Zen Flesh – Zen Bones
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compiled by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki
With over 1,000,000 copies sold, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones has inspired countless lives.
It has stayed with me for the last 30 years, a classic portraying Zen mind to our linear thinking. Phil Jackson, basketball coach and author of Sacred Hoops
This book was my introduction to Buddhism nearly thirty yews ago. I am delighted to see this new edition of this wonderful classic. Sylvia Boorstein, author of It’s Easier Than You Think
This book has been a steadfast portal through which millions in the West have peered to catch at the very least a glimpse of Zen mind at play in all its thought-shattering dialogue, humor, joy, and wisdom. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of WhereverYou Go, There You Are
Perhaps the first Dharma book I ever read, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, remains a classic, a gem, a gift to us all. Dr. Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
Zen Flesh Zen Bones is four books in one – books that would rank high in the canon of Zen, if Zen were so non-Zen as to have scriptures. 101 Zen Stories recounts experiences of Chinese and Japanese Zen teachers over a period of more than five centuries. The Gateless Gate offers a collection of 13th-century koans to sit with in practice. 10 Bulls is a 12th-century commentary on the stages of awareness leading to enlightenment. Finally Centering, a 4,000 year old teaching from India, offers what some consider to be the roots of Zen.
When this book was first published in 1957 it became a guide for an entire generation of western seekers who were just beginning to explore Zen. In the years since it has inspired leading American Zen teachers, students, and practitioners. Join them.
PAUL REPS was the author of several books of Poems and prose inspired by Zen, including Zen Telegrams, also available from Tuttle. He was an American who lived in many countries, including India, Norway, and Japan, and a lifelong seeker, who believed it possible to be happy though human and grown up.
NYOGEN SENZAKI, an internationally renowned Buddhist scholar, was a homeless monk, studying and wandering the land from monastery to monastery. His wandering eventually brought him to the United states, where he lived for over 50 years. Among those who studies with this great sage are Robert Aiken Roshi, Eido Roshi and Gary Snyder.
Shambala ISBN 1-57062-063-6.