The Practice of Not Thinking: A Guide to Mindful Living

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What if we could learn to look instead of see, listen instead of hear, feel instead of touch? Former monk Ryunosuke Koike shows how, by incorporating simple Zen practices into our daily lives, we can reconnect with our five senses and live in a more peaceful, positive way.

When we focus on our senses and learn to re-train our brains and our bodies, we start to eliminate the distracting noise of our minds and the negative thoughts that create anxiety.
By following Ryunosuke Koike's practical steps on how to breathe, listen, speak, laugh, love and even sleep in a new way, we can improve our interactions with others, feel less stressed at work and make every day calmer. Only by thinking less, can we appreciate more.

Ryunosuke Koike was born in 1978 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. A former Buddhist monk of the Jodo Shinshu School, he is now master of the Tsukuyomi Hall, previously known as Tsukuyomi Temple, in Kanagawa Prefecture. He is internationally renowned for his accessible, yet comprehensive books on Zen and Buddhism, which have sold over a million copies in Japan alone and have been translated into many languages.