A Glossary of Zen Terms

No. Pages: 560
Dimensions: 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 x 1 7/8
Format: Print
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 9781611720280


Over the course of Zen’s development in China and Japan, the sayings and episodes of the masters have formed a huge collection of literature. Designed to put these writings within easy reach of serious students for inspiration and understanding, this glossary provides 5,500 entries on Zen terms, names of persons, texts, idiomatic expressions, references to Chinese classics, general Buddhist terms, and even particles and other parts of speech considered important in grasping the original intent and meaning.

Hisao Inagaki received a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is a professor at Ryukoku University in Kyoto.