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Title:
Wild ivy : the spiritual autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin
Author:
Hakuin, 1686-1769.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Itsumadegusa. English
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Shambhala, 1999.
Physical Description:
xliv, 177 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
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ISBN:
9781570624353
Format :
Book

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Central Library BQ9399.E597 H3513 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Hakuin Zenji, also known as Hakuin Ekaku (1689-1769), is often referred to as the "father" of the Japanese Zen Rinzai school. His reforms revitalized the school, ensuring its endurance even to our own day. A fiery and dynamic teacher and renowned artist, Hakuin reemphasized the importance of zazen, or sitting meditation, in his teaching. This intimate self-portrait of the Zen master includes reminiscences from his childhood, an account of how he came to practice Zen, and a description of his enlightenment experiences.


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An 18th-century Japanese Zen master considered the father of modern Rinzai Zen, Hakuin is best known as the author of the well-known koan "what is the sound of one hand clapping." His writing stresses, among other things, the central importance of zazen (seated meditation) in Zen practice. This is a representative text from this important figure. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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