What More Do You Want?: Zen Questions, Zen Answers by Albert Low


We’ve all had moments in our lives when we’ve thought, “Something is missing. There must be more to life than this.” It is this sense that often brings people to the practice of Zen. By turning to Zen, they acknowledge that this “something” lies not in externals, but rather in seeking to transcend desire and attachment. The journey toward that transcendence begins with questioning, and questions will be part of the path until awakening is attained.

In What More do You Want? a fascinating new book by renowned Zen master Albert Low, he addresses some of the questions students have posed about the practice of Zen: Why do we practice? Why should we seek to understand our reasons for practicing? How can we distinguish between true and false practice? What is awakening? In addition, Low shares with his readers four teishos—talks that comment on a text or koan in order to enhance meditation practice—on zazen or seated meditation, on pain and suffering, and on the very nature of practice itself. Finally, Low shares with readers an experience of satori, a glimpse into Buddha nature.

All readers, both novice and longtime practitioners, will encounter in this book new answers, and new questions, to the what, why and how of Zen practice.

Dr. Albert Low is an authorized Zen master, an internationally Published author, and a former Human Resources executive. He was born in London, England, on December 16, 1928. He has lived in England, South Africa, Canada, and the United States and has resided in Montreal since 1979. He obtained a BA degree in Philosophy and Psychology, and is a trained counselor. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws for scholastic attainment and community service by Queen’s University, Ontario, a prestigious Canadian University.

1947- 1949, – served two years in the British navy,left England in 1954 and emigrated to South Africa. Employed by the Central News Agency, a company that held the monopoly for the sale and distribution of all reading matter including books, magazines, and newspapers throughout Southern Africa–which then included South Africa, the two Rhodesias, Mozambique, and South West Africa. Eventually became the senior personnel executive and reported to the CEO. During this time he gave many seminars on creativity and organization for managers at all levels for the National Development Foundation of South Africa.

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What More Do You Want? Zen Questions, Zen Answers by Albert Low

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