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An Introduction to Zen Training: A Translation of Sanzen Nyumon

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An andlt;iandgt;Introduction to Zen Trainingandlt;/iandgt; is a translation of andlt;iandgt;Sanzen Nyumon,andlt;/iandgt; a key text by one of the foremost Zen teachers of the twentieth century. Written to provide a solid introduction to the physical nature of Zen training, this text discusses breath, pain, posture, drowsiness, state of mind, and physiology, as well as the context in which this training takes on meaning. An andlt;iandgt;Introduction to Zen Trainingandlt;/iandgt; also addresses many of the questions that arise naturally when Zen training beginsand#8212;ranging from how long to sit at one time to how to keep mindfulness when not sittingand#8212;and concludes with commentaries on two fundamental Zen texts, andlt;iandgt;Zazen Wasenandlt;/iandgt; (Song of Zazen) and the Ox-Herding Pictures.

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Omori was a foremost Japanese Zen master, calligrapher, and swordsman. He set out the basic training principles of Rinzai Zen during the 1960s. The translation was originally published by Kegan Paul International in 1996.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Classic Text on Rinzai Zen Training—by One of the Foremost Masters of Twentieth-Century Zen

Synopsis:

An Introduction to Zen Training is a translation of Sanzen Nyumon, a key text by one of the foremost Zen teachers of the twentieth century. Written to provide a solid introduction to the physical nature of Zen training, this text discusses breath, pain, posture, drowsiness, state of mind, and physiology, as well as the context in which this training takes on meaning. An Introduction to Zen Training also addresses many of the questions that arise naturally when Zen training begins—ranging from how long to sit at one time to how to keep mindfulness when not sitting—and concludes with commentaries on two fundamental Zen texts, Zazen Wasen (Song of Zazen) and the Ox-Herding Pictures.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Omori Sogenandlt;/bandgt; (1904and#8212;1994) began his formal training in Zen, andlt;iandgt;kenjutsuandlt;/iandgt; (traditional swordsmanship), and calligraphy in his early twenties, and was a widely respected sword teacher and advisor to the Japanese Cabinet. After WWII, he entered the priesthood in the Tenryu-ji Rinzai lineage. For the next forty years he continued to teach swordsmanship, calligraphy, and Zen, while also writing twenty books and serving as a court magistrate, eventually becoming President of Hanazono Daigaku, the principle Rinzai university in Japan. He established the International Zen Dojo in Hawaii and founded Daihonzan Chozen-ji in Honoluluand#8212;the first headquarters temple in Rinzai Zen established under canon law outside Japan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Sanzen Nyumonandlt;/iandgt; was translated from the Japanese by andlt;bandgt;Hosogawa Dogen Roshi--Abbotandlt;/bandgt; of Daihonzan Chozen-ji and a dharma successor of Omori Sogen Rotaishiand#8212;and andlt;bandgt;Roy Yoshimotoandlt;/bandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;With an introduction by andlt;bandgt;Trevor Leggettandlt;/bandgt;, author of andlt;iandgt;A First Zen Reader, Zen and the Ways, andlt;/iandgt;and many other books on Zen, Taoism, and Asian philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804832472
Introduction:
Leggett, Trevor
Translator:
Hosogawa, Dogen
Introduction by:
Leggett, Trevor
Introduction:
Leggett, Trevor
Author:
Yoshimoto, Roy
Author:
Sogen, Omori
Author:
Leggett, Trevor
Author:
Hosokawa, Dogen
Author:
Hosogawa, Dogen
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Meditation -- Zen Buddhism.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Zen; Zen training; Zen fundamentals; Sanzen Nyumon; Zen for beginners
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
106-679
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 bandw photos and line drawings and 1
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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