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“Yamada’s introduction to Zen is a welcome and dense primer that has much to offer novices as well as experienced practitioners.”—Publishers Weekly


The Authentic Gate

Kōun Yamada

Why practice Zen?
What sets it apart from religion?
What are its different practices?

Zen Master Koun Yamada takes up and answers these questions and more, using compelling stories and a systematic approach to guide readers through creating and sustaining a lifelong practice. Warm and ecumenical in tone, he uses Zen insights to promote a deeper understanding of faith. Zen: The Authentic Gate is an easy-to-follow guide to building an effortless and natural practice regardless of background, tradition, or religion.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $19.95
  • ISBN 9781614292500
  • ebook
  • 248 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614292654
about the author

Kōun Yamada became a dharma successor to the renowned Zen master Haku’un Yasutani while maintaining a prominent career in business and public health. He guided the Zen practice of many students including a large number of Roman Catholic priests, monks, and nuns.

Other books by Kōun Yamada:
The Gateless Gate

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