For many, this is the ''first book'' on Zen practice in America. It is a modern Buddhist classic, a comprehensive, exciting overview of the history and discipline of Zen filled with formal discourses, whimsical anecdotes, and letters. It includes priceless introductory lectures by Yasutani Roshi, as well as rare transcriptions of actual face-to-face interviews conducted by Yasutani Roshi with his students. The 35th anniversary edition has been updated and revised, including new photographs and a new afterword.
426 pp., pb.