Book Review: Big Mind – Big Heart

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Genpo Roshi has set down the principles of his method of guided meditation, which combines traditional Zen practices with Voice Dialog, a method used in Psychology, and big-mind-big-heartinvolves dialogs with various voices of the dualistic, non-dualistic, and transcendent minds, respectively know as the self, Big Mind, and Big Heart.

I found the book interesting and easy to read. For those who know something of Zen, for example, the works of D. T. Suzuki, Thích Nhất Hạnh, or the Dalai Lama, there is little that is new on an intellectual level. Genpo makes extraordinary claims for the application of the method, suggesting that it can do in an hour what might require 5 years of Zen practice to achieve; namely, to reach a state of non-dualism, or no-mind.

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I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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