"Zen Without Zen Masters" is the first -- and still the best -- collection of truly contemporary Zen parables. For the novice, "Zen Without Zen Masters" is an outstanding introduction to the baffling world of meditation, Eastern thought and the galaxy of philosophies that make up the expanding horizon of human awareness. For the veteran, Benares integrates the "inner quest" with the experience of daily life. And if that weren't enough, the section on Meditations and Exercises focuses the inner experience into an accessible form. Marked by clarity and simplicity, they demystify the growth process through practical application. A true classic. Extensively and beautifully illustrated.Benares, Camden is the author of 'Zen without Zen Masters', published 1993 under ISBN 9781561840731 and ISBN 1561840734.