The Three Pillars of Zen

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2013 - Religion - 480 pages
In this classic work of spiritual guidance, the founder of the Rochester Zen Center presents a comprehensive overview of Zen Buddhism. Exploring the three pillars of Zen—teaching, practice, and enlightenment—Roshi Philip Kapleau, the man who founded one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States, presents a personal account of his own experiences as a student and teacher, and in so doing gives readers invaluable advice on how to develop their own practices. Revised and updated, this 35th anniversary edition features new illustrations and photographs, as well as a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who succeeded Kapleau as spiritual director of the Rochester Zen Center. A moving, eye-opening work, The Three Pillars of Zen is the definitive introduction to the history and discipline of Zen.
 

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Contents

yasutaniroshls introductory lectures
3
A Biographical Note on Yasutaniroshi
29
VASUTANIROSHls COMMENTARY TKISHOON
75
The Commentary
82
YASUTANIROSHls PRIVATE KNCOlKTF KS WITH
95
ho I ikuunlii s
110
BASSUls DHARMA TALK ON ONEMIND
174
The Talk
180
YAEKO WASAKls ENLIGHTENMENT LETTERS
299
The Letters and Comments
307
dogen on beingtime
327
postures
346
Afterword by Bodhin Kjolliede
376
Notes on the Anniversary
390
Pronunciation Guide to Japanese Words
427
Copyright

eight contemporary enlightenment
211

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Roshi Philip Kapleau was the founder of the Rochester Zen Center and the author of numerous books, including Zen: Merging of East and West and The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment. Kapleau studied and taught Zen for more than 50 years, completing over sixteen years of study and practice in both Japan and America. He died in 2004.

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