EAN-139780985565114   EAN-13 barcode 9780985565114
Product NameKakurenbo: Or The Whereabouts Of Zen Priest Ryokan
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:8.9 inches / Length:0.55 inches / Weight:0.8 pounds / Width:5.91 inches
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Width0.61 inches    (convert)
Height9 inches    (convert)
Length6 inches    (convert)
Weight12.8 ounces    (convert)
AuthorEido Frances Carney
Page Count268
Long DescriptionAn exploration of the life of the Zen priest-poet Ryokan is interwoven with memoir of the author as she observes Ryokan’s life during her own training as a Zen priest in Japan and encounters Ryokan in contemporary life as a model for learning and renewal. Ryokan loved the game Hide-and-go-Seek, Kakurenbo in Japanese, and this provides a metaphor as the author seeks to uncover the mysterious pathway of the hermit priest who seems to defy description. Ryokan had no plan to promote himself in any way or to encourage popularized stories about his life. He simply continued to live, not as a unique figure, but as someone authentic to his vow, living the Dharma somewhat hidden away as a hermit priest, as he climbed up and down the slope of his mountain refuge bearing the cold in winter and enduring the mosquitos in summer. Yet nearly 200 years after his death, Ryokan is known globally and we hold him in high esteem. Our wish to know him might suggest our hunger in these difficult times to touch a rare sainted life that is unabashedly simple. Perhaps we long to live fully in the courageous way that Ryokan did, to help us withstand with some grace the frictions and challenges that beset us. Translations of Ryokan’s poems by the acclaimed Nobuyuki Yuasa highlight each chapter, and appear throughout the book; they serve to express Ryokan’s teachings in the Dharma and his wisdom as a guide in the 21st Century. The memoir gives a personal glimpse into Zen training today where the author was the only woman and the first foreigner in the history of the 700-year-old temple. This creative medley—biography of Ryokan, author’s memoir, poetry of Ryokan, and teachings in the Dharma—opens us to a new interpretation of Ryokan as a profound teacher, scholar, poet, hermit, and priest. The book includes an appendix with practice to honor Ryokan and to hold him throughout time as a true friend and guide in the Buddha Dharma. The book is for general readership as well as for seasoned meditators.
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