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Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. The Japanese bestseller explains traditional techniques that help cleanse not only your house - but your soul.

We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It's not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world today needs it.

The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it's like to be a monk in training.

This book will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that cleanliness is an opportunity to contemplate oneself.

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    January 2, 2018

    Particular Books

    RRP $19.99

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    January 4, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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At Home In The World
Zen Confidential
The Dude and the Zen Master
Treasury Of The True Dharma Eye
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Zen Master Yunmen
No-Gate Gateway
Thinking is Overrated: Empty Brain - Happy Brain
Eat Sleep Sit
Close To The Ground
Being Upright
Passing Through The Gateless Barrier
What Is Zen?
The Vow-Powered Life
Zen Chants
Moonlight Leaning Against An Old Rail Fence
Nothing Holy About It
Just This Is It
The Authentic Life
Lotus In The Fire