Bringing the Sacred to Life: The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual

Bringing the Sacred to Life: The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual:

Zen rituals—such as chanting, bowing, lighting incense before the Buddha statue—are ways of recognizing the sacredness in all of life. 

A ritual is simply a deliberate and focused moment that symbolizes the care with which we should be approaching all of life, and practicing the Zen liturgy is a way of cultivating this quality of attention in order to bring it to everything we do. 

Here, John Daido Loori demystifies the details of the Zen rituals and highlights their deeper meaning and purpose…

The book includes instructions for a simple Zen home liturgy, as it is practiced by students of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen.

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