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What more do you want? Zen questions, Zen answers.

What more do you want? Zen questions, Zen answers.

By Albert Low

“ As we know, questioning can sometimes be more important than answers. ”

Albert is a western Zen master, originally from England, who lives in Canada and sits (meditates and teaches) at a Zen studio in Montreal. He is in his 90s now, but still actively practicing and this book is a series of questions to him from his students, about the practice of Zen (not so much about the philosophy). It was really interesting to read each question, and to pause to consider it as if it were my own, and then read Low’s response to understand, and perhaps even take on board, his teachings. He talks a lot about repetition; repetition of questions; but then also, whilst in meditation, repetition of thoughts, and repetition of the breath.

This is a good book for readers interested in the practical nature of Zen, and meditation; in order to answer some questions, and to raise more questions! …as we know, questioning can sometimes be more important than answers. 

 

Reviewed by Melody-Fleur (aka “Bu”) Watterson)