In this Site you will find articles, recorded talks, extracts from and information on books on Yoga, Vedanta, Zen, Buddhism, Judo and Shogi.
We encourage you to contact us with questions and comments. The site is being continually reviewed and developed and your ideas and suggestions are always welcome.
This website incorporates all the information contained in Trevor Leggett’s two websites which he established between the years 1995 -2000. We here reproduce the two sites with the same appearance and content as they had before his death in August 2000. He was always keen to use new ways to disseminate spiritual methods and teachings and to encourage people to realize their true self. In the year 2000 his sites were getting an average of 6900 hits per month.
Film and Book Launch at The Buddhist Society, London on Saturday 17th November 2018 at 3pm
A short film on the life and work of Trevor Leggett entitled ‘A man of the Ways’ will be shown at the Buddhist Society, 58 Eccleston Square London SW1V 1PH on Saturday 17th November 2018 at 3pm.
The film will be followed by a talk on Trevor Leggett, his books on Zen, Yoga, Judo and Shogi and on the Trust that was established after his death in 2,000, The Trevor Leggett Adhyatma Yoga Trust (‘TLAYT’).
Trevor Leggett is well known for his talks and articles on Yoga and Zen, and for his books on Zen, Yoga, Judo and Shogi. He studied Judo and Zen in Japan for a number of years. He was the first foreigner to obtain 6th Dan from the Kodokan, Tokyo and he was one of the leading teachers of Judo in the United Kingdom. He practised Adhyatma Yoga for over sixty years and was a pupil of Hari Prasad Shastri for eighteen years until his death in 1956. More information is available on the TLAYT website www.tlayt.org.
The Buddhist Society Trust, in association with the Trevor Leggett Adhyatma Yoga Trust, has so far republished five of Trevor’s books on Zen and Yoga as soft back editions in 2017 and 2018. These are ‘Zen and the Ways’; ’Three Ages of Zen’: A First Zen Reader; A Second Zen Reader (‘The Tigers Cave’); and ‘The Chapter of the Self. A sixth book, a compilation of Trevor’s Middle Way articles and talks to the Buddhist Society, is planned for 2019.
Copies of Trevor Leggett’s books will be on display and available for purchase on 17th November. These will include audio book and soft back editions of ‘Encounters in Yoga and Zen’ and ‘Lotus Lake Dragon Pool’ and the new paperback edition of Trevor’s magnum opus ‘The Complete Commentary by Sankara on the Yoga Sutras’. TLAYT also hopes that the new soft back editions of Trevor’s two Books on Judo, ‘Kata Judo’ and ‘Championship Judo – Tai-otoshi and O-uchi-gari attacks,’ currently in preparation, will also be available by the 17th November.
All are welcome. Arrival from 2.30pm for light refreshments. Following the talk, Tea and cakes will be available at about 4pm and the book stall will be open.
All those attending will receive a complimentary copy of Trevor’s last book ‘Jewels from the Indra Net’.
The Trevor Leggett film and talk form part of the Buddhist Society’s 94th Anniversary Day celebration which starts at 11.00am. Anyone wishing to attend the events in the morning should contact the General Secretary, Odin Biddulph, on [email protected] or 0207 834 5858.
‘Zen and the Ways’ and ‘ Three Ages of Zen’
Available now at £12.99 each
‘A First Zen Reader’ and ‘The Tiger’s Cave – A Second Zen Reader’
Available in Spring 2018
Published by the Buddhist Society, London, in partnership with TLAYT, these four books are being offered in new, high quality, softback editions.
Jewels from the Indra Net’
Trevor Leggett’s last book of Yoga and Zen teaching stories will be available late in 2018 as an e-book edition published by TLAYT. It will have a new cover designed by the winning student of Sussex Coast College, Hastings design competition sponsored by TLAYT.
‘The Dragon Mask’
This book of Judo stories in the Zen tradition is now available in e-book and softback editions published by Ukemi Productions Ltd at £6.15 and £5.36 respectively.
‘Encounters in Yoga and Zen’ and ‘Lotus Lake, Dragon Pool’
New editions of these books published by TLAYT are now available as audiobooks, e-books and softback editions at £7.99, £4.99 and £8.99 respectively.
‘The Complete Commentary by Sankara on the Yoga Sutras
– The vivarana sub-commentary to Vyasa-bhashya on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’
Available now at £4.99, published by TLAYT this new e-book edition contains two additions to the original edition – a short guide on ‘How to use this book’ written by Trevor Leggett and a new Preface produced by Dr. Kengo Harimoto of Mohidal University, Thailand. Dr. Harimoto is the author of ‘ God, Reason and Yoga’ and many other academic works including papers on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
Trevor Leggett’s books embrace four main categories:-
Academic translations of texts on spiritual training in Sanskrit and Japanese. These texts shed new light on theory and practice.
Traditional explanations of Yoga and Zen teaching for daily life practice. Here, the author is carrying on an instruction from his teacher to spread Truth in universal non-sectarian terms.
Many little-known training stories, ancient and modern, from both Yoga and Zen traditions. These stories give vivid instances of applications to daily life.
Technical instruction books on Judo and Shogi (Japanese Chess). Both Judo and Shogi can be used as ways for inner development.