The Art of Simple Living

100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy

hardcover, 224 pages

Published April 2, 2019 by Penguin Books.

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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.

Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo Masuno applies the essence of Zen to modern life in clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days. Discover how:

  • lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your life
  • 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.

In Zen: The Art of Simple Living, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes--to …

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