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Instant Zen: Waking Up in the Present | [Foyan, Thomas Cleary (Translator)]

Instant Zen: Waking Up in the Present

Find yourself and tune in: such is the message of Zen. These simple exercises by Zen Master Foyan lead you to the awakening of insight into the real nature of self. The Chinese Zen classic emphasizes independence and autonomy, two qualities vital to seeing and acting clearly. Both newcomers and experienced practitioners will benefit from this guide to authentic Zen practices.
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Find yourself and tune in: such is the message of Zen. These simple exercises by Zen Master Foyan lead you to the awakening of insight into the real nature of self. The Chinese Zen classic emphasizes independence and autonomy, two qualities vital to seeing and acting clearly. Both newcomers and experienced practitioners will benefit from this guide to authentic Zen practices.

(P)1996 Audio Literature; ©1994 Thomas Cleary

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    Marcus New ZealandNew Zealand 04-12-05
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    "Settle the matter for yourself"

    The challenge of zen is to settle this matter of life and death for yourself in this moment. Any book that gives you mere philosophy, or dogma, should be immediately tossed away. Foyan points out the way directly; an indispensable guide.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ripley Nox MidWest 09-09-09
    Ripley Nox MidWest 09-09-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Buddhist "pick me up""

    This is the kind of dhamma talk that cuts through all the concepts we flap around to distract ourselves from seeing what's real, even if it hurts at first.
    Great talk, great teacher. No apologies for slightly stilted language, it doesn't take anything away from this communication.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Will Toronto, ON, Canada 01-08-09
    Will Toronto, ON, Canada 01-08-09
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    "Best Zen book I've encountered!"

    I go back to this audio book often and always it's fresh and insightful. The narration is great, the content ideally suited for an audio book. This is my favorite book on Zen, my favorite audiobook!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Chicago, Israel 03-03-10
    Shawn Chicago, Israel 03-03-10
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    "Seriouse folks.. A MUST READ*"

    Amazing teacher! This is one of the BEST teachers I have heard.

    Sadly, I feel there's a lot of false zen teachers in the west right now misguiding students.. Many of which hold tittles in various lineages, guiding students, running temples & zendo's.

    This book has helped me in so may ways... for one, to see that I was not alone in what I have seen. Master Foyan cuts trough all the BS that was present in his time & is clearly the same situation in our modern era.. His "no apologies" style teachings call it as he sees it, hitting the mark right on the nose.. This book will help anyone who is interest in gaining the eyes to see which Teachers are full of BS & which are not, & help you gain the eyes to see true Dharma for yourself.

    If this teacher was alive today, I wouldn't be writing this review because I'd be on my way to his monastery.

    If you would rather stop being fooled by false teachers & wake up today, instead of sleeping on your cushion for another 10 years... then this is the book for you!

    He even brings up some valid criticism of the "present moment" style teachers that interestingly enough seem to be on the rise again today.

    Endless Bows,

    May we each find our way*

    -Fugon Mugen

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    Richard Seeley Tulsa, Oklahoma 12-19-12
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    "This book might change your life"

    This is pure Zen philosophy without the ritual nonsense about tea ceremonies, mediation techniques and sitting positions. If you like Alan Watts, then you will love this book.

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