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Awakening to Zen : the teachings of Roshi Philip Kapleau

Author: Philip Kapleau; Polly Young-Eisendrath; Rafe Martin
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1997.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kapleau; Polly Young-Eisendrath; Rafe Martin
ISBN: 0684829738 9780684829739
OCLC Number: 35741509
Description: 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What is Zen? --
Toward a meaning of Buddhism for Americans --
Waking up with Zen --
Why Buddhism? --
Of the same root: animals and our relationship with them --
Valuing life --
Thanksgiving: a life of gratitude --
Common questions about Zen --
On an ethical way of life: commentary on some of the Buddhist precepts --
Commentary on the first Buddhist precept: to cherish all life --
Responsibility and social action --
Pain, suffering, and resistance to practice --
Artful use of pain in Zen --
Diet and Zen practice --
Mind-altering drugs: commentary and reflections --
Repentance and problems of sex: the third Buddhist precept --
Buddhist ethics and abuses of power --
Dokusan: a private encounter with the Roshi --
Pilgrimage as training and practice --
Enlightened one --
Discipline and naturalness --
Impatience in practice --
Devotion --
Illness, dying, caregiving, and families: a conversation in West Berlin --
Dying: a conversation with Jon Sheldon, M.D. --
Death and dying: a conversation with Penny Townsend, R.N. --
On confronting a chronic illness --
Age of destruction and spiritual resurgence: a conversation with Vondell Perry --
Man's justice and God's justice --
Epilogue: practical Zen--a conversation with Kenneth Kraft.
Responsibility: edited by Polly Young-Eisendrath and Rafe Martin.

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