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Encouraging Words: Zen Buddhist Teachings for Western Students

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students at extended meditation retreats during the past two decades. These essays and talks are arranged according to themes central to all spiritual seekers, such as "Attention," "Coming and Going," "Emptiness," "Diligence," "Death and the Afterlife," "The Sacred Self," "The Moral Path." Aitken Roshi provides guidance on pursuing religious practice in a lay context, "re-casting the Dharma to include women, jobs, and family, a fascinating course with many pitfalls." He.

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Offers suggestions on pursuing Zen practices, develops a set of moral codes, and discusses Zen teachings

Synopsis:

Encouraging Words offers itself as a manual of instruction and inspiration, encouragements along the intertwined paths of life and spiritual growth.

Table of Contents

Words in the Dojo. The First Night. Coming Home. The World Does Zazen. Emptiness. Condition. The Single Point. Carry Your Practice Lightly. Attention. Coming and Going. Patience. The Sacred Self. Becoming Settled. Switch-Back to Mu. Diligence. The Dark Night. Simple and Clear. Like a Dream. The Last Night. Afterword — Words from the Roshi. The Middle Way. Using the Self. Ordinary Mind Is the Tao. Cycles and Stages. The Moral Path. Dreams and Archetypes. Impermanence. The Lay Sangha. Koan Study and Its Implications. Integrity and Nobility. The Net of Indra. Nonviolence within the Zendo and Outside. About Practice. Death and the Afterlife — The Syllabus. Lattice of the Dharma. Wu-men kuan: Case I. The Zen Buddhist Sutra Book. Schedule of Services. The Gathas. The Sutras and a Dharani. The Dedications and the Evening Message. Mealtime Sutras. The Jukai Ceremony. Roshi's Introduction. The Three Vows of Refuge. The Three Pure Precepts. The Ten Grave Precepts. Verse of the Rakusu. Dedication. The Sesshin. Daily Schedule. Leadership. The Three Essentials. Dojo Percussion Instruments — A Glossary of Buddhist Terms and Usages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307772510
Subtitle:
Zen Buddhist Teachings for Western Students
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
Aitken, Robert
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Zen Buddhism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19940906
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
252

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