The Zen Way to Martial Arts: A Japanese Master Reveals the Secrets of the Samurai by Deshimaru, Taisen

The Zen Way to Martial Arts: A Japanese Master Reveals the Secrets of the Samurai

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At last: a book on the martial arts from a true Zen master. Taisen Deshimaru was born in Japan of an old samurai family, and he recieved from the Great Master Kodo Sawaki the Transmission of Mind to Mind when Sawaki died. In 1967, Deshimaru-Roshi went to France and taught as a missionary general of the Sato Zen School until his death in 1982. In Europe he learned how to make Oriental concepts understandable to the Western mind. One of the results of that experience was this book: a series of lessons, question-and-answer sessions, and koans (riddles or anecdotes that point out general principles) that provide practical wisdom for all students of the martial arts--kendo, aikido, iai-do, jodo, or archery--as well as for the general reader interested in Zen.

Author: Taisen Deshimaru
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 09/15/1992
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.24lbs
Size: 8.34h x 5.70w x 0.35d
ISBN13: 9780140193442
ISBN10: 0140193448
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Martial Arts | General
- Philosophy | Zen
- Self-Help | Meditations

About the Author
George Leonard has introduced LET to more than 50,000 people in the United States and abroad. He is the author of a number of books on human possibilities and social change, including Mastery (Plume 1992), and lives in San Francisco, California.