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Description - Mind of Clover by Robert Aitken

The title of this book is Mind of Clover and is written by author Robert Aitken. The book Mind of Clover is published by North Point Press. The ISBN of this book is 9780865471580 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Mind of Clover by Robert Aitken.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780865471580
ISBN-10: 0865471584
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: North Point Press
Publisher: North Point Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1982
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken's introduction to Zen came in a Japanese prison camp during World War II, after he was captured as a civilian in Guam. R. H. Blyth, author of Zen in English Literature, was imprisoned in the same camp, and in this unlikely setting Aitken began the first of several important apprenticeships. After the war Aitken returned often to Japan to study. He became friends with D. T. Suzuki, and studied with Nagakawa Soen Roshi and Yasutani Hakuun Roshi. In 1959 Robert Aitken and his wife, Anne, established a Zen organization, the Diamond Sangha, which has two zos in Hawaii. Aitken was given the title "Roshi" and authorized to teach by Yamada Koun Roshi, his current teacher, in 1974. He continues to teach and study Zen in Hawaii, where he has lived since the age of five.

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