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Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Shambhala Classics)
Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Shambhala Classics)
Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Shambhala Classics)
Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Shambhala Classics)
Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Shambhala Classics)

Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Shambhala Classics)

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by Taizan Maezumi (Author), Wendy Egyoku Nakao (Editor), Eve Myonen Marko (Editor)

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. These short, inspiring readings illuminate Zen practice in simple, eloquent language. Topics include zazen and Zen koans, how to appreciate your life as the life of the Buddha, and the essential matter of life and death.


The readings are not teachings or instructions in the traditional sense. They are transcriptions of the master'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 her or his deepest essence.

160 Pages, Paperback