Opening the Hand of Thought

Opening the Hand of Thought

Approach to Zen

Book - 1993
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Arkana, 1993
ISBN: 0140194592
Branch Call Number: 294.34 UCH
Characteristics: xix, 233 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Warner, Jishō Cary


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Dec 30, 2015

Opening the Hand of Thought is one of the best books on Zen that I have read, and I've read quite a few. Okumura gives a very good description of meditation and how to apply what you learn in sitting meditation to you're every day life. I have read this book twice and will read it again.


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