The Wild, White Goose: The Diary of a Female Zen Priest, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Wild, White Goose

The Diary of a Female Zen Priest, 1st Edition

By Jiyu Kennett


539 pages

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Paperback: 9781138666238
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This book, first published as two volumes in 1977 and 1978, was published purely for the purpose of showing how Buddhist training was done by the Reverend Jiyu-Kennett in the Far East. The material for the book was taken from diaries covering eight years spent by the author in Far Eastern temples, and describe her religious training and her growth of a Zen priest into a teacher, running her own temple.

Table of Contents

1. The Layman 2. The Trainee 3. The Parish Priest 4. The Eternal Bo Tree

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

This eleven-volume set gathers together some essential texts on Zen Buddhism. They range from newly-translated sixteenth-century documents from a Japanese temple to a modern work on the usefulness of Zen precepts in the ‘helping professions’ of medicine and the social services. Works also detail the rigours of training for a life as a Buddhist priest, the links between yoga and Zen, Zen and swordsmanship, and other Japanese Zen traditions.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies