Opening the Hand of Thought

By Kosho Uchiyama, Shohaku Okumura (editor), Tom Wright (editor)

Book cover of Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice

Book description

For over thirty years, Opening the Hand of Thought has offered an introduction to Zen Buddhism and meditation unmatched in clarity and power. This is the revised edition of Kosho Uchiyama's singularly incisive classic.

This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended endnotes, in…

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1 author picked Opening the Hand of Thought as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

It's a perfect follow-up for after reading Zen Meditation in Plain English. Uchiyama Roshi’s clarity, warmth and rigor are a gateway into the practice. It is a jewel of a book that continues to illuminate Zen practice as an integrative life practice. I am so deeply appreciative for this book.

From Koshin's list on an introduction to Zen.

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