Kobori Nanrei Sohaku
|Kobori Nanrei Sōhaku|
|Students||James H. Austin|
Kobori Nanrei Sōhaku (小堀 南嶺?) (1918—1992) was a Japanese Rinzai roshi and former abbot of Ryōkōin, a subtemple of Daitoku-ji in Kyoto, Japan. A student of the late Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Sōhaku was fluent in English and known to hold regular sesshins until the 1980s which many Americans attended. One of his American students is James H. Austin, author of Zen and the Brain. Austin writes of his teacher, "This remarkable person, Kobori-roshi, inspired me to begin the long path of Zen and stick to it. As a result, I have since continued to repair my ignorance about Zen and its psychophysiology during an ongoing process of adult reeducation."
- Levine, xliii
- Franck, 84
- Austin, 175
- Austin, James H. Chase, Chance, and Creativity: The Lucky Art of Novelty. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-51135-5.
- Franck, Frederick (2004). The Buddha Eye: An Anthology of the Kyoto School and Its Contemporaries. World Wisdom, Inc. ISBN 0-941532-59-3.
- Hori, Victor G. (Autumn 1992). "My Companion as I Return to the Village Without Moon: Kobori Nanrei, 1918-1992". The Eastern Buddhist. Eastern Buddhist Society. XXV (2): 149–152. ISSN 0012-8708.
- Levine, Gregory P.A. (2005). Daitokuji: The Visual Cultures of a Zen Monastery. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98540-2.
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