Lou Nordstrom

Lou Nordstrom an ordained Zen monk, teaches both Zen and Western philosophy, and edited Namu Dai Bosa: A Transmission of Zen Buddhism to America, an anthology of the writings of Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa Roshi, and Eido Shimano Roshi.

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The Whole World Is A Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life

The Whole World Is A Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday LifeWith questions and commentary by Zen Master Seung Sahn. Edited by Jane McLaughlin and Paul Muenzen. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont, 1992.244 pp. $16.95 (paperback). A kong-an (Korean for koan) collection does not exactly lend itself to a conventional book review. And merely creating a […]

By Lou Nordstrom

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Crazy Clouds: Zen Radicals, Rebels and Reformers

Crazy Clouds: Zen Radicals, Rebels and Reformers By Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger. Shambhala Publications, Inc: Boston, 1991, 240 pp., paper, $12.95. Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger have put together a most entertaining and lively collection of eight wild and crazy Zen masters (Layman P’ang, Rinzai, Bassui, Ikkyu, Bankei, Hakuin, Nyogen Senzaki, and Soen Nakagawa), the […]

By Lou Nordstrom
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