Two classic texts essential to understanding Zen Buddhism—its ideas, history, and profound cultural legacy.
In Zen Dictionary, theosophist Ernest Wood offers a comprehensive guide to the most important Zen ideas, along with a general history of the growth of Zen in China and Japan. Presenting names and terms in alphabetical order, Zen Dictionary is an ideal reference text for any student of Zen.
More than just a survey of Zen and Shinto, Dr. Chikao Fujisawa’s Zen and Shinto is an impassioned plea to restore Shinto as the cornerstone of Japanese life and thought. Fujisawa offers new insight into the depth and vitality of Japanese culture, demonstrating its remarkable capacity to assimilate foreign thought and ideas, and thus contribute to the world’s hope for permanent peace.