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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 34.95
The tradition of Chan Buddhism?more popularly known as Zen?has been romanticized throughout its history. In this book, John R. McRae shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, make possible a more skeptical, accurate, and?ultimately?productive assessment of Chan lineages, teaching, fundraising practices, and social... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95
Robert Desjarlais's graceful ethnography explores the life histories of two Yolmo elders, focusing on how particular sensory orientations and modalities have contributed to the making and the telling of their lives. These two are a woman in her late eighties known as Kisang Omu and a Buddhist priest in his mid-eighties known as Ghang Lama, members... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
The essays in this volume attempt to place the Chan and Zen tradition in their ritual and cultural contexts, looking at various aspects heretofore largely (and unduly) ignored. In particular, they show the extent to which these traditions, despite their claim to uniqueness, were indebted to larger trends in East Asian Buddhism, such as the cults of... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
This book of koans contains some of the most important Zen sayings of all time along with insightful commentary. Koans are the intellectually unsolvable problem-riddles at the core of the Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism, perhaps the most well-known one being "what is the sound of one hand clapping." Though widely recognized, most koan remain narrowly... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99
This Zen guide offers a readable, helpful interpretation of a classic pillar of Zen training. The Venerable Myokyo-ni is one of today's most distinguished teachers in the Rinzai Zen tradition. In Gentling the Bull she offers an insightful explanation of the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures, showing how they are a metaphor of both one's Zen training and... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1994; US$ 3.99
This collection of Zen koans with extensive commentary will be of great interests to followers of Zen Buddhism. People around the world value the mind-cleansing, spiritually uplifting benefit to be gained through the practice of Cha'an (Zen) Buddhism. Central to Zen is the enigmatic koan ( kung-an ), a kind of riddle used by masters to shock their... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1994; US$ 12.99
Zen Koan as a Means of Attaining Enlightenment Presents the history and application of the koan exercise?the means for realizing enlightenment?with depth and clarity. The koan system has effected a special development in Zen Buddhism, and is a unique contribution to the history of religious consciousness. When the importance of the koan is understood,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1996; US$ 8.99
Zen Beyond All Words contains a selection of talks given by Zen Master Wolfgang Kopp. In the spirit of the ancient Chinese Zen Cha'an masters, Wolfgang Kopp teaches a direct and powerful Zen Buddhism. He conveys neither a theoretical system nor a one-sided dogmatism of sitting. Rather, Master Kopp speaks directly to the reader, free of incumbencies.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Masao Abe: A Zen Life of Dialogue is a compilation of essays that cover the life and work of Masao Abe, perhaps one of the greatest Zen Buddhist communicators of the twentieth century. Masao Abe has opened up a rich dialogue between Japan and the West. He is considered the leading living Zen figure in the Kyoto School of Buddhist thought and the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1994; US$ 9.99
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki's The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk invites you to step inside the mysterious world of the Zendo, where monks live their lives in simplicity. This is perhaps the best introduction to Zen and the life of the Zen monk. By means of a direct and succinct description of the training that a Zen Buddhist monk undergoes, Dr.... more...