Sodō Yokoyama 1907-1980

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Sodō Yokoyama 1907-1980

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Re: Sodō Yokoyama 1907-1980

Post by jundocohen » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:06 am

A wonderful book by Arthur Braverman on Sodo Yokoyama and several other unique priests in the Kodo Sawaki-Uchiyama line ...

https://books.google.co.jp/books/about/ ... edir_esc=y
Living and Dying in Zazen combines the life stories and teaching of five teachers—Kodo Sawaki, Sodo Yokoyama, Kozan Kato, Motoko Ikebe, and Uchiyama—associated with Antaiji monastery and the story of Bravermen and other Western students coming to grips with Zen, Japanese culture, and themselves. The deification of Zen teachers by their followers has been a problematic issue in American Zen; this book provides a healthy antidote, presenting four men and one woman who have lived and died in Zen within the rich context of their personal lives and their culture, so that we can fully understand what makes a Zen master in Japan.
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Re: Sodō Yokoyama 1907-1980

Post by Nothing » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:48 pm

jundocohen wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:06 am
A wonderful book by Arthur Braverman on Sodo Yokoyama and several other unique priests in the Kodo Sawaki-Uchiyama line ...

https://books.google.co.jp/books/about/ ... edir_esc=y
Living and Dying in Zazen combines the life stories and teaching of five teachers—Kodo Sawaki, Sodo Yokoyama, Kozan Kato, Motoko Ikebe, and Uchiyama—associated with Antaiji monastery and the story of Bravermen and other Western students coming to grips with Zen, Japanese culture, and themselves. The deification of Zen teachers by their followers has been a problematic issue in American Zen; this book provides a healthy antidote, presenting four men and one woman who have lived and died in Zen within the rich context of their personal lives and their culture, so that we can fully understand what makes a Zen master in Japan.
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Have not read that one, but it is on the buying list. His other book "Dharma Brothers",a historical novel about Kodo Sawaki and Tokujo (Kato Kozan) is a great read, very inspirational.
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