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Loori, John Daido

Overview
Works: 104 works in 225 publications in 2 languages and 7,193 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Translator
Classifications: BQ9288, 294.3927
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Daido Loori
Mountain record of Zen talks by John Daido Loori( )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this treasury of Zen wisdom based on his talks, the abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York, explores the eight areas of study that are the focus for training in his community: meditation, study with the teacher, liturgy, art practice, body practice, the study of scriptures, work practice, and the moral and ethical teachings. John Daido Loori also covers such topics as koans, the martial arts, and illness and healing, and he makes intriguing observations about the spirit and requirements of Zen in America."--Publisher description
The heart of being : moral and ethical teachings of Zen Buddhism by John Daido Loori( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a modern interpretation of Buddhist precepts and explains the traditional precept ceremony, known as jukai
Two arrows meeting in mid-air : the Zen koan by John Daido Loori( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a comprehensive introduction and twenty-one chapters centered on koans from classic collections, western literary sources, and modern encounters, this book explains the relevance of koan study to Zen training today. It illuminates the value of koans in the practice of self-realization and their aliveness within the teacher-student relationship. Most importantly, the uniqueness of the koan as a means of studying the self is clearly shown in the context of the Buddhadarma--not as an archaic curiosity, but as a vibrant opportunity to fully appreciate this life.--
The Zen of creativity : cultivating your artistic life by John Daido Loori( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many of us, "Zen" conjures up images of rock gardens and gently flowing waterfalls. We think of mindfulness and meditation, immersion in a state of being where meaning is found through simplicity. Zen lore has been absorbed by Western practitioners and pop culture alike, yet its artistic tradition hasn't been fully explored in the West. Now, American Zen master Loori presents a book that taps the principles of the Zen arts and aesthetic as a means to unlock creativity and find freedom. Loori dissolves the barriers between art and spirituality, opening up the possibility of meeting life with spontaneity, grace, and peace. Loori illuminates various elements that awaken our creativity, among them still point, simplicity, spontaneity, mystery, creative feedback, and art koans. Loori shows how these elements interpenetrate and function not only in art, but in all our endeavors.--From publisher description
Finding the still point : a beginner's guide to Zen meditation by John Daido Loori( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through Zen meditation it is possible to find stillness of mind, even amidst our everyday activities--and this practical book-and-CD set reveals how. John Daido Loori, one of America's leading Zen teachers, offers everything needed to begin a meditation practice. He covers the basics of where to sit (on a cushion, bench, or chair), how to posture the body (complete with instructional photographs), and how to practice Zen meditation to discover the freedom of a peaceful mind"--Publisher website (September 2007)
Waking up : a week inside a Zen monastery by Jack Maguire( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes daily life in a Zen Buddhist monastery and profiles full-time residents
The art of just sitting : essential writings on the Zen practice of Shikantaza by John Daido Loori( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of "just sitting" is central to all Zen practice. This comprehensive and unparalleled volume brings together a wealth of writings, from Bodhidharma and Dogen to the most prominent modern teachers, collecting the substantial core of centuries of Zen teachings
Sitting with Koans : essential writings on Zen Koan introspection by John Daido Loori( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zen tradition has just two main meditative practices: shikantaza, or "just sitting"; and introspection guided by the powerful Zen teaching stories called koans. Following in the tradition of The Art of Just Sitting (endorsed as a "A book we have needed for a long, long time"), this new anthology from John Daido Loori illuminates the subtle practice of koan study from many different points of view. Includes writings by: -Robert Aitken -William Bodiford -Robert Buswell -Roko Sherry Chayat -Francis Dojun Cook -Eihei Dogen -Heinrich Dumoulin -Hakuin Ekaku -Victor Sogen Hori -Keizan Jokin -Philip Kapleau -Chung-fen Ming-Pen -Taizan Maezumi -Dennis Genpo Merzel -Soen Nakagawa -Ruth Fuller Sasaki -Sokei-an Sasaki -Nyogen Senzaki -Zenkei Shibayama -Eido Shimano -Philip Yampolsky -Hakuun Yasutani -Wayne Yokoyama -Katsushiro Yoshizawa
The eight gates of Zen : a program of Zen learning by John Daido Loori( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Accessible Introduction to the philosophy and practice of Zen Buddhism includes a program of study that encompasses practically every aspect of life. The American Zen teacher John Daido Loori shows us that Zen practice should include not only meditation, the study of Zen literature and liturgy, and moral and ethical action, but should also manifest in work, artistic, and everyday activities
The true dharma eye : Zen Master Dogen's three hundred koans by Dōgen( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of three hundred koans compiled by Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Soto Zen in Japan, this book presents readers with a uniquely contemporary perspective on his profound teachings and their relevance for modern Western practitioners of Zen. Following the traditional format for koan collections, John Daido Loori Roshi, an American Zen master, has added his own commentary and accompanying verse for each of Dogen's koans. Zen students and scholars will find The True Dharma Eye to be a source of deep insight into the mind of one of the world's greatest religious thinkers, as well as the practice of koan study itself."--Publisher's website
Ensō : Zen circles of enlightenment by Audrey Yoshiko Seo( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The enso, or "Zen circle," is one of the most prevalent images of Zen art, and it has become a symbol of the clean and strong Zen aesthetic--to the point where one sees ensos on everything from screensavers to restaurant menus. Regardless of how it is interpreted, the enso is an expression of the mind of the artist. It is said that the state of the practitioner can be particularly clearly read in the manner of execution of an enso. Here Zen art expert Audrey Yoshiko Seo brings together a collection of the best examples of traditional enso art to show the wonderful variety of the form and its interpretations, from the seventeenth century to the present. Each piece occupies an entire page, with commentary on the facing page. Seo's commentary focuses on the meaning of the art and the historical context in which it was brushed, as well as providing analysis of each artist's technique. Also included are biographies of the artists--many of whom are important Japanese Zen teachers."--Publisher description
Invoking reality : moral and ethical teachings of Zen by John Daido Loori( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a common misconception that to practice Zen is to practice meditation and nothing else. In truth, traditionally, the practice of meditation goes hand-in-hand with moral conduct. In Invoking Reality, John Daido Loori, one of the leading Zen teachers in America today, presents and explains the ethical precepts of Zen as essential aspects of Zen training and development. The Buddhist teachings on morality-the precepts-predate Zen, going all the way back to the Buddha himself. They describe, in essence, how a Buddha, or awakened person, lives his or her life in the world. Loori provides a modern interpretation of the precepts and discusses the ethical significance of these vows as guidelines for living. "Zen is a practice that takes place within the world," he says, "based on moral and ethical teachings that have been handed down from generation to generation." In his view, the Buddhist precepts form one of the most vital areas of spiritual practice
Riding the ox home : stages on the path of enlightenment by John Daido Loori( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maps and guideposts are helpful when we undertake a journey. The ten Ox-Herding Pictures, the accompanying ancient poems, and a modern commentary by John Daido Loori, sketch the spiritual path encountered in Zen training, a path of exhaustive study of the self and the realization of the ultimate nature of reality. The Ox-Herding Pictures can be our companion on the Way of self-discovery, our compass and perspective when we need one. They are a bottomless source of mysterious wisdom to which we can return again and again for inspiration, and they translate easily into the gritty reality of spiritual practice that emerges from and grounds us in the inescapable relevance of our daily lives
Dogen's extensive record : a translation of the Eihei koroku by Dōgen( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eihei Dogen is known for two major works. The first work, the massive Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye), represents his earlier teachings and exists in numerous English translations; the second work, the Eihei Koroku, is a collection including almost all his later teachings, such as short formal discourses to the monks training at his temple, longer informal talks, and koans with his commentaries, as well as short appreciatory verses on various topics. The Shobogenzo has received enormous attention in Western Zen and Western Zen literature, and with the publication of this watershed volume, the Eihei Koroku will surely rise to commensurate stature." "Dogen's Extensive Record is the first complete and scholarly translation of this monumental work into English. This edition contains extensive and detailed research and annotation by Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura, as well as forewords by the eighteenth-century poet-monk Ryokan and Tenshin Reb Anderson, Senior Dharma Teacher of the San Francisco Zen Center - plus introductory essays from Dogen scholar Steven Heine, and the prominent American Zen master John Daido Loori."--Jacket
Bringing the sacred to life : the daily practice of Zen ritual by John Daido Loori( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen rituals?such as chanting, bowing, lighting incense before the Buddha statue?are ways of recognizing the sacredness in all of life. A ritual is simply a deliberate and focused moment that symbolizes the care with which we should be approaching all of life, and practicing the Zen liturgy is a way of cultivating this quality of attention in order to bring it to everything we do. Here, John Daido Loori demystifies the details of the Zen rituals and highlights their deeper meaning and purpose. We humans are all creatures of ritual, he teaches, whether we recognize it or not. Even if we don't make ritual part of some religious observance, we still fall into ritual behavior, whether it be our daily grooming sequence or the way we have our morning coffee and paper. We run through our personal rituals unconsciously most of the time, but there is great value to introducing meaningful symbolic rituals into our lives and to performing them deliberately and mindfully?because the way we do ritual affects the way we live the rest of our lives. The book includes instructions for a simple Zen home liturgy, as it is practiced by students of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen
Teachings of the earth : Zen and the environment by John Daido Loori( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Zen teaching, everything in the universe exists interdependently, so valuing the welfare of one being over another, or of humans over the planet, makes no sense at all. This teaching, which can empower us to care passionately about the earth and its future, is not only a Zen principle, it s something that comes up for anyone who carefully investigates the nature of reality. It s a lesson found everywhere we look in nature. And the idea is also found in writings by figures as diverse as Lao Tzu, Walt Whitman, Hermann Hesse, and Henry David Thoreau. John Daido Loori reveals the underlying environmental ethic animating these teachings and shows how it can be a wellspring for our appreciation of the earth in the new millennium"--Publisher description
The Zen art book : the art of enlightenment by Stephen Addiss( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a Zen master puts brush to paper, the resulting image is an expression of the quality of his or her mind. It is thus a teaching, intended to compassionately stop us in our tracks and to compel us to consider ultimate truth. Here, forty masterpieces of painting and calligraphy by renowned masters such as Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) and Gibon Sengai (1750–1837) are reproduced along with commentary that illuminates both the art and its teaching. The authors’ essays provide an excellent introduction to both the aesthetic and didactic aspects of this art that can be profound, perplexing, serious, humorous, and breathtakingly beautiful—often all within the same simple piece."--Publisher description
Cave of tigers : modern Zen encounters by John Daido Loori( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eight gates of Zen : spiritual training in an American Zen monastery by John Daido Loori( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making love with light : contemplating nature in words and photographs by John Daido Loori( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The heart of being : moral and ethical teachings of Zen Buddhism
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The heart of being : moral and ethical teachings of Zen BuddhismTwo arrows meeting in mid-air : the Zen koanThe Zen of creativity : cultivating your artistic lifeFinding the still point : a beginner's guide to Zen meditationWaking up : a week inside a Zen monasteryThe art of just sitting : essential writings on the Zen practice of ShikantazaSitting with Koans : essential writings on Zen Koan introspectionThe eight gates of Zen : a program of Zen learning
Alternative Names
Daido Loori, John.

Daido Loori, John 1931-

John D. Loori

John Daido Loori

John Daido Loori American Buddhist writer

Loori, John

Loori, John Daido

Loori, John James

ג'ון דאדיו לורי

ローリ大道

Languages
English (106)

Russian (1)