An Introduction to Zen Training
Sanzen Nyumon New edition
Introduction to Zen Training by Omori Sogen
Book DescriptionAN INTRODUCTION TO ZEN TRAINING is a translation of Sanzen Nyumon, a key text by one of the foremost Zen teachers of the twentieth century. Written to provide a solid introduction to the physical nature of Zen training, this text discusses breath, pain, posture, drowsiness, state of mind, and physiology, as well as the context in which this training takes on meaning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780804832472
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 10-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Omori Sogen
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This is a translation of a text by one of the foremost Japanese Zen teachers of the 20th century, providing an overall view of the nature of this training. His approach to Zen was very direct and physical, but he was also known for his compassion.
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Author Biography - Omori Sogen
Omori Sogen (1904 1994) began his formal training in Zen, "kenjutsu" (traditional swordsmanship), and calligraphy in his early twenties, and was a widely respected sword teacher and advisor to the Japanese Cabinet. After WWII, he entered the priesthood in the Tenryu-ji Rinzai lineage. For the next forty years he continued to teach swordsmanship, calligraphy, and Zen, while also writing twenty books and serving as a court magistrate, eventually becoming President of Hanazono Daigaku, the principle Rinzai university in Japan. He established the International Zen Dojo in Hawaii and founded Daihonzan Chozen-ji in Honolulu the first headquarters temple in Rinzai Zen established under canon law outside Japan. "Sanzen Nyumon" was translated from the Japanese by Hosogawa Dogen Roshi--Abbot of Daihonzan Chozen-ji and a dharma successor of Omori Sogen Rotaishi and Roy Yoshimoto. With an introduction by Trevor Leggett, author of "A First Zen Reader, Zen and the Ways, "and many other books on Zen, Taoism, and Asian philosophy."
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