- ペーパーバック: 190ページ
- 出版社: Weatherhill; illustrated版 (2001/10/1)
- 言語 英語, 英語, 英語
- ISBN-10: 0834804948
- ISBN-13: 978-0834804944
- 発売日： 2001/10/1
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 24.3 x 15.1 x 1.5 cm
- Amazon ベストセラー商品ランキング: 洋書 - 394,599位 (洋書のベストセラーを見る)
The author is also an unusual figure among American Zen priests as her clerical career, starting when she was 48 and spanning the last 23 years, has been almost completely within Japan, including training in Japanese training temples under Japanese teachers, and work as a Zen teacher and as an assistant priest at an active Zen temple in Tokyo involved in the more mundane, "day-to-day" duties of a Zen priest in Japan. Thus, she is in a unique position to compare Zen as it has been practiced traditionally in Japan and as it has developed in the West. Further, the author has a "set the record straight" style that allows her to comment on many aspects of Zen as it has come to be practiced in the West that are usually ignored or "papered over" by other writers because they are rather controversial within the Zen community.
This book is a necessary addition to the shelf of anyone with a serious interest in Zen, and is also important to the beginner who is thinking about delving more deeply into the Zen world.