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Living by Vow free pdf This immensely useful book explores Zen's rich tradition of chanted liturgy and the powerful ways that such chants support meditation, expressing and helping us truly uphold our heartfelt vows to live a life of freedom and compassion. Exploring eight of Zen's most essential and universal liturgical texts, "Living by Vow" is a handbook to walking the Zen path, and Shohaku Okumura guides us like an old friend, speaking clearly and directly of the personal meaning and implications of these chants, generously using his experiences to illustrate their practical significance. A scholar of Buddhist literature, he masterfully uncovers the subtle, intricate web of culture and history that permeate these great texts. Esoteric or challenging terms take on vivid, personal meaning, and old familiar phrases gain new poetic resonance.

About Shohaku Okumura

Shohaku Okumura is a Soto Zen priest and Dharma successor of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi. He is a graduate of Komazawa University and has practiced in Japan at Antaiji, Zuioji, and the Kyoto Soto Zen Center, and in Massachusetts at the Pioneer Valley Zendo. He is the former director of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center in San Francisco. His previously published books of translation include "Shobogenzo Zuimonki," "Dogen Zen," "Zen Teachings of Homeless Kodo," and "Opening the Hand of Thought." Okumura is also editor of "Dogen Zen and Its Relevance for Our Time" and "SotoZen." He is the founding teacher of the Sanshin Zen Community, based in Bloomington, Indiana, where he lives with his family.

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Author : Shohaku Okumura
Publisher : Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Data Published : 27 June 2012
ISBN : 1614290105
EAN : 9781614290100
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 350 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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