Zen Bridge - Praise
A funny, poignant, and illuminating masterclass on Zen philosophy and practice from a beloved teacher.
“A terrific book for those wishing to immerse themselves in the world of Rinzai Zen, as these lectures offer engaging exposition of numerous traditional koans and stories. Rather than a ‘finger pointing to the moon,’ Fukushima Roshi’s talks provide a sturdy bridge to the awakened world of the far shore, where you are you, just as you are.”—Edward Espe Brown, author of The Complete Tassajara Cookbook
“The voice of wisdom for all time is present in this subtle and remarkable book of teachings by Fukushima Roshi.”—Joan Halifax, abbot, Upaya Zen Center
“In a clear and profound voice these short chapters range from introductions to Zen, through Rinzai training, and then on to illuminating koan commentaries. In a manner that few books offer, this volume allows both the beginner and the advanced student to see into the realities of Zen practice, epitomized in the opening calligraphy by Fukushima: When the Heart is Clear, the Hundred Tasks Go Well. Fukushima’s words clarify and then clarify again our entangled human heart, freeing up our natural grace and wisdom.”—Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, author of The Present Heart