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ISBN: 1593761708
Author: Gary Snyder,Isabel Stirling
Language: English
Publisher: Counterpoint; 2nd edition (August 28, 2007)
Pages: 320
Category: Buddhism
Subcategory: Religion
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Now Stirling crisply portrays the famously rigorous Sasaki, whose ordination broke every Zen taboo against women and . The First Zen Institute published a translation by Gary Snyder called Wooden Fish in 1961, Zen Koan in 1965, and Zen Dust in 1966.

Now Stirling crisply portrays the famously rigorous Sasaki, whose ordination broke every Zen taboo against women and foreigners. Thanks to Ruth's first husband's business travels, she met and studied with the renowned Zen master D. T. Suzuki in Japan in 1930. Later, back in the States and widowed, she worked with Sasaki Sokei-an Roshi to establish the First Zen Institute in New York. All of these are now considered classics of Zen thought. Ruth Fuller Sasaki died at Ryosen-an in 1967 at the age of 74.

The First Zen Institute published a translation by Gary Snyder called Wooden Fish in 1961, Zen Koan in 1965, and Zen Dust in 1966. Two other books; The Recorded Sayings of Layman P'ang (1971) and The Recorded Sayings of Ch'an Master Lin-chi Hui-chao of Chen Prefecture (1975) were published posthumously.

Ruth Fuller Sasaki (October 31, 1892 – October 24, 1967), born Ruth Fuller, was an important figure in the development of Buddhism in the . Zen Pioneer: The Life and Works of Ruth Fuller Sasaki. Shoemaker & Hoard. pp. 72, 88. ISBN 978-1-59376-170-7.

Ruth Fuller Sasaki (October 31, 1892 – October 24, 1967), born Ruth Fuller, was an important figure in the development of Buddhism in the United States. As Ruth Fuller Everett (during her first marriage), she met and studied with Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki in Japan in 1930. In 1938, she became a principal supporter of the Buddhist Society of America (later known as the First Zen Institute of America), in New York. She married Sokei-an, the Zen priest in residence there, in 1944, but he died within a year.

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Isabel Stirling, Gary Snyder. Ruth Fuller Sasaki, who died in 1967, was a pivotal figure in the emergence and development of Zen Buddhism in the United States.

Isabel Stirling, Gary Snyder. She is the only Westerner-and the only woman-to be made a priest of a Daitoku-ji temple and was mentor to Burton Watson, Philip Yampolsky, and Gary Snyder, and mother-in-law of Alan Watts. This is the first biography of her remarkable life

Ruth Fuller Sasaki, who died in 1967, was a pivotal figure in the emergence and development of Zen Buddhism in the United States

Ruth Fuller Sasaki, who died in 1967, was a pivotal figure in the emergence and development of Zen Buddhism in the United States. She is the only Westerner - and the only woman - to be made a priest of a Daitoku-ji temple and was mentor to Burton Watson, Philip Yampolsky, and Gary Snyder, and mother-in-law of Alan Watts. This is the first biography of her remarkable life.

Ruth Fuller Sasaki, who died in 1967, was a pivotal figure in the emergence and development of Zen Buddhism in the United States. The Life and Thoughts of a Zen Heroine. com User, November 19, 2009. The book is really in two parts

The Life and Thoughts of a Zen Heroine. The book is really in two parts. Part I (which is the longer of the two) is a biography of Ruth Fuller Sasaki. roughly in the tradition of Alexandra David-Neel. Partly because I lived in Kyoto shortly after Ruth Fuller Sasaki died, I found this both informative and fascinating.

by Isabel Stirling ; foreword by Gary Snyder. source: Nielsen Book Data). Physical description. Table of contents Publisher description.

ISBN 978-1556433375 Stirling, Isabel and Snyder, Gary. Zen Pioneer: The Life and Works of Ruth Fuller Sasaki" (2006) Shoemaker & Hoard. Gary Snyder: Dimensions of a Life" (1991) Sierra Club Books. ISBN 978-1593761103; ISBN 978-1593761707 (pbk) Suiter, John. Poets on the Peaks" (2002) Counterpoint. Zen dust; the history of the koan and koan study in Rinzai (Lin-chi) Zen" (1966) First Zen Institute of America in Japan. ISBN B0006BZGV6 Miura, Isshu; Sasaki, Ruth Fuller. The Zen Koan: Its History and Use in Rinzai Zen" (1965) Harcourt, Brace & World.

Isabel Stirling, Zen Pioneer: The Life and Works of Ruth Fuller Sasaki (Berkeley, CA: Shoemaker Hoard, 2006) . Robert Lopez, Introduction, Zen Pivots: Lectures on Buddhism and Zen, Sokei-An (Shigetsu Sasaki) (New York: Weatherhill, 1998), 1. oogle Scholar.

Isabel Stirling, Zen Pioneer: The Life and Works of Ruth Fuller Sasaki (Berkeley, CA: Shoemaker Hoard, 2006), 2. 4. Rick Fields, How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America, 3rd ed. (Boston: Shambhala, 1992), 17. 73. Shigetsu Sasaki, Preface, Saraba Nihon Yo (Farewell to Japan), unpublished trans. Akiko Yamanaka, 2009 (Tokyo: Hakata Seishou-dou, 1922).

Ruth Fuller Sasaki, who died in 1967, was a pivotal figure in the emergence and development of Zen Buddhism in the United States. She is the only Westerner—and the only woman—to be made a priest of a Daitoku-ji temple and was mentor to Burton Watson, Philip Yampolsky, and Gary Snyder, and mother-in-law of Alan Watts. This is the first biography of her remarkable life.Few devoted their lives to Zen Buddhism as Ruth Fuller did. As a senior student of Sokei-an Sasaki in New York, Ruth helped him develop the infrastructure of what would eventually become The First Zen Institute in New York City. She married Sasaki in 1944, and it was her mission to maintain The First Zen Institute and later, to establish The First Zen Institute of America in Japan. Her legacy remains today in the Zen facilities she helped build in New York and abroad and in the many texts she saw through translation, published from the 1950s to the 1970s. For the first time in book form, three of her writings are included here—Zen: A Religion, Zen: A Method for Religious Awakening, and Rinzai Zen Study for Foreigners in Japan.

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Kamick
On Ruth Fuller's first trip to Japan in 1930, she was introduced to D. T. Suzuki through a mutual friend from Chicago. Suzuki taught the society matron about Zen, giving her a copy of his groundbreaking Essays in Zen Buddhism as a primer. Two years later, Fuller was receiving instruction in zazen meditation from Nanshinken Roshi at Nanzen-ji. After some preliminary training, she was allowed to attend the summer sesshin with the monks in Nanzen-ji's meditation hall. At first, she found the regimen tiring and painful. But she made tremendous progress and soon won over those in the group who had been initially hostile to the idea of having a woman in the zendo. It was a peak experience for Fuller, and she never looked back. Zen was what both she and the West needed and she would do her best to spread this new faith in America.

The middle section of Isabel Stirling's biography takes up Fuller Sasaki's efforts to firmly establish Zen studies in New York City. There had been a fledging organization headed by Sasaki Sokei-an called the Buddhist Society of America throughout the 1930s. During the years 1941-1948, Fuller Sasaki put her considerable talents and her wealth into consolidating the efforts of Sasaki Sokei-an and others into a viable organization. Towards this end, she bought and renovated a five-story brownstone on East 65th Street in 1941. The Buddhist Society (later, the First Zen Institute of America) was to have the first two floors; Sasaki Sokei-an, the third floor; and Ruth and her family the top two floors. But the war soon forced them to radically alter their plans. Sasaki Sokei-an was incarcerated at Fort Meade International Camp and Fuller had to spend the better part of a year extricating him. The couple married after he was released. But Sasaki Sokei-an died soon afterwards, leaving Fuller Sasaki widowed again and the newly formed First Zen Institute of America without a teacher.

The final part of the book documents the Kyoto years (1949-1967), a period of amazing productivity for both Ruth Fuller Sasaki and the First Zen Institute. Although Sasaki was still heavily involved with the goings on of the First Zen Institute of America in New York City, she shifted her time and her energy to developing the First Zen Institute of America in Japan in Kyoto. It was during these years that Sasaki acquired the use of Ryosen-an within the Daitoku-ji complex as her administrative center, rebuilt the main house and constructed a library and a zendo. This activity was followed by an equally prodigious research program that resulted in a series of very high quality books and pamphlets on Zen (Three by Sasaki are reprinted in the Stirling biography).

In 1957, the research team at Ryosen-an included Iriya Yoshitaka, Yanagida Seizan, Kanaseki Hisao, Burton Watson, Philip Yampolsky, and Gary Snyder. Although this core group later disbanded due to a misunderstanding, the work continued under Sasaki's editorship. The First Zen Institute published a translation by Gary Snyder called Wooden Fish in 1961, Zen Koan in 1965, and Zen Dust in 1966. All of these are now considered classics of Zen thought.

Ruth Fuller Sasaki died at Ryosen-an in 1967 at the age of 74. Two other books; The Recorded Sayings of Layman P'ang (1971) and The Recorded Sayings of Ch'an Master Lin-chi Hui-chao of Chen Prefecture (1975) were published posthumously.
Malanim
Many years ago I had heard about an American woman who became the head abbot of a prominent Japanese temple but I couldn't remember her name or anything else about her. When I discovered this book, I decided I wanted to learn more.

Ruth Sasaki came from a wealthy family. Nothing in her early life suggested she would be anything more than a society matron who keeps a fine home, perhaps with a servant or two, produces a handful of children, before disappearing into local history.

Her interest in things Japanese sparked a deep, life-long desire to delve into Zen, translate key texts, restore a rundown temple at Daitoku-ji, and offer financial support to a group of followers to carry out these tasks.

If you're interested in Zen, or how it was made available to a wide audience in North America, this is a fine text to have in your collection.
Yggdi
quick service good price not spiritual enough
Ximinon
The book is really in two parts. Part I (which is the longer of the two) is a biography of Ruth Fuller Sasaki. The writing style, while not great provides a biography of a very interesting woman... roughly in the tradition of Alexandra David-Neel. Partly because I lived in Kyoto shortly after Ruth Fuller Sasaki died, I found this both informative and fascinating. Part II contains a few of her writings about Zen and about practical matters pertaining to living in Kyoto and studying Zen. These writings are small gems in terms of providing an explanation of Zen Buddhism and what Kyoto was like in the early 1960's.
Gorisar
D.T. Suzuki is very famous to bring Zen to the Western world but this lady is another pioneer to bring Zen to the USA.

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