Keep Me in Your Heart a While: The Haunting Zen of Dainin Katagiri

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - 176 pages
One of the great pioneers of Zen in America, Dainin Katagiri had a teaching style that was at once powerful, gentle, and sometimes even casual. For his student, Dosho Mike Port, some of Katagiri's most profound teachings came in the simple moments of everyday interactions. Keep Me in Your Heart a While is built around a series of these vivid, truth-revealing incidents that evoke the feel of ancient Zen koans. Each chapter starts with an encounter with Katagiri and unfolds from there, touching on subjects such as the nature and the purpose of Zen, the dynamic and working of realization, and the evolving relationship between teacher and student. In sharing what it was like to train with one of the first generation of American Zen teachers, Dosho Mike Port preserves and revitalizes this incredible path, making it available to the next generation of seekers.
 

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Contents

Not Getting Zen
1
The Dynamic Working of Realization 9 2 Just a Question about Technique Wall or No Wall?
15
We Dont Study Koans
19
Already You Are Stuck
34
Clay Balls as Toilet Paper
43
Cleaning Under the Hedge
52
Does Zen Have Morals?
65
Gazing at the Moon
72
Dainins Four Essential Points
101
Throwing Open the Heart How Do You Do It?
110
Maybe Next Life
118
Hair on Fire
130
Notes
137
Bibliography
150
About the Author
156
About Wisdom Publications
157

Bowing Is Like a Rock in Your Heart
77
Not Using Zazen
86
On Being Duped
93
Back Cover Material
159
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