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Zen and Zen Classics

By: Blyth, R.H.; Franck, Frederick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heian International, Inc.: 1978

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2286292

ISBN: 0893463531

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 1978 Trade Paperback. xviii, 289 pp. Reginald Horace Blyth (1898-1964) ranks with D.T. Suzuki--whose close friend and collaborator he was--as one of the leading interpreters of Zen. Yet, until this volume, Blyth's writings have not been readily available outside of Japan. an Englishman, Blyth went to Japan in 1940 to continue his study of Zen. Interned as an enemy alien during World War II, he began writing in prison. After the war, he was appointed tutor to the Crown Prince. His great work, the five-volume Zen and Zen Classics, was published in the 1960s. Fr... View more info

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A History of Zen Buddhism

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1971

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289060

ISBN: 0807059773

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Spine creased and lightly toned, ink stamp on half-title page. 1971 Trade Paperback. viii, 335 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; The Mystical Element in Early Buddhism and Hinayana; Mysticism Within Mahayana; The Mahayana Sutras and Zen; The Anticipation of Zen in Chinese Buddhism; Zen Patriarchs of the Early Period; The High Period of Chinese Zen; Peculiarities of the Five Houses; Spread and Methodological Development During the Sung Period; The Transplanting of Zen to Japan; The Zen Master Dogen; The Cultural Influence of Zen in the Muromachi Period; The First Encounter Between Zen an... View more info

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Zen Enlightenment: Origins and Meaning

By: Dumoulin, Heinrich; Maraldo, John C. (Translator)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Weatherhill: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269644

ISBN: 0834801418

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 1983 Trade Paperback. xii, 175 pp. Traces the development of Zen enlightenment from India through China to Japan. View more info

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Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism

By: Faure, Bernard; Brooks, Phyllis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2150055

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Highlighting & pencil marginalia. 2000 Trade Paperback. xvi, 329 pp. Bernard Faure's previous works are well known as guides to some of the more elusive aspects of the Chinese tradition of Chan Buddhism and its outgrowth, Japanese Zen. Continuing his efforts to look at Chan/Zen with a full array of postmodernist critical techniques, Faure now probes the imaginaire, or mental universe, of the Buddhist Soto Zen master Keizan Jokin (1268-1325). Although Faure's new book may be read at one level as an intellectual biography, Keizan is portrayed here less as an original thinker than a... View more info

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Zen Keys

By: Hanh, Thich Nhat; Kapleau, Philip - introduction

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289290

ISBN: 0385080662

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine creased, ink stamp on half-title page. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 198 pp. Thich Nhat Hanh brings his warmth and clarity to this unique explication of Zen Buddhism. Beginning with a discussion of daily life in a Zen monastery, Nhat Hanh illustrates the character of Zen as practiced in Vietnam, and gives the reader clear explanations of the central elements of Zen practice and philosophy. Thorough attention is given to concepts such as Awareness and Impermanence, and to contemporary issues such as the conflicts between modern technology and spirituality. The final section ... View more info

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The Method of Zen

By: Herrigel, Eugen; Tausend, Hermann (Editor); Hull, R.C.F. (Translator)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277167

ISBN: 0394712447

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages toned. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 125 pp. A precise description of the techniques used in Zen training. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugen Herrigel (20 March 1884 in Lichtenau, Baden-Württemberg - 18 April 1955 in Partenkirchen, Bavaria) was a German philosopher who taught philosophy at Tohoku Imperial University in Sendai, Japan, from 1924-1929 and introduced Zen to large parts of Europe through his writings. While living in Japan from 1924 to 1929, he studied kyudo, traditional Japanese archery, under Awa Kenzô (1880-1939), a prominent master of the art, in the hope of furthering... View more info

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Zen Buddhism

By: Humphreys, Christmas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Compay: 1970

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2289069

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Minor general wear. 1970 Trade Paperback. 175 pp. A lively introduction to its origins, influences, techniques, and modern affinities. What is Zen? If you asked a true Zen master he might tweak your nose, scowl fiercely, or roar with laughter, whichever he thought would stir your spirit awake—for that is the object of Zen. Humphreys, however, who has practiced both Zen & the law with equal success for more than thirty years, is kinder. He does give the reader an idea—a very good idea—of what it is all about. He describes, with some of the endlessly amusing stories that ce... View more info

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Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment

By: Kapleau, Philip; Smith, Huston (Foreword)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: John Weatherhill, Inc.: 1965

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277158

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('With the compliments of the author, Philip Kapleau'). Acquired in Rochester, New York, where Kapleau established the Rochester Zen Center the year after this work was published. Ink name and date on front endpaper, jacket price clipped, jacket toned and lightly rubbed, minimal pencil marks, mostly in margins of first few sections. Related article laid in. 1965 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 363, [1] pp. Foreword by Huston Smith. From the publisher: Useful to both initiates and long-term disciples alike, the comprehensive guide is an over... View more info

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A Little Book of Zen

By: Kim, Katherine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Andrews McMeel: 1998

Seller ID: 2278085

ISBN: 0836268148

Condition: Near Fine


Light edge wear. 1998 Small Hard Cover. 2 1/4 x 1 7/8. This tiny book of wisdom quotes from several Eastern masters is an all-purpose companion for anyone. View more info

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Zen and the Lady: Memoirs, Personal and Transpersonal, In a World in Transition

By: Owens, Claire Myers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Baraka: 1979

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2278487

ISBN: 0882389963

Condition: Good


SIGNED by author. First edition. Lightly rubbed, minor foxing to page ridge. 1979 Trade Paperback. The religious writings of a woman who discovered Zen Buddhism late in life. View more info

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Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings of D.T. Suzuki

By: Suzuki, D.T.; Barrett, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday Anchor Books: 1956

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289285

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased and faintly toned, top corner of rear wrapper lightly creased. 1956 Mass Market Paperback. xx, 294 pp. Buddhism crossed from India to China in the 6th century A.D. and confronted the earthy and practical Chinese spirit with the imaginative and speculative spirit of India. The encounter is one of the most extraordinary events in history and makes one of the truly phenomenal chapters in the record of religion and culture. Translated into the Chinese idiom, Buddhism became one of China's most potent spiritual and cultural forces. One expression of Chinese Buddhism kn... View more info