Encouraging Zen Words

Learning from Zen of Tea

Soshin Kanetake
Publication Date: October 2022
List Price 1,650 JPY (10% consumption tax included)
ISBN:9784492047088 / Size:H188mm × W130mm / Softcover / 248 pages

When you are invited to a tea ceremony in Japan and enter a tea room, you will first see the tokonoma (alcove). In the tokonoma hangs a special hanging scroll that the tea ceremony host has chosen for you, the day's guest. What is written on it? Sometimes it is a picture or an old letter, but more often, it is a Zen word.
The meaning of "kissako," which often hangs in the tea room, is "Let's have a cup of tea" for old and new friends, the great and the not-so-great.
Reading this book and having a cup of tea, savor the Zen words that still encourage people today. May they help you to overcome the stormy seas of life.

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Zen words have been passed down in tea rooms for over 500 years. The monk who trained at Daitokuji Temple, "the sacred place of the tea ceremony and Zen words," brings them to life in today's world.
--The winds will pass if we let them. There is no need to be unnecessarily upset.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What it means to live freely.
Chapter 2: Never let go of your ideals.
Chapter 3: Don't worry about tomorrow today.
Chapter 4: Be attentive, and it will work out.
Chapter 5: Balancing is always difficult.
Chapter 6: There is no time to do unnecessary things.
Chapter 7: It is good if you only have what you have.
Chapter 8: Living with emotions, that's humanity.

Author Profile

Soshin Kanetake

Soshin Kanetake was born in Ome City, Tokyo, in 1961 and graduated from the Faculty of Literature at Ninshogakusha University in 1983.
At the age of 12, he received ordination under Master Soen Ozaki, the chief priest of Daisenin Temple at Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto.
After ten years as kozo (a young monk) and ten years of training as an unsui (trainee monk) at Daitokuji Temple, he became the chief priest of Korinin Temple of the Daitokuji School of Rinzai Zen Buddhism in Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
He is the author of many books, including "Living with Zen Mind" (PHP Kenkyujo), "Terakoya 'Hannya Shingyo'" and "Monks Teach Parents 100 Stories to Develop Their Children" (above, Mikasa Shobo), "Morning Zazen to Prepare Mind and Body" (Yamato Shobo), and " The First Zen Word to Create a Good Life" (Asa Publishing).
世界最高の話し方 戦後経済史 世界一シンプルで科学的に証明された究極の食事 マーケターのように生きろ 東京貧困女子。