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  • chicanobudista
    Member
    • Mar 2008
    • 864

    Book - Looking for Suggestions

    i am checking "How the Swans Came to the Lake [Paperback" by Rick Fields. I noticed that the last edition was printed in 1992. That's 20 years ago. Any more recent work that covers the same subject?
    paz,
    Erik


    Flor de Nopal Sangha
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39454

    #2
    Re: Book - Looking for Suggestions

    Originally posted by chicanobudista
    i am checking "How the Swans Came to the Lake [Paperback" by Rick Fields. I noticed that the last edition was printed in 1992. That's 20 years ago. Any more recent work that covers the same subject?
    Hi Choco,

    Yes, and excellent reading too, although already a little dated even for being just a few years old (2006). More than a "history" of how Zen came to North America (the primary focus of both books, Europe etc. not being so much covered there), it is a discussion of all the many different lineages, their individual histories and flavors of Zen found in North America (I think Mexico is also not well covered either) ...

    • Zen Master Who? by James Ford (Look for Jundo Cohen on page 140, pre-Treeleaf days! plug plug ) **
    http://www.amazon.com/Zen-Master-Who-Pe ... 559&sr=8-1

    It is on our suggested book list ...

    viewtopic.php?f=1&t=889

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • SoR
      Member
      • Dec 2011
      • 103

      #3
      Re: Book - Looking for Suggestions

      There's an important correction to that book regarding Zen Master Samu Sunim:

      Sadly my book Zen Master Who? has numerous errors of fact. Most are pretty small potatoes. But I have recently learned of one significant enough that I am

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      • chicanobudista
        Member
        • Mar 2008
        • 864

        #4
        Re: Re: Book - Looking for Suggestions

        Originally posted by Jundo
        • Zen Master Who? by James Ford (Look for Jundo Cohen
        :mrgreen:

        Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
        paz,
        Erik


        Flor de Nopal Sangha

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        • Hoyu
          Member
          • Nov 2010
          • 2020

          #5
          Re: Book - Looking for Suggestions

          Jundo wrote:
          • Zen Master Who? by James Ford (Look for Jundo Cohen on page 140, pre-Treeleaf days! plug plug ) **
          I just had to pick up this book once I read that.
          Yup, there you were!
          Personally I think the author should have devoted a whole chapter to you. As you said though, this was pre Treeleaf days. I would hope that after blazing this new trail in the Zen world, as you've done now, he would have been enticed to write further at the time.

          Gassho,
          John
          Ho (Dharma)
          Yu (Hot Water)

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          • Jundo
            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
            • Apr 2006
            • 39454

            #6
            Re: Book - Looking for Suggestions

            Originally posted by JRBrisson
            Jundo wrote:
            • Zen Master Who? by James Ford (Look for Jundo Cohen on page 140, pre-Treeleaf days! plug plug ) **
            I just had to pick up this book once I read that.
            Yup, there you were!
            Personally I think the author should have devoted a whole chapter to you. As you said though, this was pre Treeleaf days. I would hope that after blazing this new trail in the Zen world, as you've done now, he would have been enticed to write further at the time.

            Gassho,
            John
            Ha! Since I wagged my finger at James Ford and Dosho Port on their Koan comments last week, it might not have been so kind! :wink: Actually, I am not the only Soto teacher finger wagging ... our old friend Nonin and some others did so as well:

            viewtopic.php?p=67275#p67275

            Gassho, J
            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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