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Nine Pieces of Zen

Wide Ocean


This book is about Zen before it became Zen. It explores the original “no-mind” teachings of early Zen Buddhism as they evolved in T’ang Dynasty China during the 8th and 9th centuries. It also looks at the philosophical origins of Zen as part of the living tradition of Mahayana Buddhism.



About the Author

Wide Ocean (dharma name) has had a longstanding interest in Buddhist philosophy and metaphysics as well as other streams of Indian and East Asian philosophy. In his twenties he practiced Zen meditation in Zen halls in Korea and Japan under a number of different Zen masters. In 1996 on a trip to India he met his teacher, Vimala Thakar. Since then he has maintained an “open” approach to life and living.  

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ISBN: 978-1-925952-14-8
Format: Paperback C+ 234mm x 156mm
Extent: 222 pages
RRP: $29.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Non-Fiction -- Zen Buddhism
Distribution: Contact Vivid