Great Doubt: Practicing Zen in the World (Wisdom Publications, 2016).
Great Doubt: Practicing Zen in the World – translated and introduced by Jeff Shore. Wisdom Publications will publish a book of Jeff’s translations and comments on Boshan’s great doubt, including admonitions for those who don’t arouse it, and admonitions for those who do. For the general audience, it has been made much more readable and easily understandable than the original retreat lectures. Please share with those who may be interested:
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (July 26, 2016). Paperback. Language: English. The book may be pre-ordered on Amazon.
Zen Classics for the Modern World: Translations of Chinese Zen Poems & Prose with Contemporary Commentary (Diane Press, Philadelphia, 2011).
Zen Classics for the Modern World, containing three different Chinese Zen texts and accompanied by authoritative, contemporary commentary developed in conjunction with retreats held in Europe and the United States, reveals the depth and diversity of Zen Buddhism as a living tradition (more information on the book may be found here. The book is now out of print. When it is republished, we’ll mention it here.
Being Without Self: Zen for the Modern World (Asoka, Rotterdam, 2008).
Being Without Self: Zen for the Modern World goes to the heart of the matter of Zen, taking the reader on a clear and straightforward exploration set in the context of contemporary situations and problems.
The English edition of Jeff’s book: Being Without Self: Zen for the Modern World is available for free to those who attend retreats.
The Dutch edition of Jeff’s book, Zijn Zonder Zelf: de kern van zen (Asoka, 2008) is available for €17,95 at bookstores in the Netherlands and Belgium and can also be ordered online.
(The English edition contains some chapters not available in this edition).
A Spanish-language translation of the original English version of Jeff’s book, Being Without Self: Zen for the Modern World is now available under the title, Being Without Self: The Practice of Zen Buddhism Here and Now (Editorial Pax-México, 2014). Jeff’s book goes to the heart of the matter of Zen, taking the reader on a straightforward exploration set in the context of contemporary situations and problems.
A limited edition Hungarian translation of Jeff’s book was published in March, 2010. A second book is now available in Hungarian (see photo). This book compiles Jeff’s works on koan Zen and the Great Doubt. For details on both books in Hungarian, contact Attila.
A German edition of Jeff’s first book is now being completed. Details will be provided here.
Jeff also contributed to What Is Self? A Study of the Spiritual Journey in Terms of Consciousness (by Bernadette Roberts, Sentient Publications, 2005), and The Sayings of Layman P’ang: A Zen Classic of China (Shambhala, March 2009).
For Fukushima’s biography, see The Laughing Buddha of Tofukuji: The Life of Zen Master Keidô Fukushima (by Ishwar Harris; World Wisdom). For the teaching of Fukushima’s master Zenkei Shibayama, see Gateless Barrier (Shambhala), formerly published as Zen Comments on the Mumonkan (Harper & Row). An In Memoriam for Zenkei Shibayama by Kudo Sumiko can be found here (pdf file).