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Zen: Tradition and Transition brings together some of the foremost Zen masters and scholars to create a unique sourcebook for anyone interested in understanding this rich tradition, its history, and its current practice. The wide-ranging original contributions include Chinese master Shen-yen on the essential techniques of meditation; Philip Kapleau on the master-disciple relationship; and Philip Yampolsky on the historical evolution of Japanese Zen. Burton Watson explores Zen poetry using classics from China and Japan, while Albert Low demonstrates the spirited style of Zen commentary in his essay on one of the traditions best-known texts. Other fascinating pieces include Morinaga Satos memoir, “My Struggle to Become a Zen Monk,” and T. Griffith Foulks portrait of the daily life of modern Zen monks in Japan. Both accessible to beginners and challenging to the serious student of Zen, this is an authoritative and complete perspective on a philosophical tradition that has flourished for a thousand years.

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ISBN:
9780802131621
Editor:
Kraft, Kenneth
Editor:
Kraft
Editor:
Kraft, Kenneth
Editor:
Kraft
Author:
Kraft, Kenneth
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Eastern - Zen
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Number:
1st Evergreen ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 66
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 10 oz

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Zen: Tradition and Transition brings together some of the foremost Zen masters and scholars to create a unique sourcebook for anyone interested in understanding this rich tradition, its history, and its current practice. The wide-ranging original contributions include Chinese master Shen-yen on the essential techniques of meditation; Philip Kapleau on the master-disciple relationship; and Philip Yampolsky on the historical evolution of Japanese Zen. Burton Watson explores Zen poetry using classics from China and Japan, while Albert Low demonstrates the spirited style of Zen commentary in his essay on one of the traditions best-known texts. Other fascinating pieces include Morinaga Satos memoir, “My Struggle to Become a Zen Monk,” and T. Griffith Foulks portrait of the daily life of modern Zen monks in Japan. Both accessible to beginners and challenging to the serious student of Zen, this is an authoritative and complete perspective on a philosophical tradition that has flourished for a thousand years.
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