This collection of the essential teachings of Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995) offers short, inspiring readings that illuminate Zen philosophy and practice in language that is delightfully simple and eloquent.
This book is the only major collection of teachings of this popular and influential Zen master. Topics include proper meditation practice, the meaning of common Zen expressions, central themes in Zen literature, and, above all, realising one's true nature in this very moment.
Taizan Maezumi Roshi was one of the first Asian masters to bring Zen Buddhism to the West. During the last thirty-five years of his life, he taught thousands of Westerners and founded Zen centres throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. This book conveys the unique spirit and teaching style of this important figure, as well as his timeless insights into the practice of Zen.
The book also includes a lengthy foreword by Bernie Glassman, Maezumi Roshi's successor and a prominent contemporary Zen teacher and author.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2004
- 152 x 229 x 12mm