Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright in the middle of investigations. Zen Questions begins by exploring qThe World of Zazen, q--the foundational practice of the Zen school--presenting it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers us an entryway into true repose and joy. From there, Leighton draws deeply on his own experience as a Zen scholar and teacher to invite us into the creativity of Zen awareness and practice. He explores the poetic mind of Dogen with the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and even qthe American Dharma Bardq Bob Dylan. What's more, Leighton uncovers surprising resonances between the writings of America's Founding Fathers--including Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin--and the liberating ideals at the heart of Zen.Shohaku Okumura and I translated Dogena#39;s writing about standards for the Zen community, and many American Zen students ... How do we express Zen guidelines and heart in response to the great many (IIITICLIIa#39;EIGS of the world, and in theanbsp;...
|Author||:||Taigen Dan Leighton|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2011-11-22|