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What • Why • How


112 Pages, 5.15 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: February 2010

ISBN 9780824525408

Rights: WOR

The Crossroad Publishing Company (Feb 2010)

Price: $14.95


A modern, well-rounded guide to the ancient practice of fasting

Providing a no-nonsense introduction to fasting, this guide presents the physical, spiritual, and sociopolitical dimensions of this ancient practice. Short reflections from practitioners clarify misunderstandings about what fasting is and is not. The inclusion of a practical overview of the steps to conducting a fast round out a thorough exploration of a venerated practice.

Author Biography

Niklaus Brantschen is a Zen master in the White Plum Sangha, the cofounder of both the Lassalle Zen lineage and the Lassalle-Institut, and the former director of Haus Bad Schönbrunn and Lassalle-Haus. He is an experienced seminar leader and the author of The Advantage of Being Good and On the Zen Path: A Christian Buddhist.