The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo - Praise

Hit the road with one of the most important Zen masters of the twentieth-century.



288 pages, 6x9 inches


ISBN 9781614290483

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Here you will find three generations of a Zen lineage expressing the Dharma with clarity and depth. A reader can jump in anywhere in this book and taste the fruits of three lifetimes of Zen practice. This book is an excellent addition to any Zen library.”—The Zen Site

“Sawaki Roshi's profound and simple Dharma expression comes from the depth of his empty, open heart, like the light of the sun or the flow of a river, pure and unhindered, touching and awakening that same place in ourselves.”—Mel Weitsman, founder of Berkeley Zen Center)

“Provides pure, rich examples of living the Buddha Way by three renowned contemporary Zen practitioners. Filled with glimpses into their daily lives, it is replete with teachings that directly point to letting go of confusion and wholeheartedly living our actual lives.”—Steve Hagen, author of Buddhism Plain & Simple

“Clear and conversational. The variety among the three voices encourages the emergence of a fourth: yours, as you browse and come back again and again.”—Jisho Warner, founder of Stone Creek Zen Center

“A wonderful opportunity to catch a glimpse of a vibrant lineage in action and an invaluable contribution to all schools of meditative living.”—Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath

“Kodo Sawaki was straight-to-the-point, irreverent, and deeply insightful—and one of the most influential Zen teachers for us in the West. Until now it has been very hard to find any of his writings in English. I'm very happy to see this book.”—Brad Warner, author of Hardcore Zen

“Studying this book is a rare chance to sit with three Zen masters as they bring forth the Dharma with their unique family style—compassionate, blunt, humorous, wholehearted—each one devotedly helping the other and helping us to wake up.”—Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts, Central Abbess, San Francisco Zen Center

“Shohaku Okumura is a true treasure for contemporary American Zen, humbly but clearly expressing this noble legacy.”—Taigen Dan Leighton, author of Zen Questions