Nyogen Senzaki

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Can Wisdom Traditions Be Colonized?

To whom does the dharma belong? asks Vaishali Mamgain, Ph.D, as she explores the ways colonization and white supremacy have appropriated the dharma and other wisdom traditions.

Buddhadharma - Winter '08 Eloquent Silence Mumon Ekai Nyogen Senzaki Roko Sherry Chayat The Gateless Gate Zen

Zen Has No Gates

Nyogen Senzaki, one of the great Zen masters of the twentieth century, quietly dedicated his life to bringing the authentic practice of Zen to America. Now, on the 50th anniversary of his death, a new collection of his teachings, Eloquent Silence, presents his commentary on the classic koan collection, The Gateless Gate. Introduction by Roko Sherry Chayat.

America has Zen all the time. Why, my Teacher, should I meddle?

Teachings and poems by the late Nyogen Senzaki. From Like A Dream, Like a Fantasy: The Zen Writings and Translations of Nyogen Senzaki.

Zen Talks and Poems

"The vastness lying beyond can only be detected by those who know what real Zen practice is all about,” said Nyogen Senzaki.