Arthur Braverman

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Arthur Braverman
Born (1942-12-08) December 8, 1942 (age 74)
Bronx (New York City)
Occupation writer/translator/teacher
Education Graduated from City College of the City University of New York
Alma mater Columbia University
Subject Zen Buddhism

Arthur Braverman is an American author and translator, primarily translating from Japanese to English. A Zen Buddhist practitioner, Braverman lived in Japan for seven years and studied at Antai-ji temple in 1969 training under Kosho Uchiyama. In 1978 he returned to the United States and studied classical Japanese at Columbia University.[1] He lives in Ojai, CA with his wife.[2]


  • Living and Dying in Zazen: Five Zen Masters of Modern Japan
  • Dharma Brothers: Kodo and Tokujoo, An historical novel based on the lives of two Zen masters, Kodo Sawaki and Kozan Tokujoo Kato.


  • Mud and Water: The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui
  • Warrior of Zen: The Diamond-Hard Wisdom Mind of Suzuki Shosan
  • A Quiet Room: The Poetry of Zen Master Jakushitsu


  1. ^ Braverman, Nao (February 1, 2010). "Braverman, Arthur". Dharma Brothers Kodo and Tokujoo, a historical novel based on the lives of Kodo Sawaki and Tokujoo Kozan Kato, two zen masters. Sweeping Zen. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mud and Water". Wisdom Publications website. Wisdom Publications. Archived from the original on 15 June 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2010.