Zen Master Raven

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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


The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird

Robert Aitken

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.

book information
  • Hardcover
  • 248 pages, 5.00 x 7.50 inches
  • $19.95
  • ISBN 9781614293842
  • ebook
  • 248 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614294009
about the author
Zen Master Raven

Robert Aitken Rōshi was a Zen teacher in the Harada-Yasutani lineage. He cofounded the Honolulu Diamond Sangha in 1959 together with his wife, Anne. Aitken received Dharma transmission from Koun Yamada in 1985. He was a social activist advocating for social justice throughout his life, and was one of the original founders of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He’s the author of Zen Master Raven and several other books. He died in 2010.

Other books by Robert Aitken:
Zen Vows for Daily Life

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