BOOK: Zen in the Art of Archery AUTHOR: Eugen Herrigel

 Read Directions.. BOOK: Zen in the Art of Archery AUTHOR: Eugen Herrigel The sources used should only be the book. Some of the central goals of Zen are to live “in the moment,” to be mindful of each experience, and to understand yourself to be in intimate unity with everything else. It also strives to teach “thusness” (or “suchness”). “Thusness” is a concept that means the “as-it-is-ness” of things. One should experience each moment or event “just as it is,” seeing it as a photograph, letting it be, without the deconstructive imposition of thought. Many of the Eastern art forms have been shaped by such Zen ideals. After reading Herrigel’s Zen in the Art of Archery, write a three-page paper (750 words min., excluding quotes), which discusses how Zen principles have influenced the art of archery in one integrated paper that flows organically from the beginning. Begin with a personal definition of Zen, then discuss those principles used in the art of archery from the book. Do not use first/second person language.