The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training
by John Daido Loori
If you want to practice Zen but there’s no zendo for miles around, this book may be the next best thing. It contains the complete, eight-phase program of training taught at Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, New York. It’s a training that’s not in any way limited to sitting meditation (that’s only part one). It also includes training in teacher interaction, study, ritual, ethics, art, body practices, and work. It’s a whole-life process..