James Ishmael Ford
In This Very
Moment is a 100-page summary of Zen Buddhism. Like chess, Zen Buddhism seems easy. It takes
five minutes to learn the moves of chess and a lifetime to master it—if you can
master it at all. James Ishmael Ford, spiritual director of the Zen Community of
Boston, shows readers the “moves” of Zen Buddhism and inspires them to walk the
lifelong path of mastering Zen. He introduces all the basics-everything any reader curious about entering into Zen Buddhism would want to know—in this tiny
book. Such an undertaking would be intimidating for most writers, but Ford
"In This Very Moment presents an insider's view of the Zen path by an
authorized teacher ordained in the Soto tradition who has also practiced in
several different lineages. The title itself captures the heart of Zen, which
can also be described as the awakening to the dynamic reality of the present
moment. Its description of koan training as a journey to the inner depths of
one's being is truly illuminating and refreshing."
—Ruben Habito, Zen teacher at the Maria Kannon Zen Center, Dallas, Texas
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