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The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk Hardcover – Nov 12 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics (Sept. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616403918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616403911
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
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About the Author

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki was Japan's foremost authority on Zen Buddhism, and the author of over 100 works on the subject. He was trained as a Buddhist disciple in the great Zen monastery at Kamakura. From 1897 to 1908 he worked in the United States as an editor and translator, and later became a lecturer at Tokyo Imperial University. In 1950, at 80, he returned to the United States and spent most of the decade teaching, lecturing, and writing, particularly at Columbia and Harvard. Returning to Japan, he died in Tokyo in 1966 at the age of 95.
Christopher Reed has been teaching Buddhism and Buddhist meditation for 15 years. He received transmission as a Dharma teacher from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He has been influenced by the tradition of socially/politically engaged Buddhism, and works toward the integration of traditional Buddhist teaching with the demands of everyday life. He is co-founder and director of the Ordinary Dharma Meditation Center in Los Angeles and the Manzanita Village Retreat Center in San Diego.

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HASH(0xa5c71c9c) out of 5 stars Good Look Into The Monastic Lifestyle Aug. 28 2013
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If you ever wanted to know what it's like to be selected to attend a Zen Buddhist monastery, this is probably the first, and perhaps only, book you'll want to read. It basically follows the process.

I wanted to know what's involved in living this lifestyle. After reading the book, I'm not so sure I would be cut out for it.

It's a tough, isolated, and demanding life suited for for one out of a million who are truly interested in the path to enlightenment as a monk. Very well written and thorough account of the selection and training of a Zen monk.
HASH(0xa5c74048) out of 5 stars A beautiful guide to zen monastery (and outside) life Nov. 24 2015
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An exquisite description and narrative of Zen life. Every word is full of weight, well-worth deep reflection and feeling. A good companion for a journey full of discovery and mindfullness.
HASH(0xa5c71f60) out of 5 stars A Classic that is well-worth reading... Oct. 14 2015
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For beginners of Zen, highly recommended. It goes into defining the practice itself and is easy to follow. A classic work for all of us "grasshoppers."
HASH(0xa5c74720) out of 5 stars A great zen writer. Feb. 28 2016
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Suzuki is always readable and gives an insight into Japanese zen training.

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