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

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Philip Kapleau
Anchor Books, 1989 - Philosophy - 400 pages
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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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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

Through explorations of the three pillars of Zen--teaching, practice, and enlightenment--Roshi Philip Kapleau presents a comprehensive overview of the history and discipline of Zen Buddhism. An ... Read full review

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User Review  - iayork - LibraryThing

Among the very best on Zen and meditation: This unarguably authoritative book is absolutely convincing in its easily readable exposition of Zen BR> Buddhism, it's methods and goals. Practices of ... Read full review

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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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