Living Zen: A Practical Guide to a Balanced Existence (Paperback)

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Find balance with a hands-on guide to Zen

Zen can be achieved by anyone—and Living Zen will show you the way. This simple and straightforward guide helps you bring the practice of Zen into your life with scenarios inspired by the real lives of people who are using Zen strategies to overcome real challenges.

Whether you're a new or current practitioner, Living Zen provides you with a quick primer on the ideas behind Zen and its spiritual background before showing you how to bring it into your life. Discover a variety of exercises you can use to achieve peace and balance, complete with anecdotal examples of how Zen works in the real world. Whether it's at home, at work, or on the go, find out how you can apply Zen principles to persevere in difficult times.

Living Zen features:
  • Everyday Zen—Learn how Zen can help you with everything from managing anger and jealousy to preparing to study for an exam.
  • Activities for positivity—Get actionable advice for being more present, positive, and balanced in your day-to-day life.
  • Easy to use—Situational guides walk you through the process of staying Zen during the most trying times.

Get the guidance you need to make Zen a part of your life.

About the Author

Seth Zuihō Segall, PhD, is a Zen priest and retired clinical psychologist. Dr. Segall has been a practicing Buddhist for twenty-five years. His blog, The Existential Buddhist (, provides insights on Buddhist philosophy, practice, ethics, history, art, and social engagement.

Praise For…

“This book is a must-have introduction to Zen. With his diverse background in Buddhism and clinical experience, Seth Zuih? Segall makes the often esoteric concepts approachable for new meditators and provides deep insights to problems encountered every day. Novices get a roadmap to Zen with practical guidance, and those with more experience have a wealth of new perspectives to complement their traditional teaching.” —Ted Meissner, founder and executive director, Secular Buddhist Association

“Seth Zuih? Segall is a Zen priest and a seasoned clinical psychologist. In this original synthesis of foundational Zen teachings and therapeutic insight, he shows how the skillful application of Zen principles can resolve interpersonal conflicts and foster compassionate understanding. Living Zen is at once a well of timeless wisdom and a reliable instrument for navigating 21st-century life.” —Ben Howard, Emeritus Professor of English at Alfred University and author of Immovable Awareness: The Intimate Practice of Zen

“Segall blends 25 years of meditation practice with his insight as a clinical psychologist to bring a fresh and unique perspective born from his wisdom to help anyone develop balance. Easily digestible, Living Zen is the perfect blend of instruction and practical tools to bring this profound practice into our everyday lives.” —Jud Brewer, MD, PhD, author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646115839
ISBN-10: 164611583X
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Pages: 164
Language: English