No Beginning, No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen

No Beginning, No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen

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No Beginning, No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen by Jakusho Kwong

In No Beginning, No End, Zen master Jakusho Kwong-roshi shows us how to treasure the ordinary activities of our daily lives through an understanding of simple Buddhist practices and ideas. The author’s spontaneous, poetic, and pragmatic teachings—so reminiscent of his spiritual predecessor Shunryu Suzuki (Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind)—transport us on an exciting journey into the very heart of Zen and its meaningful traditions. Because Kwong-roshi can transmit the most intimate thing in the most accessible way, we learn how to ignite our own vitality, wisdom, and compassion and awaken a feeling of intimacy with the world. It is like having a conversation with our deepest and wisest self.

Jakusho Kwong-roshi was originally inspired to study Zen because of zenga, the ancient art of Zen calligraphy. Throughout this book he combines examples of his own unique style of calligraphy, with less-known stories from the Zen tradition, personal anecdotes—including moving and humorous stories of his training with Suzuki-roshi—and his own lucid and inspiring teachings. All of this comes together to create an intimate expression of the enlightening world of Zen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590308110
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 06/08/2010
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 421,492
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jakusho Kwong is a successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. He has been teaching Zen in the United States and Europe for more than thirty years. He is the founder and abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center outside of Santa Rosa, California. In the spring of 2009, he was appointed as a Kokusaifukyoshi (international Zen teacher) of North America by the Soto School of Japan.

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