Zen Master Raven

The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird
Foreword by
Nelson Foster

A uniquely playful and incisive illustrated collection of Zen teaching stories from one of America’s most beloved Zen masters.



248 pages, 4.75 x 7.25 inches


ISBN 9781614293842

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ISBN 9781614294009

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“A new koan anthology that reflects the distinct flavor of American Zen Buddhist practice. This is a beautiful and worthy final teaching from Aitken.”—Publishers Weekly


“May the caw of this raven resonate far and wide!”—David Loy, author of A New Buddhist Path

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 13:41 -- Kestrel Slocombe

In the tradition of the great koan collections and the records of ancient masters, Robert Aitken distills a lifetime of teaching down to its essence. Intriguing and deceptively simple, Zen Master Raven is a brilliant encapsulation of Zen in over a hundred koan-like encounters alongside many charming illustrations. Featuring curious beginners like Mallard and Mole and profound teachers like Brown Bear, Moose Roshi, and Zen Master Raven himself, this classic of contemporary Zen and will inspire seekers for generations to come.