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Trevor Leggett Book Launch at The Buddhist Society

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The Trevor Leggett Launch which will mark the republication of Trevor Leggett's Encounters in Yoga and Zen, and Lotus Lake Dragon Pool in new audio, e-book and paperback editions as well as a new e-book edition of Sankara on the Yoga Sutras.

Trevor Leggett Book Launch 6:30pm Wednesday 28 June 2017

There will be a talk on Trevor Leggett and his books including a short talk by Peter Monk on the music that he composed and performed for the two audio books.

Light refreshments will be available and copies of some of Trevor’s books will be on sale.

Trevor Leggett is well known to members of the Buddhist Society for his talks on Zen and Yoga, his attendance at the Summer Schools, his articles in The Middle Way, and of course for his books on Zen, Yoga, Judo and Shogi.

It is intended that The Buddhist Society, in association with the Trevor Leggett Adhyatma Yoga Trust, will republish a number of Trevor Leggett’s books on Zen beginning with Zen and the Ways and The Three Ages of Zen.

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Essential Reading

Trevor Leggett’s books are essential reading for anyone wishing to further their interest in Yoga, Zen, Buddhism and Judo. The two books of teaching stories – ‘Encounters in Yoga and Zen’ and ‘Lotus Lake Dragon Pool’ – are stories from the Yoga and Zen traditions collected by the author over many years.They are the flint and steel that strike a spark that lights up the mind with insights that one should ponder daily to bring forth ever deeper meanings.They are available now for the first time as audio books and e-books and are also being republished as paperbacks. The third book is ‘The Complete Commentary by Sankara on the Yoga Sutras’ which is available now for the first time as an e-book. Trevor Leggett’s translation of the commentary on the Yoga Sutras by Sankara, India’s great 7th Century AD philosopher, gave rise to some controversy when first published. The E-book contains a new foreword by Dr Kengo Harimoto of Mahidol University, Thailand which comments on this and it also contains a guide on ‘How to Use this Book for Yoga Practice’ produced by the author before his death for inclusion in future editions.

Trevor Leggett’s books on Yoga and Zen explain the essentials of theory and practice. They give vital guidance for practice and through the training and teaching stories provide the inspiration to work towards freedom in this life, developing new discipline and strength to overcome limitations, and training to loosen the knots of the heart by drawing on the authentic Yoga and Zen traditions that Trevor Leggett knew at first hand and communicated so masterfully.

Trevor Leggett

Trevor Leggett was born in 1914 and died in 2000. He lived in both Japan, where he trained in Judo and Zen, and India and explored and embraced Eastern culture and philosophy and wrote extensively about it. From 1946 to 1970 Trevor Leggett was the Head of the Japanese Service of the BBC. He practised Adhyatma Yoga for over sixty years and was a pupil of Hari Prasad Shastri, the founder of Shanti Sadan, in London for eighteen years until his death in 1956, All Trevor Leggett’s books on Yoga, Zen and spiritual practice are dedicated to his teacher, Hari Prasad Shastri.

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