Eight Gates of Zen by John Daido Loori
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Eight Gates of Zen
By John Daido Loori

The Eight Gates of Zen

A Program of Zen Training

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Eight Gates of Zen by John Daido Loori

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This accessible introduction to the philosophy and practice of Zen Buddhism includes a program of study that encompasses practically every aspect of life. The American Zen teacher John Daido Loori shows us that Zen practice should include not only meditation, the study of Zen literature and liturgy, and moral and ethical action, but should also manifest in work, artistic, and everyday activities. The Eight Gates are: 1. Zazen, a type of meditation described as "sitting Zen" 2. Face-to-face meetings between teacher and student 3. Academic study of the sutras related to Zen training, other schools of Buddhism, Buddhist history, psychology, and philosophy 4. Zen rites and rituals and their meaning 5. The moral and ethical requirements set in the Buddhist Precepts 6. Art practice as an extension of Zen practice 7. Body practice as an extension of Zen practice 8. Work as an active function of zazen Beautifully illustrated with Loori's own photographs, this edition also includes a new introduction and an updated reading list."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570629525
ISBN-10: 1570629528
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 142mm x 21mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Zen Art Book by John Daido Loori Zen Art Book, Paperback (November 2009)

Zen Buddhist art is both an expression of the mind of the artist and a teaching in and of itself. Some of the most famous of all Zen masters, like the great Hakuin Ekaku, used art as a way of teaching. This book presents Zen art for its beauty as well as for the teaching it exhibits.

True Dharma Eye by John Daido Loori True Dharma Eye, Paperback (October 2008)

A collection of three hundred koans, or teaching stories, compiled by Dogen, a key figure in Zen history.

Bringing the Sacred to Life by John Daido Loori Bringing the Sacred to Life, Paperback (March 2008)

Zen practitioners often maintain a home altar, usually with a statue of the Buddha or a bodhisattva. They light incense and candles before it, bow, and chant, both morning and night. This title demystifies the details of the Zen home liturgy.

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Author Biography - John Daido Loori

John Daido Loori (1931 2009) was one of the West's leading Zen masters. He was the founder and spiritual leader of the Mountains and Rivers Order and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery. His work has been most noted for its unique adaptation of traditional Asian Buddhism into an American context, particularly with regard to the arts, the environment, social action, and the use of modern media as a vehicle of spiritual training and social change. Loori was an award-winning photographer and videographer. His art and wildlife photography formed the core of a unique teaching program that integrated art and wilderness training by cultivating a deep appreciation of the relationship of Zen to our natural environment. He was a dharma heir of the influential Japanese Zen master Taizan Maezumi Roshi and he authored many books."

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