We often speak of time as a commodity—as something we “save” or “spend”—or as something that slips through our fingers before we can accomplish what we want. The Zen view is radically, wonderfully different: time is a creative, dynamic process that continuously produces the world and everything in it. Understanding this—that there literally is no time to “lose”—is the door to freedom. “Move over, Martin Heidegger. The late Japanese Zenmaster Katagiri Roshi conveys a zest for Zen understanding that differs from the calm inscrutability of other Zen Buddhists.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review).