One Robe, One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryokan

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Weatherhill #ad - Although ryokan was born in eighteenth-century Japan, capturing in a few luminous phrases both the beauty and the pathos of human life, his extraordinary poems, reach far beyond time and place to touch the springs of humanity. His reclusive life and celebration of nature and the natural life also bring to mind his younger American contemporary, Thoreau.

One Robe, One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryokan #ad - The hermit-monk ryokan, long beloved in Japan both for his poetry and for his character, belongs in the tradition of the great Zen eccentrics of China and Japan. Ryokan's poetry is that of the mature Zen master, its deceptive simplicity revealing an art that surpasses artifice.

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Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan

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Shambhala #ad - There are hilarious stories about how people tried to trick him into doing art for them, and about how he frustrated their attempts. He was also a master artist-calligrapher with a very distinctive style, due mostly to his unique and irrepressible spirit, but also because he was so poor he didn’t usually have materials: his distinctive thin line was due to the fact that he often used twigs rather than the brushes he couldn’t afford.

He was never head of a monastery or temple. He was said to practice his brushwork with his fingers in the air when he didn’t have any paper. But unlike his two renowned colleagues, Ryokan was a societal dropout, living mostly as a hermit and a beggar. His poetry and art were wildly popular even in his lifetime.

Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan #ad - This collection contains more than 140 of Ryokan’s poems, with selections of his art, and of the very funny anecdotes about him. Ryokan 1758–1831 is, along with Dogen and Hakuin, one of the three giants of Zen in Japan. He liked playing with children. He had no dharma heir. As an old man, he fell in love with a young Zen nun who also became his student.

Even so, people recognized the depth of his realization, and he was sought out by people of all walks of life for the teaching to be experienced in just being around him. His affection for her colors the mature poems of his late period.

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Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan

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Shambhala #ad - The japanese poet-recluse ryokan 1758–1831 is one of the most beloved figures of Asian literature, exquisite calligraphy, renowned for his beautiful verse, and eccentric character. Deceptively simple, Ryokan's poems transcend artifice, presenting spontaneous expressions of pure Zen spirit. Like his contemporary thoreau, enlightenment and illusion, but his poems touch the whole range of human experience: joy and sadness, pleasure and pain, Ryokan celebrates nature and the natural life, love and loneliness.

Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan #ad - . This collection of translations reflects the full spectrum of Ryokan's spiritual and poetic vision, including Japanese haiku, longer folk songs, and Chinese-style verse. Used book in Good Condition. Fifteen ink paintings by koshi no Sengai 1895–1958 complement these translations and beautifully depict the spirit of this famous poet.

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Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen

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HarperOne #ad - Here is a mother and father lending a hand, but letting you find your own way. Here is teaching which encourages you to touch and know your true heart and to express yourself fully, teaching which is not teaching from outside, but a voice arising in your own being. Here is guidance which empowers your freedom or way–seeking mind, rather than pinning you down to directions and techniques.

Practising the true spirit of Zen. Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. Here is support and nourishment. Suzuki knew he was dying at the time of the lectures, which gives his thoughts an urgency and focus even sharper than in the earlier book. In not always so suzuki once again voices Zen in everyday language with the vigour, sensitivity, and buoyancy of a true friend.

Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen #ad - Not always so is based on shunryu suzuki's lectures and is framed in his own inimitable, paradoxical style, allusive, rich with unexpected and off–centre insights.

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Great Fool: Zen Master Ryōkan; Poems, Letters, and Other Writings

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University of Hawaii Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Although it lacks chronological order, the Curious Account is invaluable for showing how Ryokan was understood and remembered by his contemporaries. Instead of delivering sermons, he expressed himself through kanshi poems composed in classical Chinese and waka and could typically be found playing with the village children in the course of his daily rounds of begging.

Great fool is the first study in a Western language to offer a comprehensive picture of the legendary poet-monk and his oeuvre. Used book in Good Condition. It includes not only an extensive collection of the master's kanshi, topically arranged to facilitate an appreciation of Ryokan's colorful world, but selections of his waka, essays, and letters.

Great Fool: Zen Master Ryōkan; Poems, Letters, and Other Writings #ad - Despite his religious and artistic sophistication, Ryokan referred to himself as "Great Fool" and refused to place himself within the cultural elite of his age. To further assist the reader, three introductory essays approach Ryokan from the diverse perspectives of his personal history and literary work.

HarperOne. The volume also presents for the first time in English the Ryokan zenji kiwa Curious Accounts of the Zen Master Ryokan, a firsthand source composed by a former student less than sixteen years after Ryokan's death. Taigu ryokan 1759-1831 remains one of the most popular figures in Japanese Buddhist history.

In contrast to the typical zen master of his time, who presided over a large monastery, and produced recondite religious treatises, trained students, Ryokan followed a life of mendicancy in the countryside.

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Moon In a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen

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North Point Press #ad - Eihei dogen 1200-1253, among the first to transmit zen buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters. Kazuaki tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts.

There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before. Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, life, death, existence, the self, and what is beyond self.

Moon In a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen #ad - . Moon in a dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

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Shambhala #ad - Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. Used book in Good Condition. The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, " he said, "even spirituality. His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all play on ourselves, and to offer us a far brighter reality: the true and joyous liberation that inevitably involves letting go of the self rather than working to improve it.

It is a message that has resonated with students for nearly thirty years, and remains fresh as ever today. Used book in Good Condition. The universal tendency, he shows, by nature, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, essentially empty.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism #ad - In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. Used book in Good Condition. This new edition includes a foreword by Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.

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Ryokan: Zen Monk - Poet of Japan

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Columbia University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Ryokan 1758-1831, a buddhist monk in the Zen sect, was a major figure in Tokugawa poetry. Used book in Good Condition. At the same time they show us how rich a spiritual and intellectual life a man could enjoy in the midst of poverty. Ryokan's unusual personality and outlook are evident in this volume.

Though a zen master, he never headed a temple but chose to live alone in simple huts and to support himself by begging. Eighty-three representative works are presented here. Used book in Good Condition. He also wrote chinese poems kanshi, some doctrinal in nature and many inspired by Han-shan, a Buddhist recluse and Master of Cold Mountain.

Ryokan: Zen Monk - Poet of Japan #ad - Forty-three of these are included in the collection. To enrich the text, the original Japanese poems are provided in romanized form. His japanese poems waka were influenced by the poets of the eighth-century Man'yoshu anthology. Also included are an explanation of the Buddhist practice of begging for food, and an introduction by Burton Watson.

Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. His poems are mainly a record of his daily activities--of chores, meetings with friends, lonely snowbound winters, begging expeditions to town, romps with the village children.

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Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings Shambhala Classics

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Shambhala #ad - There is also a selection of over two hundred fifty of Basho's finest haiku. Used book in Good Condition. This volume includes a masterful translation of this celebrated work along with three other less well-known but important works by Basho: Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue.

Used book in Good Condition. Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Used book in Good Condition. In addition, the translator has provided an introduction detailing Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku. Great product!

Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings Shambhala Classics #ad - Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. Basho 1644–1694—who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty—is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan.

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The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan

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Shambhala #ad - This groundbreaking new translation presents the full corpus of poetry traditionally associated with Hanshan “Cold Mountain” and sheds light on its origins and authorship like never before. HarperOne. Great product! . Kazuaki tanahashi and peter levitt honor the contemplative Buddhist elements of this classic collection of poems while revealing Hanshan’s famously jubilant humor, deep love of solitude in nature, and overwhelming warmth of heart.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. A fresh translation--and new envisioning--of the most accessible and beloved of all classic Chinese poetry. Welcome to the magical, windswept world of Cold Mountain. These poems from the literary riches of China have long been celebrated by cultures of both East and West—and continue to be revered as among the most inspiring and enduring works of poetry worldwide.

The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In addition, including traditional historical records, this translation features the full Chinese text of the original poems and a wealth of fascinating supplements, an in-depth study of the Cold Mountain poets here presented as three distinct authors, and more.

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Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis 1

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Wisdom Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. Used book in Good Condition. Offering a compelling framework and practical spiritual resources, Loy outlines the Ecosattva Path, a path of liberation and salvation for all beings and the world itself. Loy masterfully lays out the principles and perspectives of Ecodharma—a Buddhist response to our ecological predicament, introducing a new term for a new development of the Buddhist tradition.

David R. This book emphasizes the three aspects of Ecodharma: practicing in the natural world, exploring the ecological implications of Buddhist teachings, and embodying that understanding in the eco-activism that is needed today. Great product! Used book in Good Condition. How can we respond urgently and effectively to the ecological crisis—and stay sane doing it?This landmark work is simultaneously a manifesto, a blueprint, a call to action, and a deep comfort for troubling times.

Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis 1 #ad - Within these pages, you’ll discover the powerful ways Buddhism can inspire us to heal the world we share. Used book in Good Condition.

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