Koans are the intellectually unsolvable problem riddles at the core of the Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism. Though widely recognized, most koan remain narrowly understood. In this new edition, 100 of the most challenging and enlightening koan from the Chinese Ch'an patriarchs of the T'ang and Sung dynasties are presented, along with commentary from three Zen masters, offering guidance to their larger application to everyday life. There is also a biography of Nyogen Senzaki, a Zen Buddhist pioneer in the West.
Nyogen Senzaki was raised in a Tendai Buddhist monastery and ordained as a Zen monk. Ruth Strout McCandless was a student of Senzaki and his collaborator in translating a series of Buddhist texts over many years. Together they also co-authored Buddhism and Zen.From AudioFile:
The deepest knowledge in a spiritual tradition can be found in its stories, and in Buddhism these stories are the ancient Koans, used by Zen Monks for centuries to stimulate enlightenment. This collection of Koans was compiled by eighteenth-century Japanese Zen master Genro, who, along with his disciple, Fugai , and a living Zen master, Nyogen Senzaki, comments on each Koan. The lessons are timeless, thought provoking, and utterly satisfying to hear, especially as condensed here and read with so much compassion and authority by McLeod. Listening repeatedly makes them sound even richer and more connected to the heart of what spiritual seekers want. A treasure, deeply soothing to the ear as well as the soul. T.W. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
Descrizione libro Tuttle Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11080483248X
Descrizione libro Tuttle Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 080483248X New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0966160
Descrizione libro Tuttle Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX080483248X