by Taizan Maezumi, Roshi
edited by Wendy Egyoku Nakao and Eve Myonen Marko
Here is the first major collection of the teachings of Taizan Maezumi, Roshi (1931-1995), one of the first Japanese Zen masters to bring Zen to the West and founding abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles and Zen Mountain Center in Idyllwild, California. (Also, the first official Abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery.) These short, inspiring readings illuminate Zen practice in simple, eloquent language. Topics include shikantaza and koan practice, how to appreciate your life as the life of the Buddha, and the essential matter of life and death.
These teachings draw from transcriptions of Maezumi Roshi's teisho, living presentations of his direct experience of Zen realization. These teisho are crystalline offerings of Zen insight intended to reach beyond the student's intellect to their deepest essence.
160 Pages, Paperback