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Eat sleep sit : my year at Japan's most rigorous Zen Temple

Author: Kaoru Nonomura
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha Intl., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At the age of thirty, Kaoru Nonomura left his family, his girlfriend, and his job as a Tokyo designer to undertake a year of ascetic training at Eiheiji, one of the most rigorous Zen monasteries in Japan and head temple of the Soto sect of Buddhism. This book is Nonomura's account of that year, and his quietly determined quest to imbue his life with spiritual meaning." "Shocking, moving, insightful, funny, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nonomura, Kaoru, 1959-
Eat sleep sit.
Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha Intl., 2008
(OCoLC)762082480
Named Person: Kaoru Nonomura
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kaoru Nonomura
ISBN: 9784770030757 4770030754
OCLC Number: 255902831
Description: 324 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Pilgrim --
Jizo cloister --
Dragon gate --
Main gate --
Temporary quarters --
Toilet --
Facing the wall --
Buddha bowl --
Evening service --
Evening meal --
Night sitting --
Etiquette is zen --
Morning service --
Morning meal --
Cleaning the corridors --
Dignified dress --
Washing the face --
Verses --
Noon --
Stick --
Alone in the freezing dark --
Entering the hall --
Monks? hall --
New residence --
Wake-up bell --
Bell tower --
Self-reflection --
Food server --
Monks? food --
Shaving the head --
Daikan --
Hunger --
The principle of the flow of time --
Escape --
Registration ceremony --
First bath --
Beginning intensive training --
Manual labor --
Penance --
Main lecture --
Transfer --
The source of the warmth of light --
New job --
Sales --
Distribution of goods --
Guest pavilion --
Inspection --
Washrags --
Ending intensive training --
The color of the peak, the echo in the valley --
Attendant to the administrator --
Conference room --
In attendance --
Morning session --
Incense bearer --
Preparations for winter --
Intensive sitting --
Year-end cleaning --
New year?s day --
New arrivals --
Just sit --
Departure survey --
Leaving.
Other Titles: Kū neru suwaru.
Responsibility: Kaoru Nonomura ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter.
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At the age of thirty, the author left his family, his girlfriend and his job as a designer to undertake a year of ascetic training at Eiheiji, one of the most rigorous Zen training temples in Japan.  Read more...

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