The Art of Zen Meditation by Howard Fast

The Art of Zen Meditation

By Howard Fast

  • Release Date: 2011-12-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 10 Ratings
Download Now
The file download will begin after you complete the registration. Downloader's Terms of Service | DMCA

Description

Bestselling author Howard Fast’s straightforward introduction to Zen meditation
Howard Fast began to formally practice Zen meditation after turning away from communism in 1956. The Art of Zen Meditation, originally published by the antiwar political collective Peace Press in 1977, is the fruit of Fast’s study: a brief and instructive history of Zen Buddhism and its tenets, written with a simplicity that is emblematic of the philosophy itself. Fast’s study of Zen also inspired his popular Masao Masuto mystery series about a Zen Buddhist detective in Beverly Hills, which he published under the pseudonym E. V. Cunningham.
The Art of Zen Meditation is illustrated with twenty-three beautiful photographs.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

“Zen provides a context for the moral issues that have consumed Fast’s attention all his life.” Andrew Macdonald, author of Howard Fast: A Critical Companion

Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951). Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style.

Reviews

  • A great introduction

    5
    By wibbs404
    With only 44 pages you don't get much for your money. I did enjoy it as a very fast read and the content is very well presented. Something I would recommend to anyone who is looking into this as a basic beginner!

keyboard_arrow_up