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One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories #2020

One Bird One Stone Contemporary Zen Stories Drawn from the archives of major Zen centers in America and interviews with some of the most seminal figures of American Zen including Philip Kapleau Bernie Glassman Gary Snyder and Walter Nowick

  • Title: One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories
  • Author: Sean Murphy Introduction by Natalie Goldberg
  • ISBN: 9781571746979
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories By Sean Murphy Introduction by Natalie Goldberg, Drawn from the archives of major Zen centers in America and interviews with some of the most seminal figures of American Zen, including Philip Kapleau, Bernie Glassman, Gary Snyder, and Walter Nowick, One Bird, One Stone presents the notable encounters between teachers and students, the moments of insight and wisdom, the quotable quotes, and the humor of Zen as it has flDrawn from the archives of major Zen centers in America and interviews with some of the most seminal figures of American Zen, including Philip Kapleau, Bernie Glassman, Gary Snyder, and Walter Nowick, One Bird, One Stone presents the notable encounters between teachers and students, the moments of insight and wisdom, the quotable quotes, and the humor of Zen as it has flowered in America over the last one hundred plus years.Murphy, a Zen student and an accomplished writer, conducted numerous personal interviews and distilled over one hundred pithy stories He covers Zen masters Suzuki, Maezumi, Seung Sahn, Robert Aitken, and Philip Kapleau along with earnest students Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, and Philip Whalen and others.

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    1 thought on “One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories

    1. I received this book from GoodReads as a GoodReads First Read I approached this book without any former knowledge of the Zen religion, culture, notable personalities, or basic vocabulary I thought the concept of modernizing Zen practice and approaching it from a Western American perspective seemed like a very interesting idea, and perhaps a good way to introduce myself to the topic I can away from the book with mixed feelings There were elements that I liked a great deal Contextualizing Zen into [...]

    2. In OBOS, Sean Murphy offers a rare and important collection of Zen stories compiled through his extensive travels and meetings with contemporary Zen teachers A practitioner himself, Murphy selects stories that range from the poignant to the humorous and, oft times, in classic Zen tradition, the downright confounding Just when we think we have it, the next story proves that it can all slip away into confusion The author s neatly structured introduction to each story welcomes us on the journey wit [...]

    3. A good history of Zen in AmericaAt least good enough that I was able to recognize Robert Aitken s name in obituaries lately One Bird, One Stone was the perfect vehicle to teach a neophyte like me about Zen in America though all of the stories weren t equally fascinating, there were enough nice ones to keep me interested If it wasn t for the awful ABRIDGED audiobook version that I listened to which probably cut out not only half of the stories but the author s narrative as well I only realized th [...]

    4. Sean Murphey s life long dedication to Zen philosophy and practice shines clearly though this exquisite compilation of suscinct American Zen stories Liberating enlightenment seekers from less accessible koans and esoteric anecdotes from the Far East s distant past, Murphy will doubtlessly come to be known as one of the Founding Fathers of modern Zen for our here and now tumultuous, plugged in, off times overwhelming world Like a good poem one doesn t just read this book so much as experience it [...]

    5. I was quite happy to win this book through , but was initially very disappointed as I was reading.It would be better titled History of Zen in America I would probably not recommend it as the first Zen book you read I knew little to nothing about Zen before reading this book and felt that I would ve gotten out of it if I had background knowledge.Towards the end of the book, I finally let go of my unfulfilled expectations and accepted it for what it was Once I did that, I did enjoy it and I am g [...]

    6. One of the few books I believe that just about anyone can benefit from reading Only transgression is that it might be a tad longer than it needs to be and still carry thee same message and meaning If you re looking for a good book that s full of well written and beneficial stories, this could be a good choice for you Plus, now you should read it to see if you agree with me that a part or two didn t really need to be there.

    7. Interesting They were good stories of zen, but were they zen stories For some reason i thought i was going to listen to new versions of time tested koans Instead it was a very well written tumble through the world with that askew viewpoint that makes up the best of all of the practice No koans persay, but thoughts that woke some folk up Well worth reading.

    8. It s an interesting book, but not quite what I expected I expected longer zen stories, but most are quick blurbs sometimes with a few per page The main gist of the book was the bringing of zen to America which is not indicated by the title of the book.I received the book for free through First Reads.

    9. I love this book and have read it numerous times There are wonderful story lines, reflections on Buddhist philosophy.

    10. A fine collection of life teaching stories from American Zen experiences, teaching, and the developing tradition.

    11. Sean Murphy did a wonderful job sharing the history of Zen in America through the teachers and their teachings It was rich in wisdom One I ll pick up again and reread.

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