Endless Vow: The Zen Path of Soen Nakagawa

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Shambhala, 1996 - Philosophy - 179 pages
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Soen Nakagawa Roshi (1907-1984) was an extraordinary Zen master and a key figure in the transmission of Zen Buddhism from Japan to the Western world. A man of many faces, he was a simple Japanese monk, a world traveler, a spiritualized being of the highest order, a poetic genius, a creator of dynamic calligraphy - and a notoriously eccentric teacher who, for example, was known to conduct "tea ceremonies" using instant coffee and styrofoam cups. Endless Vow is the first English-language collection of the literary works of this remarkable teacher.

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This little book achieves three things very well. First, it is a fine collection of writings and haiku by Soen Nakagawa; next, the writings (along with a fine introduction and epilogue) are arranged ... Read full review

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Alcoholism even nails Buddhist monks. Read full review

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Soen Nakagawa Roshi (1907-1984) was an extraordinary Zen master and a key figure in the transmission of Zen Buddhism from Japan to the Western world. A man of many faces, he was a simple Japanese monk, a world traveler, a spiritually realized being of the highest order, a poetic genius, a creator of dynamic calligraphy--and a notorious eccentric teacher who, for example, was known to conduct "tea ceremonies" using instant coffee and Styrofoam cups.

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