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Miniatures of a Zen master

Author: Robert Aitken
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For more than four decades, Robert Aitken Roshi has taught thousands of people the Buddhist practice of Zen meditation, and has led many students through their practice of the study of traditional koans. He has authored more than a dozen books, including a celebrated appreciation of Basho's haiku; volumes of commentary on sacred texts; works on ethics, daily life, and social action; and one of the best-loved  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aitken
ISBN: 9781582434414 1582434417
OCLC Number: 209590311
Description: xiv, 210 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Robert Aitken ; introduction by Nelson Foster.
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"For more than four decades, Robert Aitken Roshi has taught thousands of people the Buddhist practice of Zen meditation, and has led many students through their practice of the study of traditional koans. He has authored more than a dozen books, including a celebrated appreciation of Basho's haiku; volumes of commentary on sacred texts; works on ethics, daily life, and social action; and one of the best-loved introductions to Zen Buddhism, Taking the Path of Zen. A founder of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, he has spent his life as a political activist - work he continues to this day." "Now in the later years of what has been a long and remarkable life, Aitken Roshi offers us Miniatures of a Zen Master, a collection of 188 short texts. Some are clearly parables; others are simple stories, quotations, memories, and commentaries. Resembling Benjamin Franklin's Almanac or the epigrams of Chamfort as much as it does work from ancient sages, this collection of "miniatures" distills a life devoted to teaching and awareness, of being present, and of showing up and making a difference." "Any person living a considered life, whether secular humanist or religious seeker, will find this a book of inspiration - a lasting companion, sharing a journey of deep realization and profound hope."--book jacket.

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