“The Rinzai Zen Way”

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“The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Caodemarte » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:23 pm

Meido’s “The Rinzai Zen Way” just arrived in my mail box (there is even a short blurb by Guo Gu on the back cover). A quick 👀 indicates that it will be very helpful, particularly in the use of the body. Now to read it, practice it, realize it!

Several people have ordered the book Perhaps we can develop any questions here.

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Larry » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:44 pm

Kindle is showing that it's now instantly available. I've yet to click.

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Meido » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:18 pm

Caodemarte wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:23 pm
...(there is even a short blurb by Guo Gu on the back cover).
Yes, GG was kind enough to write a blurb, but actually it was also through him that I made my initial connection with Shambhala. So he's partly to blame for it all :)

Hope you guys enjoy the book. Happy to respond to any questions here.

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The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice
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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by KeithA » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:27 pm

Just dropped it in my kindle. :)

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by WoodsyLadyM » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:33 pm

I finally got my copy. :109: :109: :109:

Thanks so much, Meido. Appreciate you're being around to answer questions. :hatsoff:

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by jundocohen » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:53 pm

Lovely. I look forward to it.

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Nothing » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:11 am

Caodemarte wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Meido’s “The Rinzai Zen Way” just arrived in my mail box (there is even a short blurb by Guo Gu on the back cover). A quick 👀 indicates that it will be very helpful, particularly in the use of the body. Now to read it, practice it, realize it!

Several people have ordered the book Perhaps we can develop any questions here.
Mine has shipped yesterday so it will take at least 15 days to arrive. So until then I am not going to check out this thread in order to avoid spoilers :D

I am also very interested about the use of the body.


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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Caodemarte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:46 pm

Nothing wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:11 am
....
Mine has shipped yesterday so it will take at least 15 days to arrive. So until then I am not going to check out this thread in order to avoid spoilers :D

I am also very interested about the use of the body.


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In the last chapter it is revealed that butler did it. That’s the only spoiler I can imagine! ;)

One of the tricky things about Buddhism is that there are many good tips, but in the end there are no secrets. It’s right in front of our faces and under our feet. Or so I have heard while running around looking elsewhere!

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Nothing » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:39 am

Caodemarte wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:46 pm
In the last chapter it is revealed that butler did it. That’s the only spoiler I can imagine! ;)
:)
One of the tricky things about Buddhism is that there are many good tips, but in the end there are no secrets. It’s right in front of our faces and under our feet. Or so I have heard while running around looking elsewhere!
Yes, well said Cao, but more often that not we miss or fail to see what is under our faces and in front of our feet, so good tips from time are more than welcome at least for me. :112:

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Caodemarte » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:21 pm

Nothing wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:39 am
...more often that not we miss or fail to see what is under our faces and in front of our feet, so good tips from time are more than welcome at least for me. :112:

Gassho

Victor
True for me! I am deeply grateful. I hope my casual speech did not obscure that.

Gassho.

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Nothing » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:31 pm

Caodemarte wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:21 pm

I hope my casual speech did not obscure that.

Gassho.
Not at all :namaste:

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by fuki » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:52 pm

Just fished Meido's book out of the mail! :D
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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Nothing » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:17 pm

fuki wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Just fished Meido's book out of the mail! :D
Mine has not arrived yet. It is scheduled for 1st or 2nd of May. But most usually arrive earlier than the schedule. :)

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by boda » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:48 pm

Just ordered a copy.

5 star rating at Amazon so far. Not too shabby. :)

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Wayfarer » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:10 pm

My copy is in transit. I flirted with the idea of buying the Kindle copy, but this is a book I want in hard-copy.
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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by fuki » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 am

Nothing wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:17 pm

Mine has not arrived yet. It is scheduled for 1st or 2nd of May. But most usually arrive earlier than the schedule. :)
I'll start the book in about 1-2 weeks approx since I'm re-reading another one. Very slow reader here, about 1 page per day, cant help it, whenever I read a few lines I immediately get "absorbed" into "no-words" guess thats the sign of a good book, that it becomes impossible too collect any of it ;)

sri niz's books are the worst, that literally takes years to finish :lol:
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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Nothing » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:42 pm

fuki wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 am
sri niz's books are the worst, that literally takes years to finish :lol:
Still have not finished any of his books :mrgreen:

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by fuki » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:23 pm

Nothing wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:42 pm

Still have not finished any of his books :mrgreen:
Most ppl only heared of the basic instructions (I am that) but the other books, especially the last one shouldn't be read by "unstable" ppl or those suffering from existential issues, in danger of being indifferent to the world and their relationships/loved ones etc. It could be too destructive medicine for many if you get my drift, I actually only discuss it with zen folks ironically :lol:

sorry off topic.
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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by narhwal90 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:36 pm

Just ordered mine. Heaven knows when i'll get to reading it lol... still grappling with zhiyi

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Re: “The Rinzai Zen Way”

Post by Nothing » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:44 am

fuki wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Most ppl only heared of the basic instructions (I am that) but the other books, especially the last one shouldn't be read by "unstable" ppl or those suffering from existential issues, in danger of being indifferent to the world and their relationships/loved ones etc. It could be too destructive medicine for many if you get my drift, I actually only discuss it with zen folks ironically :lol:
sorry off topic.
:D Yes Fuki, I catch you drift and there are also zen books that can have that effect.

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