Zen Philosophy, Zen Practice
ZEN PHILOSOPHY, ZEN PRACTICE presents the two dynamic aspects of Zen - its philosophy and its way of life. Providing a sound foundation for understanding. Dr Thien-An traces the history of Zen within the general context of Buddhist thought, then focuses on the essential union of theory and practice, sitting and action, wisdom and compassion.
For the beginning student, ZEN PHILOSOPHY, ZEN PRACTICE offers a concise and thorough grounding Zen theory and technique. For the advanced student, its simplicity and clarity of style removes the mystery surrounding many interpretations of Zen and deepens understanding of how to apply Zen practice in daily life. Each of the fourteen chapters fully describes a specific meditation practice, ranging from relatively simple to more complex techniques, as taught by the various traditions of Zen Buddhism.
Dr Tich Thien An D.Lit. Waseda University, author of Buddhism and Zen in Vietnam, was one of Vietnam's most influential modern scholars and religious leaders. He taught philosophy and Buddhism at the Universities of Hue and Saigon and co-founded Van-Hanh Buddhist University in Vietnam. In Los Angeles he founded the International Buddhist Meditation Center and the College of Oriental Studies, serving as abbot, president and teacher. In 1974 he was named Archbishop of Vietnamese Buddhists in America and ably fulfilled his extended responsibilities until his death in 1980.
The Buddha and the Origins of Zen
Bodhidharma: The Patriarch from the West
The Working Meditation of Hui-Neng
Three Essentials of Zen Practice
Karma Theory and Zen Buddhism
The Way of Action
Self-Reflection in Zen Buddhism
Three Goals of Zen
Every Day is a Good Day
Self-Power and Other-Power
One's Self and Others
Words and Actions
Appendix A: The Matter of Soul in Buddhism
Appendix B: The Song of Zazen