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

Front Cover
Philip Kapleau
Harper & Row, 1966 - Zen Buddhism - 363 pages
55 Reviews

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

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
Very good reference material! - Goodreads
It provides stories and excellent explanations. - Goodreads
great introduction to zen buddhism. - Goodreads

Review: The Three Pillars of Zen

User Review  - Sarah Webb - Goodreads

The book that introduced me to Zen. Understandable, deep. It is a good introduction with enough meat on it for continued revisiting. Highly recommend it to anyone choosing a way to practice and as a book for anyone exploring Buddhism. Read full review

Review: The Three Pillars of Zen

User Review  - Johannes Bertus - Goodreads

Very interesting. It leaves me with a number of questions though. I have studied Zen with a number of teachers and sanghas, and none if them obsessed about enlightenment/kensho/satori the way people ... Read full review


Editors Introduction
A Biographical Note on Yasutaniroshi
Yasutaniroshis Commentary on the Koan

14 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information