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Zen master who? : a guide to the people and stories of Zen

Author: James Ishmael Ford
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surprisingly little has been written about how Zen came to North America. "Zen Master Who?" does that and much more. Author James Ishmael Ford, a renowned Zen master in two lineages, traces the tradition's history in Asia, looking at some of its most important figures -- the Buddha himself, and the handful of Indian, Chinese, and Japanese masters who gave the Zen school its shape. It also outlines the challenges
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Ishmael Ford
ISBN: 0861715098 9780861715091
OCLC Number: 70174891
Description: xvii, 262 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The emergence of Zen Buddhism in the East --
Modern teachers and institutions in the West --
The future of Zen in the West.
Responsibility: James Ishmael Ford ; foreword by Barry Magid.
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Surprisingly little has been written about how Zen came to North America. "Zen Master Who?" does that and much more. Author James Ishmael Ford, a renowned Zen master in two lineages, traces the tradition's history in Asia, looking at some of its most important figures -- the Buddha himself, and the handful of Indian, Chinese, and Japanese masters who gave the Zen school its shape. It also outlines the challenges that occurred as Zen became integrated into western consciousness, and the.

State of Zen in North America today. The author includes profiles of modern Zen teachers and institutions, including D. T. Suzuki and Alan Watts, and such topics as the emergence of liberal Buddhism, and Christians, Jews, and Zen. This engaging, accessible book is aimed at anyone interested in this tradition but who may not know how to start. Most importantly, it clarifies a great and ancient tradition for the contemporary seeker.

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