9781568365657-1568365659-Eat Sleep Sit: My Year at Japan's Most Rigorous Zen Temple

Eat Sleep Sit: My Year at Japan's Most Rigorous Zen Temple

ISBN-13: 9781568365657
ISBN-10: 1568365659
Edition: Reprint
Author: Nonomura, Kaoru
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Format: Paperback 328 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781568365657
ISBN-10: 1568365659
Edition: Reprint
Author: Nonomura, Kaoru
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Format: Paperback 328 pages

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Acknowledged authors Nonomura, Kaoru wrote Eat Sleep Sit: My Year at Japan's Most Rigorous Zen Temple comprising 328 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1568365659 and 9781568365657. Since then Eat Sleep Sit: My Year at Japan's Most Rigorous Zen Temple textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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At the age of thirty, Kaoru Nonomura left his family, his girlfriend, and his job as a designer in Tokyo to undertake a year of ascetic training at Eiheiji, one of the most rigorous Zen training temples in Japan. This book is Nonomura's recollection of his experiences. He skillfully describes every aspect of training, including how to meditate, how to eat, how to wash, even how to use the toilet, in a way that is easy to understand no matter how familiar a reader is with Zen Buddhism. This first-person account also describes Nonomura's struggles in the face of beatings, hunger, exhaustion, fear, and loneliness, the comfort he draws from his friendships with the other trainees, and his quiet determination to give his life spiritual meaning.


After writing Eat Sleep Sit, Kaoru Nonomura returned to his normal life as a designer, but his book has maintained its popularity in Japan, selling more than 100,000 copies since its first printing in 1996. Beautifully written, and offering fascinating insight into a culture of hardships that few people could endure, this is a deeply personal story that will appeal to all those with an interest in Zen Buddhism, as well as to anyone seeking spiritual growth.

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