A simple, easy to understand, tutorial of Zen and how to use it in your life. Written in plain language, this hopefully dispels the reputation of Zen as being 'mysterious', 'mystical', 'deep', 'hard to get' because of the difficulty in explaining its practice. Zen is actually very practical and simple if what is explained is what it's for and how to practice it. Other teaching books tend to get bogged down in Zen history, Zen terms and rituals. This tutorial tries to put those things aside first and concentrate on the essence of Zen: how it works, why it works, and how it makes our life better. Not a religion nor a cult nor a philosophy, Zen is a healthy mental attitude that can help anyone of any religious background or philosophy. Remembers your place in the book. Tap on 'Bookmarks' icon to jump to your personal bookmarks.Tap on 'Contents' icon to jump to the different topics: CONTENTSLearning Zen is no big dealHow our mind worksRealization#1: Thoughts and the thinker are no big dealMeditation/Practice#1:Do an activity...Realization#2: You and perfectionThe SelfReality: only one selfThe outside world: The world is out thereReality: no separationFreedom from fear: Two kinds: regular and premiumSource of fearWhat's there to lose?Meaning: Life is a riverOutside looking inGetting back in the flowZen practice: Meditation: calm you downKoans: shake you upEnlightenment vs guilt: aha!Conclusion: Zen is yoga for the mindMeditation/Practice #2: Severing dualityMeditation/Practice#3: When waking or before sleepingQ&AIs thinking or thought bad?So how is Zen different from thinking?How do I get that 'insight' or 'enlightenment' and how do I retain it?How are people related, connected?Is it okay to follow a person, a movement, a philosophy, a religion without doubt, without question?How does Zen view money, jobs, unemployment, wars, sex, hate, love?