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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai

Shunryu Suzuki, Mel Weitsman, and Michael Wenger


When Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind was published in 1972, it was enthusiastically embraced by Westerners eager for spiritual insight and knowledge of Zen. The book became the most successful treatise on Buddhism in English, selling more than one million copies to date. This book is the first follow-up volume to the author's important work. Like Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, it is a collection of lectures that reveal the insight, humor, and intimacy with Zen that made the author such an influential teacher. The Sandokai — a poem by the eighth-century Zen master Sekito Kisen (Ch. Shitou Xiqian) — is th ... More

Keywords: Buddhism, Zen, meditation, Sandokai, Sekito Kisen, oneness, multiplicity, Soto Zen tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780520219823
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219823.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shunryu Suzuki, author

Mel Weitsman, editor

Michael Wenger, editor