Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

Close
You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.
Close

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

The Three Pillars Of Zen Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment Kapleau, Roshi P. Published by Anchor Books, Garden City NY (1980)

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Favorite

Description

THE THREE PILLARS OF ZEN Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment
by Kapleau, Roshi P.
Published by Anchor Books, Garden City NY (1980)
ISBN 10: 0385147864 ISBN 13: 9780385147866
Paperback 400 pages Measures 8x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 4 ounces

Condition: Good.
Large book has bumped spine/top - aesthetic only and still fully functional.
Cover is sunned lightly but will still display nicely.
Text is crisp and bright Many pages are highlighted yellow, thus the price.
An excellent reading copy, yellowing will not distract from reading enjoyment.

EDITOR'S PREFACE /
Briefly stated, Zen is a religious practice with a unique method
of body-mind training whose aim is awakening, that is, Self-realiza­
tion. In this volume I have tried to convey the religious character
and spirit of Zen—yes, its rituals and devotions, its appeal to the
heart no less than to the mind—for as a Buddhist Way of liberation
Zen is most assuredly a religion. Grounded in the highest teachings
of the Buddha, it was brought from India to China, where the
methods and practices which are characteristically Zen's were
evolved, and then through the centuries further elaborated in Ja­
pan, Korea, and Vietnam. Zen Buddhism is thus the consummation
of the spiritual experiences of a number of Asian civilizations. In
Japan today this tradition is still very much alive; in Zen temples,
monasteries, and private homes men and women from every walk
of life can be found actively engaged in zazen, the principal disci­
pline of Zen.
At its profoundest level Zen, like every other great religion, tran­
scends its own teachings and practices, yet at the same time there
is no Zen apart from these practices. Attempts in the West to isolate
Zen in a vacuum of the intellect, cut off from the very disciplines
which are its raison d'Stre, have nourished in places a pseudo-Zen
that is little more than a mind-tickling diversion.
The best way to correct this distortion, it seemed to me, was
to compile a book setting forth the authentic doctrines and practices
of Zen from the mouths of the masters themselves—for who knows
these methods better than they?—as well as to show them come
alive in the minds and bodies of men and women of today. This
I have done chiefly through a contemporary Soto master, Yasutani-
roshi; a fourteenth-century Rinzai master, Bassui-zenji; and the
THE THREE PILLARS OF ZEN Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment
by Kapleau, Roshi P.
Published by Anchor Books, Garden City NY (1980)
ISBN 10: 0385147864 ISBN 13: 9780385147866
Paperback 400 pages Measures 8x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 4 ounces

Condition: Good.
Large book has bumped spine/top - aesthetic only and still fully functional.
Cover is sunned lightly but will still display nicely.
Text is crisp and bright Many pages are highlighted yellow, thus the price.
An excellent reading copy, yellowing will not distract from reading enjoyment.

EDITOR'S PREFACE /
Briefly stated, Zen is a religious practice with a unique method
of body-mind training whose aim is awakening, that is, Self-realiza­
tion. In this volume I have tried to convey the religious character
and spirit of Zen—yes, its rituals and devotions, its appeal to the
heart no less than to the mind—for as a Buddhist Way of liberation
Zen is most assuredly a religion. Grounded in the highest teachings
of the Buddha, it was brought from India to China, where the
methods and practices which are characteristically Zen's were
evolved, and then through the centuries further elaborated in Ja­
pan, Korea, and Vietnam. Zen Buddhism is thus the consummation
of the spiritual experiences of a number of Asian civilizations. In
Japan today this tradition is still very much alive; in Zen temples,
monasteries, and private homes men and women from every walk
of life can be found actively engaged in zazen, the principal disci­
pline of Zen.
At its profoundest level Zen, like every other great religion, tran­
scends its own teachings and practices, yet at the same time there
is no Zen apart from these practices. Attempts in the West to isolate
Zen in a vacuum of the intellect, cut off from the very disciplines
which are its raison d'Stre, have nourished in places a pseudo-Zen
that is little more than a mind-tickling diversion.
The best way to correct this distortion, it seemed to me, was
to compile a book setting forth the authentic doctrines and practices
of Zen from the mouths of the masters themselves—for who knows
these methods better than they?—as well as to show them come
alive in the minds and bodies of men and women of today. This
I have done chiefly through a contemporary Soto master, Yasutani-
roshi; a fourteenth-century Rinzai master, Bassui-zenji; and the

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(197)

Payments

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
Direct Pay, PayPal.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns allowed as long as item is unused and in the exact condition as described on listing. Buyer pays return shipping and must ship using the origination method or better. Please ask questions before you purchase!

Customer service is very important to me. I will help you in every step of the way if your item is delayed by post, or if you have questions about the item after you've received it.

Buyer is responsible for providing the correct shipping address, please ensure your shipping address is accurate at time of order.

Shipping policies

I ship DAILY, Monday through Friday (orders placed by 7am PST go out same day)

Etsy Calculated shipping is used in all my listings, this has proven to be very accurate and easily allows for multiple purchases - any overage in shipping is refunded.

I have over 10 years experience in online selling! I pride myself in careful packaging and fast service.

Tracking information for your shipment is automatically uploaded at time of shipment.

Customs fees and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

The Three Pillars Of Zen Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment Kapleau, Roshi P. Published by Anchor Books, Garden City NY (1980)

Ask a question
$8.00
Don't wait. There's only 1 of these available.

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Feedback: 197 reviews
  • Favorited by: 12 people
  • Gift wrapping and message available
    Details

Shipping & returns

Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–2 business days.
From United States
Shipping upgrades available in the cart
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

What’s wrong with this listing?

The first thing you should do is contact the seller directly.

If you’ve already done that, your item hasn’t arrived, or it’s not as described, you can report that to Etsy by opening a case.

Report a problem with an order

We take intellectual property concerns very seriously, but many of these problems can be resolved directly by the parties involved. We suggest contacting the seller directly to respectfully share your concerns.

If you’d like to file an allegation of infringement, you’ll need to follow the process described in our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.

Review how we define handmade, vintage and supplies

See a list of prohibited items and materials

Read our mature content policy

The item for sale is…