration, Buddhist decoration and ornament, Zen Buddhism
NBS Text Self Improvement: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 747
Catalogue Code 961274

Description of this Book

Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen. Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo Masuno applies the essence of Zen to modern life in clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days. Discover how: * lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your life * putting down your fork after every bite can help you feel more grateful for what you have * spending time barefoot can strengthen your body * planting a flower and watching it grow can teach you to embrace change * going outside to watch the sunset can make every day feel celebratory. In Zen: The Art of Simple Living, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes--to what you do, how you think, how you interact with others, and how you appreciate the present moment. With each task, you will open yourself up to a renewed sense of peace and inner calm.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Does for mental clutter what Marie Kondo has done for household clutter: pare down and simplify . . . A bestseller in Japan, this will certainly resonate with fans of Zen practice, or those simply looking to declutter a busy mind * Publishers Weekly *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Shunmyo Masuno is the head priest of a 450-year-old Zen Buddhist temple in Japan, an award-winning Zen garden designer for clients all over the world and a professor of environmental design at one of Japan's leading art schools. He has lectured widely around the world.

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