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Elegant Failure free pdf Zen koans are stories of exchanges between Zen masters and their disciples at the moment of enlightenment or near-enlightenment. These stories have long fascinated Western readers because of their wisdom, humor, and enigmatic quality. Drawing on over 30 years of practice and teaching, Richard Shrobe (himself a recognized Zen Master) has selected 22 cases from The Blue Cliff Record and Wu-men-kuan that he finds deeply meaningful and helpful for meditation practice. In Elegant Failure, he provides a wealth of background information and personal anecdotes for each koan that help to illuminate its meaning without detracting from its paradoxical nature. As Shrobe reminds us, "The main core of Zen teaching is the bare bones of what is there. In a certain sense, embellishing a story takes away from the central teaching: Don't embellish anything, just be with it as it is."

About Richard Shrobe

Richard Shrobe (Zen Master Wu Kwang) is the guiding teacher of the Chogye International Zen Center of New York, and has been teaching in the Kwan Um School of Zen, the largest Zen organisation in America, for over twenty-five years. Shrobe is a certified Gestalt psychotherapist and instructor with a master's degree in social work. He now lives in New York with his family, and has a private practice in psychotherapy. He is the author of Open Mouth Already a Mistake, and Don't-Know Mind: The Spirit of Korean Zen.

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Author : Richard Shrobe
Publisher : Rodmell Press
Data Published : 17 June 2010
ISBN : 1930485255
EAN : 9781930485259
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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