||On Zen Practice: Body, Breath, Mind|
Glassman, Bernard Tetsugen
Maezumi, Hakuyu Taizan
|Location||Boston, MA, US [波士頓, 麻薩諸塞州, 美國]|
|Keyword||禪宗=Zen Buddhism=Zazen Buddhism=Chan Buddhism=Son Buddhism;|
|Abstract||Zen Buddhism is renowned for its emphasis on the lineage of its teachers. This solid handbook, edited by the noted Bernie Glassman Roshi, pays tribute to his Zen master, Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi, who assisted in assembling the materials. Maezumi (Appreciate Your Life) was the founding abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles (ZCLA) and the successor to three major lines of Zen thought. Before Maezumi's death in 1995, the ZCLA published several anthologies of teachings to cover Zen essentials, known then as On Zen Practice, On Zen Practice II and The Way of Everyday Life. This serviceable and seasoned anthology draws from those 1970s collections of dharma talks and commentaries. It includes topics such as beginning practice, sitting, chanting, bowing and working with koans, and also expounds on various texts. The choices, including the foreword by the esteemed Aitken, come from nine contributors whose Zen devotion spans the last century. This collection is aptly named, for it indeed seeks to clarify Zen's manifestations in the body, breath and mind with generally very short essays in four sections. Appendices include the Zen precepts and a contact list of the White Plum Asanga (those who received the Dharma Transmission in Maezumi's lineage). A peculiar perfume of jumbled time lingers over this collection, but this in no way compromises its usefulness for beginners and adepts.|
|Table of contents|
Preface by Wendy Egyoku Nakao and John Daishin Buksbazen
Foreword by Robert Aitken
Can Everyone Realize True Nature?
II. ON FORM
Fukanzazengi: "Principles of Seated Meditation"
Commentary on Dogen Zenji's Fukanzazengi
Breathing in Zazen
What Is Sesshin?
On Gassho and Bowing
The Practice of Effort
Receiving the Precepts
Is Zazen a Religion?
III. ON SHIKANTAZA KOANS
Dogen Zenji and Enlightenment
Notes on Koan Study
On Enlightenment, Koans, and Shikantaza
Koan Practice and Shikantaza
Working with Mu
Pacifying the Mind
On "Roso Faces the Wall"
On "Nansen Kills a Cat"
IV. ON THE WAY OF EVERYDAY LIFE
The Way of Everyday Life (Shobogenzo Genjokoan)
Commentary on the Way of Everyday Life
Appendix I. The Sixteen Precepts
Appendix II. Bodhisattva's Precepts and the Capaciyt for Bodhisattva's Precepts
Appendix III. The Benefits of the Three Treasures
Appendix IV. Lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi
About the Authors
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