Acknowledgments. Special Thanks. Introduction. PART I: GETTING STARTED. What Is Zen? How to Do It. Welcome to the World of Koans. Peeling Onions Day By Day. Doing Nothing. PART 2: CRAVINGS AND COMPULSIONS. Quieting the Monkey Mind. Loneliness and Separation. Feeding the Hungry Heart. Ambition: Taming the Violent Mind. PART 3: LETTING GO. Grasping and Holding On. Empty Hands. Pilgrimage. PART 4: DISSOLVING THE FALSE SELF. Putting Toys Away. When Medicine Turns to Poison. The True Man of No Rank. The Zen Fisherman. PART 5: ZEN, GOD, AND ENLIGHTENMENT. Walking Through the Gateless Gate. Zen and God. Zen Cautions. Zen Miracle Commandments. Bibliography. Index.
BRENDA SHOSHANNA, Ph.D., is the relationships expert on iVillage.com. A psychologist and psychotherapist in practice for more than twenty-five years, she has been a Zen practitioner for twenty-eight years. Dr. Brenda has taught both Zen and psychology classes at Marymount College, the Zen Studies Society, and the New Seminary, and she has given workshops at New York's Learning Annex and elsewhere. She has made television appearances on ABC and NBC, and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, and the Daily News.