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Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice
Maezumi Roshi told his students not to search for Zen, but rather develop an appreciation for their lives as their greatest teacher. This text is, therefore, not a teaching in the traditional sense, but crystalline offerings of Zen insight to reach beyond the intellect.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 27th 2001 by Shambhala Publications
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I trained with Maezumi Roshi at ZCLA for 22 years, until his untimely death in 1995. I stayed because there was always more to learn. I have a hard time being "objective" about this book. The editors did the best they could working from transcripts of taped talks and editing them for the page. I was probably present for all these talks. Whenever I read in the book it re-activates how I experienced him speaking. But what is on the page feels like it captures about 10-15% of whatever transpired wh ...more