The Second Generation of Zen Teaching in North America contents announced

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cypress mock coverWe are honoured to be publishing Richard Bryan’s third and fourth volumes of his epic history of Zen Buddhism:

  • The Third Step East: Zen Masters of America
  • Cypress Trees in the Garden: The Second Generation of Zen Teaching in North America

The Third Step East is almost through the design process and will be released early this year.

We have just received the complete manuscript for Cypress Trees in the Garden, comprising in-depth interviews with many leading Zen teachers, to be released in the autumn of this year, and are pleased to share with you the table of contents:

Author’s Note
Prologue: Zen Mountain Monastery
Chapter One: Three Abbots
• Blanche Hartman
• Steve Stucky
• Mel Weitsman
Chapter Two: Three Oshos
• Myokyo McLean
• Seiju Mammoser
• Yoshin Radin
Chapter Three: Shinge Sherry Chayat
Chapter Four: Genjo Marinello
Chapter Five: Eshu Martin
Chapter Six: Shodo Harada and Enso House
Chapter Seven: Three Sanbo Zen Teachers
• Elaine MacInnes
• Patrick Gallagher
• Henry Shukman
Chapter Eight: John Tarrant
Chapter Nine: Joan Sutherland
Chapter Ten: James Ford
Chapter Eleven: Three Boundless Way Teachers
• Melissa Blacker
• David Rynick
• Josh Bartok
Chapter Twelve: Bernard Tetsugen Glassman
Chapter Thirteen: John Daido Loori
Chapter Fourteen: Konrad Ryushin Marchaj
Chapter Fifteen: Jan Chozen Bays
Chapter Sixteen: Gerry Shisshin Wick
Chapter Seventeen: Two Catholic Priests
• Robert Kennedy
• Kevin Hunt
Chapter Eighteen: Bodhin Kjolhede
Chapter Nineteen: Sunyana Graef
Chapter Twenty: Taigen Henderson
Chapter Twenty-One: Mitra Bishop
Chapter Twenty-Two: Three at the Springwater Center for Meditative Inquiry
• Toni Packer
• Wayne Coger
• Sandra González
Chapter Twenty-Three: Dosho Port
Chapter Twenty-Four: Two Teachers in the Kwan Um School of Zen
• Bobby Rhodes
• Richard Shrobe
Chapter Twenty-Five: Three at Blue Cliff
• Brother Phap Vu
• Brother Phap Man
• Sister Dang Nghiem
Epilogue: Two Zendos in Maine
• Great Tides Zen
• Morgan Bay Zendo

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