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Author Carlson, Kyogen.

Title Zen in the American grain : discovering the teachings at home / Kyogen Carlson
Published Barrytown, N.Y. : Station Hill Press ; New York : Distributed by Talman Co., [1994]


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Description x, 118 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The Mind that Seeks the Way. Why Zazen? Create a Destiny. An Honest Doubt. Alone in the Dark. Some Very Short Stories on the Subject of Travel. Success and Timeless Values -- In Everyday Life. Ships of Fame, Ships of Gain. The Measure of Perfection. Drifting Clouds, Flowing Water. God Uses the Good Ones. Superstition. Single Enlightenment & the Promise of Spring. Mozart, Buddhist Chants & Consciousness -- Facing the Dragon. Mind to Mind. The Dragon's Jaws. Absolutely Vital Life. A Dog, a Cat, & a Deathbed: Distractions & the Deeper Mind. Remembrance. The Monster of Mythic Proportions. Three Parables
Summary For years Americans have been fascinated with the spontaneity of Zen, its exotic "masters," its paradoxical style. Kyogen Carlson's Zen in the American Grain shows us how the full integration of Zen practice with everyday American life is not only possible but inevitable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-118)
Subject Spiritual life -- Zen Buddhism.
LC no. 94039656
ISBN 0882681583