Described as a balance between the body and the mind, Zen can be a challenging and elusive concept. Seeking out this abandonment of the self and the Western principles that we use to define ourselves, German philosopher Eugen Herrigel (1884-1955) undertook a six-year quest to learn archery in the hands of Japanese Zen masters. As Herrigel recounts here, it has little to do with hitting the bullseye, and everything to do with training the mind and body, finding a new path to the ultimate reality.
Zen In The Art Of Archery: Training the Mind and Body to Become One
Author: Eugen Herrigel.