Zen Masters by Steven Heine,Dale Wright

Zen Masters
  • Title : Zen Masters
  • Author : Steven Heine,Dale Wright
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199798858
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Extending their successful series of collections on Zen Buddhism, Heine and Wright present a fifth volume, on what may be the most important topic of all - Zen Masters. Following two volumes on Zen literature (Zen Classics and The Zen Canon) and two volumes on Zen practice (The Koan and Zen Ritual) they now propose a volume on the most significant product of the Zen tradition - the Zen masters who have made this kind of Buddhism the most renowned in the world by emphasizing the role of eminent spiritual leaders and their function in establishing centers, forging lineages, and creating literature and art. Zen masters in China, and later in Korea and Japan, were among the cultural leaders of their times. Stories about their comportment and powers circulated widely throughout East Asia. In this volume ten leading Zen scholars focus on the image of the Zen master as it has been projected over the last millennium by the classic literature of this tradition. Each chapter looks at a single prominent master. Authors assess the master's personality and charisma, his reported behavior and comportment, his relationships with teachers, rivals and disciplines, lines of transmission, primary teachings, the practices he emphasized, sayings and catch-phrases associated with him, his historical and social context, representations and icons, and enduring influences.


Mystics and Zen Masters by Thomas Merton

Mystics and Zen Masters
  • Title : Mystics and Zen Masters
  • Author : Thomas Merton
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 9781429944007
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but grasped them by empathy and living participation from within. "All these studies," wrote Merton, "are united by one central concern: to understand various ways in which men of different traditions have conceived the meaning and method of the 'way' which leads to the highest levels of religious or of metaphysical awareness."


The Wisdom of the Zen Masters by Irmgard Schloegl

The Wisdom of the Zen Masters
  • Title : The Wisdom of the Zen Masters
  • Author : Irmgard Schloegl
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780811206105
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A collection of Chinese and Japanese stories and sayings illustrating the spirit, practice, and teachings of Zen Buddhism


Zen Masters Of China by Richard Bryan McDaniel

Zen Masters Of China
  • Title : Zen Masters Of China
  • Author : Richard Bryan McDaniel
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1462910505
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Zen Masters of China presents more than 300 traditional Zen stories and koans, far more than any other collection. Retelling them in their proper place in Zen's historical journey through Buddhist Chinese culture, it also tells a larger story: how, in taking the first step east from India to China, Buddhism began to be Zen. The stories of Zen are unlike any other writing, religious or otherwise. Used for centuries by Zen teachers as aids to bring about or deepen the experience of awakening, they have a freshness that goes beyond religious practice and a mystery and authenticity that appeal to a wide range of readers. Placed in chronological order, these stories tell the story of Zen itself, how it traveled from West to East with each Zen master to the next, but also how it was transformed in that journey, from an Indian practice to something different in Chinese Buddhism (Ch'an) and then more different still in Japan (Zen). The fact that its transmission was so human, from teacher to student in a long chain from West to East, meant that the cultures it passed through inevitably changed it. Zen Masters of China is first and foremost a collection of mind-bending Zen stories and their wisdom. More than that, without academic pretensions or baggage, it recounts the genealogy of Zen Buddhism in China and, through koan and story, illuminates how Zen became what it is today.


Zen Without Zen Masters by Camden Benares

Zen Without Zen Masters
  • Title : Zen Without Zen Masters
  • Author : Camden Benares
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781561840731
  • Pages : 126
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is the first -- and still the best -- collection of truly contemporary Zen parables. For the novice, this is an outstanding introduction to the baffling world of meditation, Eastern thought and the galaxy of philosophies that make up the expanding horizon of human awareness. For the veteran, Benares integrates the "inner quest" with the experience of daily life. And if that weren't enough, the section on Meditations and Exercises focuses the inner experience into an accessible form. Marked by clarity and simplicity, they demystify the growth process through practical application.


Zen Master Who? by James Ishmael Ford

Zen Master Who?
  • Title : Zen Master Who?
  • Author : James Ishmael Ford
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0861715098
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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Zen Master Who? is the first-ever book to provide a history of Zen's arrival in North America, surveying the shifts and challenges to Zen as it finds its Western home. With the exception of parts of Rick Field's How the Swans Came to the Lake, there has been no previous attempt to write this chronicle. James Ishmael Ford begins by tracing Zen's history in Asia, looking at some of Zen's most seminal figures--the Sixth Ancestor Huineng, Dogen Zenji (the founder of the Soto Zen school), Hakuin Ekaku (the great reformer of the Rinzai koan way), and many others--and then outlines the state of Zen in North America today. Clear-eyed and even-handed, Ford shows us the history and development of the institution of Zen--both its beauty and its warts. Ford also outlines the many subtle differences in teachings, training, ordination, and transmission among schools and lineages. This book will aid those looking for a Zen center or a teacher, but who may not know where to start. Suggesting what might be possible, skillful, and fruitful in our communities, it will also be of use to those who lead the Zen centers of today and tomorrow.


Wit and Wisdom from the Zen Masters by Cider Mill Press

Wit and Wisdom from the Zen Masters
  • Title : Wit and Wisdom from the Zen Masters
  • Author : Cider Mill Press
  • Publisher : Cider Mill Press
  • ISBN Code : 1604339942
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” –Buddha Reflect on wit and wisdom from the Zen masters with the definitive guide to finding your inner peace. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” –Buddha Reflect on wit and wisdom from the Zen masters with the definitive guide to finding your inner peace. Find true balance with the wisdom of the Zen masters as your guide. Full of infinite wisdom to help you nurture your inner self and bring balance into your life, this pocket-size guide is the perfect gift book for anyone looking to bring themselves to a higher level of understanding about the world.


Zen Wisdom by Timothy Freke

Zen Wisdom
  • Title : Zen Wisdom
  • Author : Timothy Freke
  • Publisher : Godsfield Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781841810935
  • Pages : 127
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  • Language : English
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These daily teachings take the reader on a journey of gradual awakening which echoes the traditional Zen story of The Ten Bulls. Each section of this gift book corresponds to a step on the path to enlightenment.


Three Zen Masters by John Stevens

Three Zen Masters
  • Title : Three Zen Masters
  • Author : John Stevens
  • Publisher : Kodansha Amer Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 161
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  • Language : English
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Writings from the Zen Masters by Various

Writings from the Zen Masters
  • Title : Writings from the Zen Masters
  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141956674
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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These are unique stories of timeless wisdom and understanding from the Zen Masters. With rich and fascinating tales of swords, tigers, tea, flowers and dogs, the writings of the Masters challenge every perception - and seek to bring all readers closer to enlightenment. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.


Zen Master Class by Stephen Hodge

Zen Master Class
  • Title : Zen Master Class
  • Author : Stephen Hodge
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780835608183
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Learn from the original Zen Masters of China and Japan in this journey through the history and evolution of Zen Buddhism. From the Indian monk Bodhidharma, who traveld alone to China and changed the Buddhist world, to the Japanese Master Ryokan, whose elegant poetry, simplicity, and kindness represent all that is beautiful in Zen, this Master Class offers heartening stories, insightful teachings, and practical lessons for incorporating the original Masters' teachings into our daily lives.


Zen Women by Grace Schireson

Zen Women
  • Title : Zen Women
  • Author : Grace Schireson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 086171475X
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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This landmark presentation at last makes heard the centuries of Zen's female voices. Through exploring the teachings and history of Zen's female ancestors, from the time of the Buddha to ancient and modern female masters in China, Korea, and Japan, Grace Schireson offers us a view of a more balanced Dharma practice, one that is especially applicable to our complex lives, embedded as they are in webs of family relations and responsibilities, and the challenges of love and work. Part I of this book describes female practitioners as they are portrayed in the classic literature of "Patriarchs' Zen"--often as "tea-ladies," bit players in the drama of male students' enlightenments; as "iron maidens," tough-as-nails women always jousting with their male counterparts; or women who themselves become "macho masters," teaching the same Patriarchs' Zen as the men do. Part II of this book presents a different view--a view of how women Zen masters entered Zen practice and how they embodied and taught Zen uniquely as women. This section examines many urgent and illuminating questions about our Zen grandmothers: How did it affect them to be taught by men? What did they feel as they trying to fit into this male practice environment, and how did their Zen training help them with their feelings? How did their lives and relationships differ from that of their male teachers? How did they express the Dharma in their own way for other female students? How was their teaching consistently different from that of male ancestors? And then part III explores how women's practice provides flexible and pragmatic solutions to issues arising in contemporary Western Zen centers.


Games Zen Masters Play by Reginald Horace Blyth

Games Zen Masters Play
  • Title : Games Zen Masters Play
  • Author : Reginald Horace Blyth
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 169
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  • Language : English
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Opening a Mountain by Steven Heine

Opening a Mountain
  • Title : Opening a Mountain
  • Author : Steven Heine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195174348
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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With the growing popularity of Zen Buddhism in the West, virtually everyone knows, or thinks they know, what a koan is: a brief and baffling question or statement that cannot be solved by the logical mind and which, after sustained concentration, can lead to sudden enlightenment. But the truth about koans is both simpler--and more complicated--than this. In Opening a Mountain, Steven Heine shows that koans, and the questions we associate with them--such as "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"--are embedded in larger narratives and belong to an ancient Buddhist tradition of "encounter dialogues." These dialogues feature dramatic and often inscrutable contests between masters and disciples, or between masters and an array of natural and supernatural forces: rouge priests, "wild foxes," hermits, wizards, shapeshifters, magical animals, and dangerous women. To establish a new monastery, "to open a mountain," the Zen master had to tame these wild forces in regions most remote from civilization. In these extraordinary encounters, fingers and arms are cut off, pitchers are kicked over, masters appear in and interpret each other's dreams, and seemingly absurd statements are shown to reveal the deepest insights. Heine restores these koans to their original traditions, allowing readers to see both the complex elements of Chinese culture and religion that they reflect and the role they played in Zen's transformation of local superstitions into its own teachings. Offering a fresh approach to one of the most crucial elements of Zen Buddhism, Opening a Mountain is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the full story behind koans and the mysterious worlds they come from.


Zen Terror in Prewar Japan by Brian Daizen Victoria

Zen Terror in Prewar Japan
  • Title : Zen Terror in Prewar Japan
  • Author : Brian Daizen Victoria
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1538131676
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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Written by a Zen priest, this book explodes the myth of Zen Buddhism as a peaceful religion. Can Buddhism, widely regarded as a religion of peace, also contribute to acts of terrorism? Through an insider’s view of right-wing ultranationalism in prewar Japan, this powerful book follows a band of Zen Buddhist–trained adherents who ardently believed so. Brian Victoria, himself a Zen priest, tells the story of a group of terrorists who were responsible for the assassination of three leading political and economic figures in 1932. Victoria provides a detailed introduction to the religious as well as political significance of the group’s terrorist beliefs and acts, focusing especially on the life and times of the band’s leader, Inoue Nisshō. A deeply troubled youth, Inoue became a spy in Manchuria for the Japanese Army in 1909, where he encountered Zen for the first time. When he returned to Japan in 1921, he determined to resolve his deep spiritual discontent through meditation practice, which culminated in an enlightenment experience that resolved his long-term doubts. After engaging in “post-enlightenment training” under the guidance of Rinzai Zen master Yamamoto Gempō, Inoue began a program of training the “patriotic youth” who formed the nucleus of his terrorist band. After the assassinations, Inoue and his band were sentenced to life imprisonment, only to be released just a few years later in 1940. Almost unbelievably, Inoue then became the live-in confidant of Prime Minister Konoe Fumimaro, a position he held through the end of WWII. In the postwar era, Inoue reinvented himself again as the founder and head of yet another band of ultranationalists known as the “National Protection Corps.” His eventful life came to an end in 1967. Victoria concludes with an assessment of the profound impact of the assassinations, which culminated in Japan’s transformation into a totalitarian state and set the stage for Pearl Harbor. The author also examines the connection of Buddhism to terrorism more broadly, considering the implications for today’s Islamic-related terrorism.


Zen at War by Brian Daizen Victoria

Zen at War
  • Title : Zen at War
  • Author : Brian Daizen Victoria
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1461647479
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up through recent apologies by several Zen sects for their support of the war and the way support for militarism was transformed into 'corporate Zen' in postwar Japan. The second edition includes a substantive new chapter on the roots of Zen militarism and an epilogue that explores the potentially volatile mix of religion and war. With the increasing interest in Buddhism in the West, this book is as timely as it is certain to be controversial.


Zen Masters by Steven Heine,Dale Wright

Zen Masters
  • Title : Zen Masters
  • Author : Steven Heine,Dale Wright
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199798858
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Extending their successful series of collections on Zen Buddhism, Heine and Wright present a fifth volume, on what may be the most important topic of all - Zen Masters. Following two volumes on Zen literature (Zen Classics and The Zen Canon) and two volumes on Zen practice (The Koan and Zen Ritual) they now propose a volume on the most significant product of the Zen tradition - the Zen masters who have made this kind of Buddhism the most renowned in the world by emphasizing the role of eminent spiritual leaders and their function in establishing centers, forging lineages, and creating literature and art. Zen masters in China, and later in Korea and Japan, were among the cultural leaders of their times. Stories about their comportment and powers circulated widely throughout East Asia. In this volume ten leading Zen scholars focus on the image of the Zen master as it has been projected over the last millennium by the classic literature of this tradition. Each chapter looks at a single prominent master. Authors assess the master's personality and charisma, his reported behavior and comportment, his relationships with teachers, rivals and disciplines, lines of transmission, primary teachings, the practices he emphasized, sayings and catch-phrases associated with him, his historical and social context, representations and icons, and enduring influences.


Zen Masters of Japan by Richard Bryan McDaniel

Zen Masters of Japan
  • Title : Zen Masters of Japan
  • Author : Richard Bryan McDaniel
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1462913571
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Zen Masters of Japan is the second book in a series that traces Zen's profoundly historic journey as it spread eastward from China and Japan, toward the United States. Following Zen Masters of China, this book concentrates on Zen's significant passage through Japan. More specifically, it describes the lineage of the great teachers, the Zen monk pioneers who set out to enlighten an island ready for an inner transformation based on compassionate awareness. While the existing Buddhist establishment in Japan met early Zen pioneers like Dogen and Eisai with fervent resistance, Zen Buddhism ultimately perservered and continued to become further transformed in its passage through Japan. The Japanese culture and Japanese Buddhism practices further deepened and strengthened Zen training by combining it with a variety of esoteric contemplative arts—the arts of poetry, the tea ceremony, calligraphy, and archery. Zen Masters of Japan chronicles this journey with each Zen master profiled. The book shows how the new practices soon gained in popularity among all walks of life—from the lowly peasant, offering a hope of reincarnation and a better life; to the Samurai warrior due to its casual approach to death; to the ruling classes, challenging the intelligentsia because of its scholarly roots. A collection of Zen stories, meditation, and their wisdom, Zen Masters of Japan also explores the illusive state of 'No Mind' achieved in Japan that is so fundamental to Zen practices today.


The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin by Hakuin Ekaku

The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin
  • Title : The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin
  • Author : Hakuin Ekaku
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0834822180
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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A fiery and intensely dynamic Zen teacher and artist, Hakuin (1685–1768) is credited with almost single-handedly revitalizing Japanese Zen after three hundred years of decline. As a teacher, he placed special emphasis on koan practice, inventing many new koans himself, including the famous "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" As an artist, Hakuin used calligraphy and painting to create "visual Dharma"—teachings that powerfully express the nature of enlightenment. The text translated here offers an excellent introduction to the work of this extraordinary teacher. Hakuin sets forth his vision of authentic Zen teaching and practice, condemning his contemporaries, whom he held responsible for the decline of Zen, and exhorting his students to dedicate themselves to "breaking through the Zen barrier." Included are reproductions of several of Hakuin’s finest calligraphies and paintings.


Black Belt by N.A

Black Belt
  • Title : Black Belt
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 80
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  • Language : English
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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.


Black Belt by N.A

Black Belt
  • Title : Black Belt
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 72
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  • Language : English
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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.


Zen Masters by John Stevens

Zen Masters
  • Title : Zen Masters
  • Author : John Stevens
  • Publisher : Kodansha Amer Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9784770023858
  • Pages : 161
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  • Language : English
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Recounts the life stories of three of the greatest Zen masters in history--Ikkyu, Hakuin, and Ryokan


Zen's Chinese Heritage by Andy Ferguson

Zen's Chinese Heritage
  • Title : Zen's Chinese Heritage
  • Author : Andy Ferguson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0861716175
  • Pages : 551
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  • Language : English
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"An indispensable reference. Ferguson has given us an impeccable and very readable translation."---John Daido Loori --


The Golden Age of Zen by John C. H. Wu,Jingxiong Wu

The Golden Age of Zen
  • Title : The Golden Age of Zen
  • Author : John C. H. Wu,Jingxiong Wu
  • Publisher : World Wisdom, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 9780941532440
  • Pages : 263
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  • Language : English
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A classic, examining the history of the great Chinese Zen masters of the 7th through 10th century.


The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges,Bernie Glassman

The Dude and the Zen Master
  • Title : The Dude and the Zen Master
  • Author : Jeff Bridges,Bernie Glassman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101600756
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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The perfect gift for fans of The Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges's "The Dude", and anyone who could use more Zen in their lives. Zen Master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridges’s iconic role in The Big Lebowski to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who are “simple and unassuming,” and “so good that on account of them God lets the world go on.” Jeff puts it another way. “The wonderful thing about the Dude is that he’d always rather hug it out than slug it out.” For more than a decade, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and his Buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, The Dude and the Zen Master captures their freewheeling dialogue and remarkable humanism in a book that reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.


Zen Master Raven by Robert Aitken,Nelson Foster

Zen Master Raven
  • Title : Zen Master Raven
  • Author : Robert Aitken,Nelson Foster
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1614293848
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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"A uniquely playful and incisive illustrated collection of Zen teaching stories from one of America's best-known and most-respected Zen masters. A Modern Classic. In the tradition of the great koan collections and the extensive records of ancient masters, Robert Aitken--one of America's best-known and most-respected Zen masters--distills a lifetime of teaching down to its essence. Intriguing, playful, and deceptively easy to read, Zen Master Raven is a brilliant encapsulation of Zen in over a hundred koan-like encounters--featuring curious beginners like Mallard and Mole, to teachers-in-training like Porcupine, to the profound wisdom of masters like Brown Bear, Moose Roshi, and Zen Master Raven himself"--


Zen Master Dōgen by Yūhō Yokoi,Dōgen,Daizen Victoria

Zen Master Dōgen
  • Title : Zen Master Dōgen
  • Author : Yūhō Yokoi,Dōgen,Daizen Victoria
  • Publisher : Weatherhill, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9780834801165
  • Pages : 217
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Teachings of the Cat Zen Masters by Sheryll Dahlke

Teachings of the Cat Zen Masters
  • Title : Teachings of the Cat Zen Masters
  • Author : Sheryll Dahlke
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 0595334229
  • Pages : 120
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Quotes of "famous" cats philosophizing in the Zen spirit.


Questions to a Zen Master by 泰仙·弟子丸

Questions to a Zen Master
  • Title : Questions to a Zen Master
  • Author : 泰仙·弟子丸
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Zen Master's Dance by Jundo Cohen

The Zen Master's Dance
  • Title : The Zen Master's Dance
  • Author : Jundo Cohen
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9781614296454
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Zen Master's Dance makes some of Zen’s subtlest teaching deeply personal and freshly accessible. Eihei Dogen—the thirteenth-century Japanese Zen Master of peerless depth and subtlety—heard the music of the universe that sounds as all events and places, people, things, and spaces. He experienced reality as a great dance moving through time, coming to life in the thoughts and acts of all beings. It is a most special dance, the dance that the whole of reality is dancing, with nothing left out. All beings are dancing, and reality is dancing as all beings. In The Zen Master’s Dance, Jundo Cohen takes us deep into the mind of Master Dogen—and shows us how to join in the great and intimate dance of the universe. Through fresh translations and sparkling teaching, Cohen opens up for us a new way to read one of Buddhism’s most remarkable spiritual geniuses.


A Zen Forest by Sōiku Shigematsu

A Zen Forest
  • Title : A Zen Forest
  • Author : Sōiku Shigematsu
  • Publisher : White Pine Press (NY)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 119
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  • Language : English
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Pithy phrases handed down through a distinguished line of Chinese and Japanese Zen masters.


The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu by Zhaozhou (Shi),Chao-chou (Shih)

The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu
  • Title : The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu
  • Author : Zhaozhou (Shi),Chao-chou (Shih)
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN Code : 9780761989851
  • Pages : 180
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The first full English translation gives the odd, outrageous, and illuminating replies of this founding Zen (Ch'an) master from North China to the questions of 8th and 9th century Buddhist monks. It is said of Joshu that 'his lips emitted light, ' evoking clearly his own experience and enlightenment. His teachings are a keynote in the official koan of Zen


Ten Gates by Seung Sahn

Ten Gates
  • Title : Ten Gates
  • Author : Seung Sahn
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1590304179
  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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Zen is famous for koans (called kong-ans in Korean, and in this book), those bizarre and seemingly unanswerable questions Zen masters pose to their students to check their realization (such as “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”). Fear of koans keeps some people from ever giving Zen practice a try. But here, through the experience of seeing a modern Zen master work with his students, you can see what koan training is really like: It’s a skillful, lively practice for attaining wisdom. This book presents the system of ten koans that Zen Master Seung Sahn came to call the “Ten Gates.” These koans represent the basic types one will encounter in any course of study. Each of the ten gates, or koans, is illuminated by actual interchanges between Zen Master Seung Sahn and his students that show what the practice is all about: it is above all a process of coming to trust one’s own wisdom, and of manifesting that wisdom in every koan-like situation life presents us with. For more information on the author, Zen Master Seung Sahn, visit his website at www.kwanumzen.com.


Dereification in Zen Buddhism by Robert J. Moore

Dereification in Zen Buddhism
  • Title : Dereification in Zen Buddhism
  • Author : Robert J. Moore
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 90
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Zen by Kenneth Kraft

Zen
  • Title : Zen
  • Author : Kenneth Kraft
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780802131621
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Zen masters discuss meditation techniques, the master-disciple relationship, the evolution of Japanese Zen, the life of a Zen monk, and problems of authority in Western Zen


Classics of Buddhism and Zen: The Sutra of Hui-neng, dream conversations, Kensho: the heart of Zen, rational Zen, Zen and the art of insight by Thomas F. Cleary

Classics of Buddhism and Zen: The Sutra of Hui-neng, dream conversations, Kensho: the heart of Zen, rational Zen, Zen and the art of insight
  • Title : Classics of Buddhism and Zen: The Sutra of Hui-neng, dream conversations, Kensho: the heart of Zen, rational Zen, Zen and the art of insight
  • Author : Thomas F. Cleary
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  • Language : English
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Zen at War by Daizen Victoria

Zen at War
  • Title : Zen at War
  • Author : Daizen Victoria
  • Publisher : Weatherhill, Incorporated
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  • Pages : 227
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is an examination of the close relationship that existed between Zen Buddhism and Japanese militarism prior to World War II. Using the actual words of leading Zen masters and scholars, the author shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatic and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time the author tells of the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up to more recent apologies of several Zen sects for their support of the war and the re-emergence of what he calls corporate Zen in postwar Japan.


Zen No Sho by Jason M. Wirth

Zen No Sho
  • Title : Zen No Sho
  • Author : Jason M. Wirth
  • Publisher : Clear Light Pub
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  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fukushima Roshi is head abbot of Tofuku-ji Monastery, one of the great five mountain monasteries (gozan) of Kyoto, Japan, and one of the great centres of the Rinzai Zen tradition. Fukushima's calligraphy is not merely didactic, a gilded vessel to make Zen doctrines more palatable. They are technically masterful, reflecting Fukushima's training in the calligraphic arts from an early age as well as his apprenticeship with Okada Roshi and his kaisho or "block" script, and Shibayama Roshi and his exquisite gyosho script. But like the beneficent force of Shibayama's calligraphy, from which he learned much, Fukushima's calligraphy is a quiet storm, a serene volcano, a compassionate and gentle eruption of the vast energy or ki of the Zen mind. The gentle forms of Fukushima's calligraphy are rife with the erupting force of mushin. This book reproduces twenty pieces of Fukushima's calligraphy, as well as a rare piece done by both Shibayama Roshi and Suzuki Sensei. Set against Fukushima's calligraphy, one can see in it all three generations of bridge builders of one of the most important lineages of dharma transmission from Japan to the United States. To complete things is a magnificent portrait of Bodhidharma (Japanese: Daruma), attributed to the incomparable Zen ink painter Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506). This volume also contains essays on Fukushima in particular and Zen calligraphy in general by some of the leading scholars in the field.


Obaku Zen by Helen J. Baroni

Obaku Zen
  • Title : Obaku Zen
  • Author : Helen J. Baroni
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780824822439
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is the first detailed English-language study of the Obaku branch of Japanese Zen. Beginning with the founding of the sect in Japan by Chinese monks in the seventeenth century, the volume describes the conflicts and maneuverings within the Buddhist and secular communities that led to the emergence of Obaku as a distinctive institution during the early Tokugawa period. Throughout the author explores a wide range of texts and includes excerpts from important primary documents such as the Zenrin shuheishu and the Obaku geki, translated here for the first time. She provides an impressive portrait of the founding Chinese leadership and the first generation of Japanese converts, whose work enabled the fledgling sect to grow and take its place beside existing branches of the closely related Rinzai Zen sect. Obaku's distinctive Chinese practices and characteristics set it apart from its Japanese counterparts. In an innovative investigation of these differences, the author uses techniques derived from the contemporary study of new religious movements in the West to explain both Obaku's successes and failures in its relations with other Japanese Buddhist sects. She illuminates the role of government support in the initial establishment of the main monastery, Mampuku-ji, and the ongoing involvement of the bakufu and the imperial family in Obaku's early development. Hers is a thorough and well-governed analysis that brings to the fore a religious movement that has been much neglected in Japanese and Western scholarship despite its tremendous influence on modern Japanese Buddhism as a whole.


The Theosophist by N.A

The Theosophist
  • Title : The Theosophist
  • Author : N.A
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  • Language : English
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