Bring Me the Rhinoceros

coverBring Me the Rhinoceros : And Other Zen Koans to Bring You Joy, by John Tarrant, at from Harmony Books, ISBN 1400047641. A Zen teacher who trained in the ancient koan tradition for 30 years demonstrates that these traditional Zen stories remain as vital and relevant as ever. In this book he uses them to awaken us to the universal enigmas of knowing and not knowing, living and dying, hanging on and letting go. Each chapter begins with a koan - a brief paradoxical story or question without a rational answer - followed by Tarrant's wise, warm and enlightening insights into what it has to teach us.