An Introduction to Zen Training

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-zen-training.
  • ISBN: 0804832471
  • Release Date: 2002-05-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Omori Sogen
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing



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.

Introduction To Zen Training

  • Filename: introduction-to-zen-training.
  • ISBN: 9781136167331
  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Omori,
  • Publisher: Routledge



First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Zen Training

  • Filename: zen-training.
  • ISBN: 9780834825833
  • Release Date: 2005-09-13
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Katsuki Sekida
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications



Zen Training is a comprehensive handbook for zazen, seated meditation practice, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen path. The book marked a turning point in Zen literature in its critical reevaluation of the enlightenment experience, which the author believes has often been emphasized at the expense of other important aspects of Zen training. In addition, Zen Training goes beyond the first flashes of enlightenment to explore how one lives as well as trains in Zen. The author also draws many significant parallels between Zen and Western philosophy and psychology, comparing traditional Zen concepts with the theories of being and cognition of such thinkers as Heidegger and Husserl.

The Eight Gates of Zen

  • Filename: the-eight-gates-of-zen.
  • ISBN: 1570629528
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 273
  • Author: John Daido Loori
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications



One of the most well-known and respected American Zen teachers offers an accessible introduction to the practice of Zen.

The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk

  • Filename: the-training-of-the-zen-buddhist-monk.
  • ISBN: 9781596050419
  • Release Date: 2004-09-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.



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. Suzuki, best known as the man who brought Zen classics to the West, sheds light on all phases of a monk's experience, from being refused admittance at the door to finally understanding the meaning of one's "koan." Suzuki explains the initiation ceremony, the act of begging, and the life of prayers, meditation, and service.

The Zen Way

  • Filename: the-zen-way.
  • ISBN: UVA:X002701230
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 117
  • Author: Myokyo-ni
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing



Seeks to describe Zen and Zen practice from a few different approaches, presenting basic Buddist thought as well as an overview of the life of the historical Buddha.

Zen Mind Beginner s Mind

  • Filename: zen-mind-beginner-s-mind.
  • ISBN: 083482129X
  • Release Date: 2010-11-09
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Shunryu Suzuki
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications



"In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few." So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it’s all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And that’s just the beginning. In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics—from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality—in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page. It’s a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice, and it is now available to a new generation of seekers in this fortieth anniversary edition, with a new afterword by Shunryu Suzuki’s biographer, David Chadwick.

Zen Training

  • Filename: zen-training.
  • ISBN: 9780834825833
  • Release Date: 2005-09-13
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Katsuki Sekida
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications



Zen Training is a comprehensive handbook for zazen, seated meditation practice, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen path. The book marked a turning point in Zen literature in its critical reevaluation of the enlightenment experience, which the author believes has often been emphasized at the expense of other important aspects of Zen training. In addition, Zen Training goes beyond the first flashes of enlightenment to explore how one lives as well as trains in Zen. The author also draws many significant parallels between Zen and Western philosophy and psychology, comparing traditional Zen concepts with the theories of being and cognition of such thinkers as Heidegger and Husserl.

Omori Sogen the Art of a Zen Master

  • Filename: omori-sogen-the-art-of-a-zen-master.
  • ISBN: IND:30000063927762
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 177
  • Author: Dōgen Hosokawa
  • Publisher: Routledge



Omori Sogen (1904-1994) is considered the greastest Zen master. His background as an expert in kendo (the Way of the Sword) and shodo (the Way of the the Brush) and as a political activist, scholar and university president made him unique among Zen maters. The story of Omori's life details his years of training and explores the three "Ways" in which he was trained: martial arts, Zen, and calligraphy. The book also explores the fundamental aspect of Zen martial arts and offers solutions for some of the problems encountered in Zen training. Omori Sogen was the author of the influential "Introduction to Zen Training," published by Kegan Paul international. This biography is a much needed English-language appraisal of a figure who has been too long invisible to the West.

The Three Pillars of Zen

  • Filename: the-three-pillars-of-zen.
  • ISBN: 9780385260930
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Philip Kapleau
  • Publisher: Anchor



The Western reader is introduced to the basic teaching, practices, and religious character of Zen Buddhism, in a beautiful new edition of the classic introduction to and overview of Zen history and discipline. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Taking the Path of Zen

  • Filename: taking-the-path-of-zen.
  • ISBN: 0865470804
  • Release Date: 1982-01
  • Number of pages: 149
  • Author: Robert Aitken
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Examines the fundamental principles of Zen Buddhism, discusses how to put these beliefs in practice in everyday life, and describes Zen customs and ceremonies

A Flower Does Not Talk

  • Filename: a-flower-does-not-talk.
  • ISBN: 9781462909711
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Zenkei Shibayama
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing



These essays by a prominent Zen master are a classic introduction to Zen Buddhism, specifically written for Westerners. The former abbot of Nanzenji Monastary in Kyoto, the Reverend Zenkei Shibayama, understood Western ways, and, in the early 1970s, prepared these introductory essays for English speakers. In A Flower Does Not Talk, the author describes the basic characteristics of Zen, the training it calls for, and the Zen Personality, before presenting three typical Zen writings accompanied by informative notes. This book is beautifully illustrated with drawings, photographs of Zen inspired flower arrangements, and paintings by Zen Master Hakuin, is a classic introduction to the core of Buddhist teachings, which provide the basis for the happiness of mankind.

Manual of Zen Buddhism

  • Filename: manual-of-zen-buddhism.
  • ISBN: 9781599869346
  • Release Date: 2007-01
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
  • Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing, LLC.



Suzuki has brought together some of Zen Buddhism's original sources. Here are the "sutras" or sermons of the Buddha: the "gathas" or hymns; the philosophical puzzles known as "koan;" and the "dharanis" or invocations to expel evil spirits.

Public Zen Personal Zen

  • Filename: public-zen-personal-zen.
  • ISBN: 9781442216143
  • Release Date: 2014-03-14
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Peter D. Hershock
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



Among Buddhist traditions, Zen has been remarkably successful in garnering and sustaining interest outside the Buddhist homelands of Asia, and “zen” is now part of the global cultural lexicon. This deeply informed book explores the history of this enduring Japanese tradition—from its beginnings as a form of Buddhist thought and practice imported from China to its reinvention in medieval Japan as a force for religious, political, and cultural change to its role in Japan’s embrace of modernity. Going deeper, it also explores Zen through the experiences and teachings of key individuals who shaped Zen as a tradition committed to the embodiment of enlightenment by all. By bringing together Zen’s institutional and personal dimensions, Peter D. Hershock offers readers a nuanced yet accessible introduction to Zen as well as distinctive insights into issues that remain relevant today, including the creative tensions between globalization and localization, the interplay of politics and religion, and the possibilities for integrating social transformation with personal liberation. Including an introduction to the basic teachings and practices of Buddhism and an account of their spread across Asia, Public Zen, Personal Zen deftly blends historical detail with the felt experiences of Zen practitioners grappling with the meaning of human suffering, personal freedom, and the integration of social and spiritual progress.

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