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brief books spring 1998

Awakening to Zen

The Teachings of Roshi Philip Kapleau

Edited by Polly Young-Eisendrath and Rafe Martin

Scribner: New York, 1997

256 pp., $22 (cloth)

A compilation of never-before-published teachings, given over the course of thirty-two years, from one of the first American Zen Buddhists and the author of The Three Pillars of Zen. Roshi Philip Kapleau’s style is consistently humorous and touching, and bears the stamp of his own teachers Harada Roshi and Yasutani Roshi. This book is a gift from a master to his students at the close of an illustrious career.

The Mandala:

Sacred Circle in Tibetan Buddhism

Martin Brauen

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