Opening the Hand of Thought: Approach to Zen (Arkana)

by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

Other authorsTom Wright (Translator), Cary Jisho Warner (Editor), Shohaku Okumur (Translator)
Paperback, 1993



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Penguin Books (1993), 256 pages


Wise, clear and searching, Opening the Hand of Thought brings together the writings of an iconoclastic Japanese Zen master. Kosho Uchiyama takes a more rational approach to transcendence, to the discovery of the unlimited depth of reality, and understands the self beyond our usual notions of who we are--the self thatwholeheartedly lives out the truth of life. He attempts to answer the essential question: how do we bring Zen practice and our everyday modern lives together into a fresh expression of our life force? His book is a challenge to the individual, an exploration of the relationship each of us has to ourself and the world, and a spiritual journey infused with the wise humor of a respected and revered teacher.


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256 p.; 5 inches


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