Omori Sogen: The Art of a Oen Master

Omori Sogen: The Art of a Oen Master

by Dogen
     
 

Omori Sogen (1904-1994) is considered the greastest Oen master. His background as an expert in kendo (the Way of the Sword) and shodo (the Way of the the Brush) and as a political activist, scholar and university president made him unique among Oen maters.
The story of Omori's life details his years of training and explores the three "Ways" in which he… See more details below

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Omori Sogen (1904-1994) is considered the greastest Oen master. His background as an expert in kendo (the Way of the Sword) and shodo (the Way of the the Brush) and as a political activist, scholar and university president made him unique among Oen maters.
The story of Omori's life details his years of training and explores the three "Ways" in which he was trained: martial arts, Oen, and calligraphy. The book also explores the fundamental aspect of Oen martial arts and offers solutions for some of the problems encountered in Oen training. Omori Sogen was the author of the influentialIntroduction to Oen Training, published by Kegan Paul international. This biography is a much needed English-language appraisal of a figure who has been too long invisible to the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780710305886
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. IThe Life of Omori Sogen
Ch. 1Shugyo: 1904-19343
Ch. 2Renma: 1934-194539
Ch. 3Gogo no Shugyo: 1945-199455
Pt. IIThe Three Ways
Ch. 4Zen and Budo101
Ch. 5Practical Zen115
Ch. 6Teisho: The World of the Absolute Present139
Ch. 7Zen and the Fine Arts153
Appendices
Books by Omori Sogen164
Endnotes166
Index171

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