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Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice
Here is the first major collection of the teachings of Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995), one of the first Japanese Zen masters to bring Zen to the West and founding abbot of the Zen Center of Los Angeles and Zen Mountain Center in Idyllwild, California. These short, inspiring readings illuminate Zen practice in simple, eloquent language. Topics include zazen and Zen koans, ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 11th 2002 by Shambhala
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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