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Hokaku Jeffrey Maitland, PhD, is an ordained Zen monk, an energy healer, and Certified Advanced Rolfer, one of seven Certified Advanced Rolfing Instructors in the world. A former professor of philosophy at Purdue University, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ. Preface contributor Harold D. Roth, an expert on Taoism, is a professor of philosophy at Brown University and the author of Original Tao.
"Maitland gives us a work that is profound, insightful, and informative, and gives a wider audience access to his understanding of one of the great unknown traditions of Zen practice and philosophy." --Kendo Hal Roth, author of Original Tao, from the preface "Dr. Jeffrey Maitland is a talented practitioner, author, and lecturer. This book emulates his life as I see him in action. He moves, writes, teaches, and practices in a quiet stillness that commands great respect from the elements and his fellow beings. Being a physician, author, and lecturer myself, I have learned to seek and learn from the best. . . . Part of my healing comes from the concepts taught in this book. The pages unfold a practice that brings peace and tranquility to those that learn the art of Zen regardless of your religion or profession. This is the third book of Dr. Maitland's that I have read and utilized in my life and practice." --John W. Brimhall, DC "In these essays, Hokaku Jeffrey Maitland draws upon his experience as a Zen practitioner, philosopher, and pioneering somatic practitioner to clarify the principles behind Nyorai Zen--not through studies of discrete aspects of Zen practice but by addressing the whole. Mind Body Zen captures the spirit of the teachings of Zen master Kyozan Joshu, and is a compassionate call to practice--to know for oneself the beauty of what Joshu Roshi calls our true home." --Genyo Christopher Burawa, poet, translator, director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University, and author of The Small Mystery of Lapses "Mind Body Zen is a pick for collections strong in Zen Buddhism and philosophy... Long-time Zen student and former philosophy professor uses this blend of mind-body experience and Zen knowledge to bridge East/West gaps in thinking." --Midwest Book Review