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What happens when a young Zen monk makes a terrible mistake at a public ceremony? What sort of reception does a well-known abbot get today when he visits his old teacher? The answers to these questions can be found in this fascinating translation of Japanese Zen texts by Trevor Leggett. From historical incidents to classic Zen commentaries, this is an account of actual Zen life - the life of traditional temple training - and a valuable guide to the meaning of Zen in Japan. ...
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Overview

What happens when a young Zen monk makes a terrible mistake at a public ceremony? What sort of reception does a well-known abbot get today when he visits his old teacher? The answers to these questions can be found in this fascinating translation of Japanese Zen texts by Trevor Leggett. From historical incidents to classic Zen commentaries, this is an account of actual Zen life - the life of traditional temple training - and a valuable guide to the meaning of Zen in Japan.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804820219
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/15/1995
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Trevor Leggett is also the author of Three Ages of Zen, Encounters in Yoga and Zen, Lotus Lake Dragon Pool, A First Zen Reader, and Zen and the Ways. The Tiger's Cave was previously published as A Second Zen Reader.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 On the Heart Sutra by Abbot Obora of the Soto Zen Sect (Contemporary)
Pt. 2 Yasenkanna an Autobiographical Narrative by Zen Master Hakuin (Eighteenth Century)
Pt. 3 The Tiger's Cave and Other Pieces
Pt. 4 Zen by Rosen Takashina, Primate of the Soto Zen Sect
Pt. 5 From a Commentary on Rinzai-roku
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