Japanese Folk Zen Sayings (Haiku, Dodoitsu, and Waka)
Publisher: North Point Press
One of the vital aspects of traditional Rinzai Zen koan study in Japan is jakugo, or capping-phrase exercises. When Zen students have attained sufficient mastery of meditation or concentration, they are given a koan (such as the familiar “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”) to study. When the student provides a satisfactory response to the koan, he advances to the jakugo exercise–he must select a “capping phrase,” usually a passage from a poem among the thousands in a special anthology, the only book allowed in the monastery. One such anthology, written entirely in Chinese, was translated by noted Zen priest and scholar Soiku Shigematsu as A Zen Forest: Sayings of the Masters. Equally important is a Japanese collection, the Zenrin Segoshu, which Mr. Shigematsu now translates from the Japanese, including nearly eight hundred poems in sparkling English versions that retain the Zen implications of the verse.
A guidebook for visitors and volunteers at The Zen Forest, the Zen Buddhist retreat near Actinolite, or Tweed, in the country north of Belleville, halfway between Toronto and Ottawa. A glossary plus information on meditation, Zen, and the retreat.
A Guidebook for Visitors and Volunteers with a Recipe for Zen Forest Pancakes
Author: Martin Avery
The Zen Forest: A Guidebook For Visitors And Volunteers With Meditation Instructions And The Recipe For Zen Forest Pancakes is the first book about The Zen Forest. It is meant for volunteers and other visitors to the Zen Forest. It also makes a good souvenir for visitors to the Zen Forest.
One man's journey across the heartland of Canada, from Georgian Bay to the Zen Forest, in search of healing. He travels through Muskoka and the Kawarthas, interviews a Zen Master and a New Age guru, gets the Oneness Blessing, and finds a short-cut to enlightenment.
This novel is about one man's journey into the heart of his country and his own soul. Like the movie "Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, And Spring Again," it's like indulging in a monastic retreat in itself, exquisitely calm and beautifully restorative, and pointedly observant about human nature and the circles of life. It's a novel about Zen, meditation, qi gong, koans, haiku, and the actinolite cure for a broken heart. It's about a monk who says, "Zen is not in books!"
Winner of the Port Perry Poetry Marathon, Most Prolific Poet. 101 poems by Martin Avery from the Poetry Marathon. Zen, humour, ghosts, dead poets, Brautigan, haiku, free verse, Lake Scugog, a day in the life of a poet, 24 hours at a poetry marathon.
A short-cut to enlightenment by a Zen master. Thay Thich Thong Tri of the Zen Forest, Canada, describes three short steps for 'waking up'. "A short book but a big book," Thay says, "and the only book you have to read."
This book is designed to go with the Zen Power Hour workshops which combine Zen meditation, Zen massage like Reiki self-healing massage, Zen energy exercises like qigong, and Zen writing like freefall, plus reclining, sleeping, and walking meditation.
Presents a collection of essays, which argue that Zen Buddism actually has a rich and varied literary heritage. Among the significant texts are hagiographic accounts and recorded sayings of individual Zen masters, koan collections and commentaries and rules for monastic life.