The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment

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Philip Kapleau
Anchor Books, 1989 - Philosophy - 400 pages
145 Reviews
Through his exploration of the three pillars of Zen -- teaching, practice, and enlightenment -- Roshi Kapleau presents a comprehensive overview of this ancient oriental discipline, making it useful to both initiates and long-time disciples.
  

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Good introduction to Zen Buddhism. - Goodreads
This is a deep insight to Zen buddhism. - Goodreads
As for being a good writer, he is not. - Goodreads
It provides stories and excellent explanations. - Goodreads
great introduction to zen buddhism. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Federico Kaufer - Goodreads

A great book to read and as an introduction to Zen Buddhism Read full review

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User Review  - IAO131 - Goodreads

A fairly good book on Zen, especially as it focuses so much on the practice of zazen. Nonetheless, it is a bit long and repetitive for how much it emphasizes the uselessness of discursive intellect. Read full review

Contents

yasutaniroshls introductory lectures
3
A Riographical Note on Yasutaniroshi
29
YASUTANIROSHls COMMENTARY TEISHO
75
The Commentary
82
YASUTANIROSHls PRIVATE ENCOUNTERS WITH
95
The Encounters
110
Student J Woman Age 33
153
BASSUls DHARMA TALK ON ONEMIND
174
EIGHT CONTEMPORARY ENLIGHTENMENT
211
YAEKO IWASAKls ENLIGHTENMENT LETTERS
299
The Letters and Comments
307
dogen on beingtime
328
postures
346
Afterword by Bodhin Kjolhede
389
Pronunciation Guide to Japanese Words
427
Copyright

The Til k
180

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About the author (1989)

Roshi Philip Kapleau, founder of the Rochester Zen Center, has studied and taught Zen for more than 50 years, after first encountering Zen Buddhism as a reporter at the war crimes trials in Japan in 1946. While there he met D.T. Suzuki and in 1950 began to study Buddhist philosophy, completing over sixteen years of study and practice in both Japan and America. Roshi Kapleau lives in Rochester.

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