The Gateless Gate of Zen Mini Edition

The Gateless Gate of Zen Mini Edition

by Wes Burgess MD PhD
     
 

The Gateless Gate of Zen Mini Edition is a traditional collection of stories and essays, called koans, that were used by the ancient priests to teach Zen to their students. It contains the complete comments and verses of the original Chinese Zen masters from the 1228 edition, now in modern language. The Gateless Gate deepens Zen understanding and helps bring the…  See more details below

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The Gateless Gate of Zen Mini Edition is a traditional collection of stories and essays, called koans, that were used by the ancient priests to teach Zen to their students. It contains the complete comments and verses of the original Chinese Zen masters from the 1228 edition, now in modern language. The Gateless Gate deepens Zen understanding and helps bring the experience of Zen inspiration and clarity into your daily life. Its recurring theme is the attainment of satori, a mental awakening and state of clarity equivalent to epiphany, Tao, prajna, and spiritual enlightenment.
If you are interested in the rich heritage of Zen, Eastern philosophy, comparative religion, spiritual growth, meditation, Chinese history, and Oriental culture, you will reap the wealth contained in The Gateless Gate of Zen. This is an exciting journey of understanding and enlightenment. Let's begin it together, now!
The Mini Edition is a small, pocket-sized version of the original The Gateless Gate of Zen. It is perfect to take with you so that you can enjoy Zen wisdom anywhere.
And if the Mini Edition peaks your interest, read the full edition of The Gateless Gate of Zen. In addition to the contents of the Mini Edition, it also contains guidelines to understanding the koans, a psychological explanation of spiritual enlightenment, and instructions for Zen meditation. It reveals the personalities of the famous Zen masters through their own words and teachings, explaining basic Buddhist ideology and Chinese history essential for understanding the koans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478373070
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)

Meet the Author

Wes Burgess, M.D., Ph.D. trained at Stanford University and taught at Stanford University, UCLA, and the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tse, Calm Your Mind, Be Enlightened! A Guidebook to the Tao Te Ching & Taoist Meditation, and numerous books on modern mental health. He won the Purdue Literary Award, the Mead Johnson Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Southern California Psychiatric Association Award for his publications, and he has appeared on National Public Radio, television, and in films.

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