The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Lee-Merrion, Harriet
By (author): Masuno, Shunmyo
Subject:  BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation
  PHILOSOPHY / Zen
  SELF-HELP / General
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: April 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in
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From The Publisher*Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen.

In clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days, each presented opposite a page adorned by only a minimalist line drawing, giving readers an opportunity to relax with a deep breath between lessons--renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to teach you how to Zen your life. Discover how . . .

  *  lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your mind
  *  putting down your fork after every bite can help you feel more grateful for what you have
  *  spending time barefoot can strengthen your body
  *  planting a flower and watching it grow can teach you to embrace change
  *  going outside to watch the sunset can make every day feel celebratory.

With each task, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes to your life, opening yourself up to a renewed sense of peace and inner calm.
Biographical NoteShunmyo Masuno is the head priest of a 450-year-old Zen Buddhist temple in Japan, an award-winning Zen garden designer for clients all over the world, and a professor of environmental design at one of Japan's leading art schools. He has lectured widely, including at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cornell University, and Brown University. Harriet Lee-Merrion (illustrations) is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been published worldwide in such publications as The New York Times, Marie Claire, and The Guardian and exhibited in New York, London, and Berlin.