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Wind Bell

Teachings from the San Francisco Zen Center - 1968-2001

Michael Wenger (Editor)


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In the 1960s, the San Francisco Zen Center established itself as a focal point for the study and practice of Zen Buddhism. Lectures and talks given at the center and compiled for this collection cover such topics as applying Zen to family life ('Karma, Dharma, and Diapers'), to other disciplines ('Facing the Darkness in Buddhism and Psychotherapy'), and to artistic creation ('Creation in an Instant').

Praise For Wind Bell: Teachings from the San Francisco Zen Center - 1968-2001

"Michael Wenger’s anthology covers the smell and taste of life at the San Francisco Zen Center. The selections from famous teachers and ordinary students touch on almost every aspect of Zen life and practice."
—Robert Bella, coauthor of The Good Society

"This book presents the varied Zen Center communities viscerally and clearly. Suzuki Roshi’s wonderful lectures, the talks by his disciples, the growing and shared understanding of practice and the honest effort and the high-standards of this seminal Sangha are clearly revealed. Wind Bell is a vital record of what making American Zen is."
—Peter Coyote, author of Sleeping Where I Fall: A Chronicle

North Atlantic Books, 9781556433818, 344pp.

Publication Date: December 5, 2001