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Waddell, Norman

Overview
Works: 38 works in 127 publications in 4 languages and 5,119 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: BQ9449.D654, 294.385
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman Waddell
Shōbōgenzō, Zen essays by Dogen( )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Heart of Dogen's Shobogenzo provides annotated translations of the difficult core essays of Shobogenzo, the masterwork of Japanese Zen master Dogen Kigen, the founder of Soto Zen. This book is centered around those essays that generations have regarded as containing the essence of Dogen's teaching. These translations, revised from those that first appeared in the 1970s, clarify and enrich the understanding of Dogen's religious thought and his basic ideas about Zen practice and doctrine. Dogen's uncommon intellectual gifts, combined with a profound religious attainment and an extraordinary ability to articulate it, make Shobogenzo unique even in the vast literature the Zen school has produced over the centuries, securing it a special place in the history of world religious literature."--BOOK JACKET
The old tea seller : Baisaō : life and Zen poetry in 18th century Kyoto by Baisa-ō( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he approached his 50s, Baisaō abandoned the life of a Buddhist priest to sell tea and wander the countryside around Kyoto, Japan. He became a friend and confidante of many of 18th-century Japan's most celebrated artists and intellectuals; though he would never consider himself a zen master, the people who sought him out for a cup of tea treated him with great respect. As a poet, he equaled some of the best of his age. Norman Waddell's biography of this obscure Japanese poet is gives insight into the man and the society which surrounded him; also includes translations of all known Baisaō poems and other writings
The religious art of Zen Master Hakuin by Katsuhiro Yoshizawa( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charismatic and extraordinary Zen teacher and artist, Hakuin (1686?1769) is credited with almost single-handedly reforming and revitalizing Japanese Zen from a state of extreme spiritual decline. As a teacher, he placed special emphasis on koan practice, inventing new koans such as the famous?What is the sound of one hand clapping?" He also stressed the need to extend the benefits of Zen to others. What made Hakuin even more remarkable was that he was not only a religious teacher but also a prolific artist. Using calligraphy and painting to create?visual Dharma," his teachings were
Hakuin's Precious Mirror Cave : a Zen Miscellany by Norman Waddell( )

3 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two great streams of Zen Buddhism are the Soto sect, known as the School of Quiet Reflection, and the Rinzai school of rigorous koan study. Dogen established Soto Zen in Japan, and his work is widely known in the West with many of his books translated into English. Hakuin is credited with the modern revival of the Rinzai sect and is its most important teacher. Hakuin's life has been a great inspiration to the students and practitioners of Zen in the West, his writings offering great authority and practical application. Norman Waddell, the translator of this new selection, has devoted a lar
Wild ivy : the spiritual autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin by Hakuin( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hakuin Zenji (1689-1769) is a towering figure in Japanese Zen. A fiery and dynamic teacher and renowned artist, he reformed the Zen Rinzai tradition, which had fallen into stagnation and decline in his time, revitalizing it and ensuring its survival even to our own day. Hakuin emphasized the importance of zazen, or sitting meditation, and is also known for his skillful use of koans as a means to insight: the most famous of all koans, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" is attributed to Hakuin. This is the first English translation of Hakuin's intimate self-portrait. It includes reminiscences from his childhood, accounts of his Zen practice and enlightenment experiences, practical advice for students on the problems that arise in intensive meditation practice, and the only description of a technique he calls "introspective meditation."
The unborn : the life and teaching of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693 : [Fushō] by Bankei Yōtaku( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hakuin's Precious mirror cave : a Zen miscellany by Hakuin( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, respected translator Waddell presents very readable and accessible versions of five of the master's works, including the best known and most read, "Idle Talk on a Night Boat." Hakuin, an early 18th-century patriarch of Japanese Zen Buddhism, is credited with reviving the Rinzai (koan) school of Zen Buddhism
The essential teachings of Zen Master Hakuin : a translation of the Sokkō-roku Kaien-fusetsu by Hakuin( Book )

13 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiery and intensely dynamic Zen teacher and artist, Hakuin (1685-1768) is credited with almost single-handedly revitalizing Japanese Zen after three hundred years of decline. As a teacher, he placed special emphasis on koan practice, inventing many new koans himself, including the famous "What is the sound of one hand clapping'" As an artist, Hakuin used calligraphy and painting to create "visual Dharma"--Teachings that powerfully express the nature of enlightenment. The text translated here offers an excellent introduction to the work of this extraordinary teacher. Hakuin sets forth his vision of authentic Zen teaching and practice, condemning his contemporaries, whom he held responsible for the decline of Zen, and exhorting his students to dedicate themselves to "breaking through the Zen barrier." Included are reproductions of several of Hakuin's finest calligraphies and paintings
The unborn : the life and teachings of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693 = [Fushō] by Bankei( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1633, at age eleven, Bankei Yotaku was banished from his family's home because of his consuming engagement with the Confucian texts that all schoolboys were required to copy and recite. Using a hut in the nearby hills, he wrote the word Shugyo-an, or "practice hermitage," on a plank of wood, propped it up beside the entrance, and settled down to devote himself to his own clarification of "bright virtue."" "He finally turned to Zen and, after fourteen years of severe hardship, achieved a decisive enlightenment, whereupon the Rinzai priest traveled unceasingly to the temples and monasteries of Japan, sharing what he'd learned." "Casting aside the traditional aristocratic style of his contemporaries, he offered his teachings in the common language of the people. His style recalls the genius and simplicity of the great Chinese Zen masters of the T'ang dynasty." "This revised and expanded edition contains many talks and dialogues with monks and priests not included in the original 1984 volume."--Jacket
Beating the cloth drum : the letters of Zen master Hakuin by Hakuin( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains letters from a Zen master to both monks and lay believers; the letters illustrate the Zen master's compassion, knowledge, and generosity
Poison blossoms from a thicket of thorn by Hakuin( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters to ever live. In additional to being the author of the most famous koan ever written,?What is the sound of one hand clapping?" he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, perhaps the most important and most rigorous branch in the Golden Age of Buddhism. His?Song of Zazen" is chanted in monasteries daily all over the world. Hakuin taught that there are three essentials to Zen practice: Great Faith, Great Doubt, and Great Resolve. Only Dogen comes close to matching the power and breadth of his writing a
Complete poison blossoms from a thicket of thorn : the zen records of Hakuin Ekaku by Hakuin( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most influential master in the Japanese Rinzai tradition, Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769) reestablished the rigorous koan-training methods of the great T'an- and Sung-dynasty masters of China; all modern Rinzai Zen masters trace their lineage to him and his teaching. Hakuin took the unusual step of overseeing the collection and publication of his own Zen records--a task usually left to students after the master's death. Complete Poison Blossoms, comprising some 450 individual pieces--the majority in verse, ranging from four-line poems to essays sufficiently long to have been published as independent texts--is a sourcebook of guidance on the path to ultimate liberation. Waddell augments these texts with clarifying introductions and background context, detailed notes explaining Hakuin's allusions, and side remarks recorded during lectures by Hakuin's own students in their copies of the text. Hakuin's teaching is elusive, suggestive, and poetic, a web of mysterious pieces that encourage students to delve into the reality of Buddha-nature and to realize it themselves."--Provided by publisher
Die Zen-Lehre vom Ungeborenen : Leben und Lehre des grossen japanischen Zen-Meisters Benkei Eitaku (1622-1693) by Bankei Eitaku( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn by Norman Waddell( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baisa-ō no shōgai = The life of Baisaō by Norman Waddell( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese spirituality by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilde klimop : de spirituele autobiografie van zenmeester Hakuin by Hakuin( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de 18e eeuwse Japanse zenmeester
Poison blossoms from a thicket of thorn by Hakuin Enkaku Zenji( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters to ever live. In additional to being the author of the most famous koan ever written,?What is the sound of one hand clapping?" he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, perhaps the most important and most rigorous branch in the Golden Age of Buddhism. His?Song of Zazen" is chanted in monasteries daily all over the world. Hakuin taught that there are three essentials to Zen practice: Great Faith, Great Doubt, and Great Resolve. Only Dogen comes close to matching the power and breadth of his writing and te
Zen and Zen classics by R.H Blyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talks by Hakuin : Introductory to lectures on the Records of Old Sokkō. 2. (Sokkō-roku kaien fusetsu) by Hakuin( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shōbōgenzō, Zen essays
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The old tea seller : Baisaō : life and Zen poetry in 18th century KyotoThe religious art of Zen Master HakuinHakuin's Precious Mirror Cave : a Zen MiscellanyWild ivy : the spiritual autobiography of Zen Master HakuinThe unborn : the life and teaching of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693 : [Fushō]Hakuin's Precious mirror cave : a Zen miscellanyThe essential teachings of Zen Master Hakuin : a translation of the Sokkō-roku Kaien-fusetsuThe unborn : the life and teachings of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693 = [Fushō]
Alternative Names
Uodell, Norman.

Waddell, Norman

Waddell, Normann.

ワデル, ノーマン

ワデル, ノーマン 1940-

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