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Zen pioneer : the life & works of Ruth Fuller Sasaki

Author: Isabel Stirling
Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Shoemaker & Hoard : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ruth Fuller Sasaki was a pivotal figure in the emergence and development of Zen Buddhism in the United States. Colleague of Burton Watson, mentor to Philip Yampolsky and Gary Snyder, and mother-in-law of Alan Watts, she influenced countless students and seekers. This is the first biography of her remarkable life." "A society matron in Chicago at the turn of the twentieth century, Ruth Fuller was not alone in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ruth Fuller Sasaki; Ruth Fuller Sasaki; Ruth Fuller Sasaki
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel Stirling
ISBN: 1593761104 9781593761103
OCLC Number: 65165357
Description: xxii, 295 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Her life --
pt. 2: Her work.
Responsibility: by Isabel Stirling ; foreword by Gary Snyder.
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Ruth Fuller Sasaki, who died in 1967, was a pivotal figure in the emergence and development of Zen Buddhism in the United States. She is the only Westerner - and the only woman - to be made a priest  Read more...

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