Essence of Mind, by Zen Master Senshin
"Zen Master Senshin's teaching is direct, supportive and open-hearted. She has given her life to Dharma practice and helping others find their True Way. She has written this wonderful book that encourages both new and experienced students to take up a life of inquiry and wonder. For this, I am deeply grateful."
Zen Master Dae Gak, Furnace Mountain Retreat Center, Kentucky, USA
"...a welcome return to spirituality in a world increasingly obsessed with wealth and materialism."
Writing Queensland, March 2009.
146 pages; $22 (+postage) - to purchase, please visit the Yoga King website.
An extract from Essence of Mind:
"Through the direct experience of meditation practice, one can experience the true meaning of meditation.
When sitting, just sit. When walking, just walk.
When drinking tea, just drink. When eating lunch, just eat.
In cutting through one's attachment to likes and dislikes, the truth is reflected moment by moment: tea is hot; sugar is sweet.
How that truth functions is the essence of meditation - each sip of tea is drunk for all beings.
Each morsel of food is eaten for all beings. The function of each thought, word and deed is for the benefit of all beings.
Awakening to true self and facilitating awakening for others is the true function of meditation practice, the true expression of being human."