Working with Zen Koans

Because words can no more hold the truth than a net can hold water, we use koans. Koans are sayings, or doings, of Zen masters, the patriarchs and Buddha. Take for example the koan: The Sound of One Hand clapping. It reads: “You know the sound of two hands clapping. What is the sound of one hand clapping?” The obvious, intellectual answer is, No sound at all! But then what is this No sound? More

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Published: Oct. 29, 2009
Words: 10,500
Language: English
ISBN: 9780986631832
About Albert Low

Albert William Low is an authorized Zen master, an internationally published author, and a former human resources executive. He has lived in England, South Africa, Canada, and the United States and has resided in Montreal since 1979 as the Teacher and Director of the Montreal Zen Center.

Albert Low holds a BA degree in Philosophy and Psychology, and is a trained counselor. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws for scholastic attainment and community service by Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario.

As an internationally acclaimed author, he has had fourteen books published, some of which have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Turkish.

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