Great Doubt: Practicing Zen in the World (Wisdom Publications, July 26, 2016).
Great Doubt: Practicing Zen in the World – translated and introduced by Jeff Shore. Wisdom Publications have published a book of Jeff’s translations and comments on Boshan’s great doubt, including exhortations for those who don’t arouse it, and for those who do. The transcribed lectures have been made more readable and easily understandable for a general audience. Please share with those who may be interested. The book may be ordered on Amazon for circa 40% off the list price. For more reviews, see here.
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.
A Dutch edition of Jeff’s book, Zijn Zonder Zelf: de kern van zen (Asoka, 2008). (The English edition contains some chapters not available in this edition).
Update: This book is now out of print.
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.
Based on Jeff’s teachings in ‘Being Without Self’ but extensively revised and with new material, this book in German presents both a comprehensive and refreshing view on Zen practice; from basic meditation instructions to the controversial topic of Dharma transmission, with a special focus on integrating Zen in everyday life. The book, Der Weg beginnt unter deinen Füßen: Zen für das moderne Leben is due to be published in March 2018. For details, please see the publisher’s website 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).