9781593761103

Zen Pioneer The Life and Works of Ruth Fuller Sasaki

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    9781593761103

  • ISBN10:

    1593761104

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-09-14
  • Publisher: Counterpoint
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Summary

Ruth Fuller Sasaki, who died in 1967, was a pivotal figure in the emergencend development of Zen Buddhism in the United States. She is the onlyesterner - and the only woman - to be made a priest of a Daitoku-ji templend was mentor to Burton Watson, Philip Yampolsky, and Gary Snyder, andother-in-law of Alan Watts. This is the first biography of her remarkableife.

Author Biography

Isabel Stirling is the associate university librarian of the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Gary Snyder
Preface xv
Part One: Her Life
The Chicago Years, 1892--1929
3(8)
First Trips to Asia, 1930--1940
11(26)
New York, 1941--1948
37(10)
Kyoto Beginnings, 1949--1955
47(24)
Rebuilding Ryosen-an, 1955--1960
71(38)
Research and Translation, 1960--1967
109(22)
Epilogue: Beyond 1967
131(128)
Part Two: Her Work
Zen: A Religion
137(22)
Zen: A Method for Religious Awakening
159(20)
Rinzai Zen Study for Foreigners in Japan
179(68)
Acknowledgments
247(4)
Chronology
251(8)
Endnotes 259(12)
Glossary 271(4)
Bibliography 275(16)
Index 291

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