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The Undying Lamp of Zen: The Testament of Zen Master Torei

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The Undying Lamp of Zen is a pure and powerful distillation of Zen doctrine and practice written by Torei Enji (1721–1792), a Zen master and artist. Torei was best known as one of two “genius assistants” to Hakuin Ekaku, a towering figure in Zen Buddhism who revitalized the Rinzai school, which focuses on koan practice. Torei was responsible for much of the advanced work o

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Published June 17th 2011 by Shambhala Publications, Inc. (first published September 14th 2010)
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Other than a part in the first chapter where he exhaustively goes through the entire lineage from Buddha onwards, which gets tedious, this is a short but excellent explanation of many aspects of Zen practice, as well as a fervent plea to pass down the teaching. Wouldn't recommend as an intro to Zen, but great if you've practiced for a bit or read a few other selections first.
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