Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air: The Zen Koan

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Charles E. Tuttle Company, Apr 1, 1994 - Religion - 348 pages
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Through a comprehensive introduction and twenty-one chapters centered on koans from classic collections, western literary sources, and modern encounters, this book explains the relevance of koan study to Zen training today. It illuminates the value of koans in the practice of self-realization and their aliveness within the teacher-student relationship. This collection will prove an invaluable reference on koan study for those pursuing a greater understanding of Zen Buddhism.

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Contents

Foreword by Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi
ix
Preface by Peter Muryo Matthiessen
xiii
Acknowledgments
xv
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About the author (1994)

John Daido Loori is one of the West's leading Zen masters. He is the founder and spiritual leader of the Mountains and Rivers Order and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery. His work has been most noted for its unique adaptation of traditional Asian Buddhism into an American context, particularly with regard to the arts, the environment, social action, and the use of modern media as a vehicle of spiritual training and social change. Loori is an award-winning photographer and videographer. His art and wildlife photography form the core of a unique teaching program that integrates art and wilderness training by cultivating a deep appreciation of the relationship of Zen to our natural environment. He is a dharma heir of the influential Japanese Zen master Taizan Maezumi Roshi and is the author of many books.

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