"Entering the Way is not difficult, But you must not love, or hate, or choose, or reject." It took eight years for Rei Ryu Philippe Coupey to complete his kusen (oral commentary) on the Shinjinmei of Master Sosan. Given during zazen (sitting practice) by a respected teacher, kusen are the genuine, immediate link between teaching and practice in Zen. This collected work vivifies the ancient Zen text for modern students of the Way, and is a valuable resource for all those interested in Eastern thought and religion.
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In the Belly of the Dragon is a critical accompaniment to the Shinjinmei, as it dives into the heart of the text and delivers its message in a clear and approachable way. Recommended reading for any serious Zen student.
Translator for this work: Elaine Konopka
Editor: Richard Collins
Rei Ryu Philippe Coupey is a Zen monk and teacher, and a disciple of Master Taisen Deshimaru, with whom he studied for over 12 years. Coupey has published several books and collections of kusen (oral teachings during Zen practice) since 1994, and is spiritual advisor for dojos throughout France and Germany. Rei Ryu Coupey leads daily practice and annual Zen retreats, and regularly gives lectures and interviews on Zen. He is currently one of the spiritual leaders of the Association Zen Internationale and Sangha Sans Demeure, and currently resides in Paris.
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Book Description American Zen Association, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 202 pages. 8.30x5.40x0.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0972804919