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Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Original Frontier


The Original Frontier: A Serious Seeker’s Guide to Zen 

by Michael Elliston, from Red Feather Books.

Zenkai Taiun Michael J. Elliston is the founding teacher of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and the Silent Thunder Order.

Original Frontier is designed to help you cut to the chase in adapting meditation to everyday life and problems. 

This “frontier,” as a metaphor, captures the world of meditative insight that Buddha entered into some 2,500 years ago. But it is even more relevant for us today, living as we do in challenging times of international conflict and pandemic, a new Age of Uncertainty.

Original Frontier is a meditation manual for the rest of us, one that anyone can use, whether a beginning novice or an experienced practitioner, to improve upon your personal practice, and learn how to meditate in the irreducibly simple method of Zen.

For more in-depth background about the book, including the foreword by Zoketsu Norman Fischer Roshi, visit the Original Frontier page on the Silent Thunder Order website.