Shikantaza—or “just sitting”—is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself to Bodhidharma and Dogen and many of modern Zen Buddhism’s most influential masters, all pointing directly to the heart of this powerful practice. Edited by one of America’s pre-eminent Zen teachers, this book is a rich resource for wisdom seekers and scholars alike.
The Art of Just Sitting
Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza
“The single most comprehensive treasury of writings on the subject in English.”—John Daishin Buksbazen, author of Zen Meditation in Plain English