ON SALE FROM 1ST MAY 2019
This book brings together the meditation instructions and dharma talks given by Martine and Stephen Batchelor during a Sŏn (Chan/Zen) retreat at Gaia House. What is this? Ancient questions for modern minds takes us through the practice of radical questioning at the heart of the Korean Sŏn Buddhist tradition and suggests how we can benefit from this form of meditation today.
These talks illuminate how a practice that originated in China more than a thousand years ago can now draw on ideas from the natural sciences, ancient and modern western philosophy, Romantic poetry, and the early Buddhism of the Pali canon.
The reader can use the book both as a practice manual and as a companion in facing the challenge of living a fully human life in the contemporary world. Jim Champion has written a series of questions to accompany each of the talks, which you can download here[TO COME].
Martine Batchelor lived as a Sŏn nun in Korea for ten years. She is the author of Meditation for Life, The Path of Compassion, Women in Korean Zen and Let Go. Her most recent book is The Spirit of the Buddha.
Stephen Batchelor is a writer, teacher and artist. He trained as Sŏn monk in Korea for four years. He is the author of Buddhism without Beliefs, After Buddhism and, most recently, Secular Buddhism. He is a co-founder of Bodhi College.
Martine and Stephen have taught at Gaia House since 1986. They live in southwest France, and conduct seminars and retreats worldwide.
What is this? Ancient question for modern minds will be available from your local bookshop and library suppliers, as well as on Amazon, Book Depository and elsewhere from 1 May 2019. Trade orders should be sent to Ingrams.
Individual copies can be bought in paperback, Kindle, PDF and ePub formats through the Tuwhiri online store. Ask us[tuwhiri.nz/contact] about getting small quantities of the paperback for course use at a discount.
Martine and Stephen Batchelor have generously waived royalty payments for What is This? All proceeds from the book will go to The Tuwhiri Project.
Dimensions : 152 x 229 x 8mm.
Date of publication : 1 May 2019
ISBN : 978-0-473-47497-3
NZD $00.00, AUD $00.00, USD $00.00, CAD $00.00, EUR €00.00, GBP £00.00
PDF – NZD $11.00
ISBN : 978-0-473-47500-0
ePub – NZD $15.00
ISBN : 978-0-473-47498-0
Kindle / Kindle Fire – NZD $19.00
ISBN : 978-0-473-47499-7
Institutional orders can be supplied on invoice if submitted on official order forms or departmental stationery to:
The Tuwhiri Project
PO Box 6626
Aotearoa New Zealand