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By John Stevens | Comments: ( 289 ) | Date: ( Feb 16, 2020 )

Here are the inspirational life and teachings of Awa Kenzo 1880 1939 , the Zen and kyudo archery master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel s cult classic Zen in the Art of Archery in 1953 Kenzo lived and taught at a pivotal time in Japan s history, when martial arts were practiced primarily for self cultivation, and his wise and penetraHere are the inspirational life and teachings of Awa Kenzo 1880 1939 , the Zen and kyudo archery master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel s cult classic Zen in the Art of Archery in 1953 Kenzo lived and taught at a pivotal time in Japan s history, when martial arts were practiced primarily for self cultivation, and his wise and penetrating instructions for practice and life including aphorisms, poetry, instructional lists, and calligraphy are infused with the spirit of Zen Kenzo uses the metaphor of the bow and arrow to challenge the practitioner to look deeply into his or her own true nature About The Author John Stevens is Professor of Buddhist Studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan He is the author or translator of over twenty books on Buddhism, Zen, Aikido, and Asian culture He has practiced and taught Aikido all over the world Table Of Contents Preface vii Introduction 1 The Life of Awa Kenzo 5 The Teachings of Awa Kenzo 29 Tales of the Bow 79 Notes 89 Bibliography 99 Special Features Zen Bow, Zen Arrow


  • Title: Zen Bow, Zen Arrow: The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from "Zen in the Art of Archery"
  • Author: John Stevens
  • ISBN: 9781590304426
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Zen Bow, Zen Arrow: The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from "Zen in the Art of Archery"

  • Patrick

    This is a short little book about one of the great practitioners of Kyudo, Japanese archery. I zipped through it quickly, and found it engaging, but nice and quick. Part of my education about bows. The philosophical aspect of shooting is, to me, very obvious, though my "barbarian" view of it still attaches significance to hitting the target, though that seems secondary to the Japanese Archer to the spiritual understandings they get via the meditation element of the endeavor, or Way, as they call [...]


  • Roberto Arrieta

    “Do your best at each and everything. That is the key to success. Learn one thing well and you will learn how to understand ten thousand things. Ten thousand things are one; this is the secret place of understanding you must find. Then everything is mysterious and wonderful.” Awa Kenzo.Awa Kenzo was a martial artist that lived in the years just after the Meiji Restoration when the samurai way of life was eliminated and there was a profound social upheaval in Japan. He had a difficult life, l [...]


  • Catherine Ronan

    Excellent advice for archery and life.


  • Bernie Gourley

    Awa Kenzo is variously known as an archer without compare, a Zen master, or as the teacher of Eugene Herrigel. Herrigel was a German philosopher who wrote a thin book entitled, “Zen in the Art of Archery” that gained a global following. Herrigel’s book was about his time as a student of Kenzo and the insight that he gained into both Zen and Kyūdō—Japanese style archery—through his studies. Kenzo lived from 1880 to 1939, a period during which arts like kyūdō were used more for devel [...]


  • Paul

    When i picked this book up from the cheap bin i thought that i'd found something that i'd been looking for: Applied Buddhist Philosophy, that and at a great price! Most books and articles on Buddhism seem to dance around the subject, and while i do realize that there is no "how to" in Buddhism, i am interested exploring the philosophy through less abstract notions than trying to figure out the sound of one hand clappingAnyway, so here it was. The life and teachings of a zen Buddhist master who a [...]


  • Benjamin Spurlock

    When I was offered this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. Zen archery as a concept had intrigued me for awhile, but I'd never sat down to research it. John Stevens has an introduction that really sets the tone for the rest of the book. In it, he recounts the story of him achieving zenshin- a kind of epiphany- with one shot, and instead of firing another, he withdrew from the training area and never fired another arrow again, choosing rather to enjoy the experience of 'one shot, one life.' If y [...]


  • Melissa

    I bought this book on a whim because it reminded me of a friend and I thought I'd give it for an impromptu gift. I ended up reading it instead and really glad I did. There is something to learn from taking the time to learn a task/ skill well. There is beauty in that action alone.I can't say whether the author was true to Zen Buddhism and kyudo but I think he gave his heart to his studies and inspired others. Good job. Good book. I think I eventually did give it to my friend - though a little re [...]


  • Mark Bourdon

    This provides a nice introduction and should be read as a primer with pithy lessons; not the authoritative guide.


  • Adam

    A light, but interesting book on Awa Kenzo, one of the masters of Zen Archery.


  • Amit

    a good follow up to Zen and the Art of Archery. just started


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