Eastern & Western Zen is part of the Eastern Wisdom Collection. Beginning with the mid 50s Zen Boom, Americans became fascinated with the art and poetry of Zen Buddhism. In the 60s, Alan revisited these themes for audiences across the united states and Europe.  

2.3.5 Zen Bones

Once upon a time, there was a Zen student who quoted an old Buddhist poem to his teacher, which says:   The voices of torrents are from one great tongue, the lions of the hills are the pure body of Buddha. Isn't that right? he said to the teacher. It is, said the...

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2.3.4 Uncarved Block

Now what I want to talk to you about this afternoon are some of the aesthetic principles underlying both Chinese and Japanese arts. And there deriving from these Taoistic and Buddhistic philosophies that have inspired them. And to speak about them tell it technically....

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