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In this classic work of spiritual guidance, the founder of the Rochester Zen Center presents a comprehensive overview of Zen Buddhism.

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In this classic work of spiritual guidance, the founder of the Rochester Zen Center presents a comprehensive overview of Zen Buddhism. Exploring the three pillars of Zen—teaching, practice, and enlightenment—Roshi Philip Kapleau, the man who founded one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States, presents a personal account of his own experiences as a student and teacher, and in so doing gives listeners invaluable advice on how to develop their own practices. Revised and updated, this edition features a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who succeeded Kapleau as spiritual director of the Rochester Zen Center. A moving, eye-opening work, The Three Pillars of Zen is the definitive introduction to the history and discipline of Zen.

"For anyone seriously interested in Zen—this book will be invaluable." ---The Times Literary Supplement

"The Three Pillars of Zen is still, in my opinion, the best book in English that has been written on Zen Buddhism." ---Huston Smith, author of The Worlds' Religions

"The Three Pillars of Zen heralded the end of armchair Buddhism. With this practical guide to Zen meditation, Roshi Kapleau ushered in the first wave of American zazen practitioners. It was extraordinarily inspiring. It still is." ---Helen Tworkov, founding editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

The Three Pillars of Zen

Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment

Author Roshi Philip Kapleau

Narrated by Sean Runnette

Publication date Aug 15, 2017

Running time 14 hrs 29 min

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