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Opening the Hand of Thought : Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice.

Author: Kosho Uchiyama Roshi; Tom Wright; Jisho Warner
Publisher: New York : Wisdom Publications, 2005.
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For over thirty years, Opening the Hand of Thought has offered an unmatched introduction to Zen Buddhism. This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended end notes are here, in addition to the book's revised glossary and main sections. But then, the book's utility was never in question. As Jisho Warner writes in the book's opening, 'The Story of This Book and Its Author, '  Read more...
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Roshi, Kosho Uchiyama.
Opening the Hand of Thought : Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice.
New York : Wisdom Publications, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kosho Uchiyama Roshi; Tom Wright; Jisho Warner
ISBN: 9780861719778 0861719778 128272780X 9781282727809
OCLC Number: 664233297
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Prefaces""; ""1. Practice and Persimmons""; ""2. The Meaning of Zazen""; ""3. The Reality of Zazen""; ""4. The World of Intensive Practice""; ""5. Zazen and the True Self""; ""6. The World of Self Unfolds""; ""7. Living Wide Awake""; ""8. The Wayseeker""; ""Notes""; ""Glossary""; ""Index""; ""About the Authors and Translators""; ""Acknowledgments""

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For over thirty years, Opening the Hand of Thought has offered an unmatched introduction to Zen Buddhism. This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended end notes are here, in addition to the book's revised glossary and main sections. But then, the book's utility was never in question. As Jisho Warner writes in the book's opening, 'The Story of This Book and Its Author, ' Opening the Hand of Thought 'goes directly to the heart of Zen practice [. . .], showing how Zen Buddhism can be a deep and life-sustaining activity.' She goes on to say, 'Uchiyama lo.

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