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If you want to explore the literature of Zen, here is the place to start. This massive collection of titles of publications on Zen includes materials for the beginner on what Zen is, how to do Zen meditation, where to find a teacher in Japan or America, & how Zen practice relates to its philosophy. Also listed are publications on Zen & the fine arts, tea ceremony, the martial arts, & philosophy (including the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy), Dogen, Zen psychology & the psychology of Zen. There are sections on humor, feminism, mysticism, ecology, & Zen influences on Western literature & culture. One large section covers the dialogue between Zen & Christianity. Zen in Japan, in China (Ch'an), Korea (Son), Vietnam & Tibet are covered as well as Zen in the West: its influence on Western culture, & the history of its "transmission." Like materials have been grouped together to permit browsing. This work of 412 pages with 2,831 numbered citations & two extensive indexes is meant to serve the serious student & the beginner.