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Zen Essence


Drawn from the records of Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection may surprise some readers. In contrast to the popular image of Zen as an authoritarian, monastic tradition deeply rooted in Asian culture, these passages portray Zen as remarkably flexible, adaptive to contemporary and individual needs, and transcending cultural boundaries. The readings contained in Zen Essence emphasize that the practice of Zen requires consciousness alone and does not depend on a background in Zen Buddhism and ...

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Zen Essence
2000, Shambhala, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9781570625886

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Zen Essence
1989, Shambhala Publications, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780877734987


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