• Zen

  • The Authentic Gate
  • By: Yamada Koun
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Whether a beginner or at the highest level of practice, learn Zen from one of the greatest masters of the 20th century.

Why practice Zen? What sets Zen apart from religion? What are its different practices? These questions, and more, are examined and answered by Zen Master Koun Yamada, whose Dharma heirs include Robert Aitken, Ruben Habito, and David Loy. Through compelling stories and a systematic approach, he guides the listener through creating and sustaining a lifelong practice. Warm and ecumenical in tone, Koun uses the insights of Zen to bring a deeper understanding of faith. 

Zen: The Authentic Gate is an easy-to-follow guide to creating an effortless and natural practice regardless of background, tradition, or religion.

©2015 Yamada Koun Roshi (P)2020 Yamada Koun Roshi and Wisdom Publications

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This book is both practical and interesting. I found a good deal of historical information which helped create perspective. I also found it to be very informative about some of the basics of sitting zazen. Excellent book worth a read.