Footprints in the Snow The Autobiography of a Chinese Buddhist Monk

ISBN-10: 0385513305
ISBN-13: 9780385513302
Edition: 2008
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Description: Master Sheng-Yen has devoted much of his life to spreading the teachings of Chinese Buddhism-a practice that antedates the more familiar Japanese and Tibetan traditions-throughout the world. He became known in the United States after he began  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Master Sheng-Yen has devoted much of his life to spreading the teachings of Chinese Buddhism-a practice that antedates the more familiar Japanese and Tibetan traditions-throughout the world. He became known in the United States after he began founding meditation centers here in 1980. Now in his late seventies, he tells the remarkable story of his life and spiritual education in FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW. From descriptions of the private world of Buddhist masters to first-hand accounts of Chinese history, it is a rare document that is both an important look at China's past and a compelling spiritual journey across a lifetime. Sheng-Yen7;s story is of a life lived in the last years of the Republic of China, the Sino-Japanese War, and the founding of the People's Republic of China. An eye-opening slice of modern history as well as an authoritative introduction to an ancient religious tradition, FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW will appeal to spiritual seekers, travelers who want to understand more about China, or anyone looking for a fascinating story.

CHAN MASTER SHENG YEN is the author of more than fifty books on Buddhist teachings. He divides his time between New York City and Taipei.

Shoes of Woven Grass
The Open Door
Wolf Mountain
Going to Heaven
Rites for the Dead
A Monk's Education
Army of the Faithful
Dropping the Mind
Free at Last
"The filial son is produced under the cane"
Wild Potato Leaves
Lampooned and Feared
In the Land of the Rising Sun
Forays West
Eating Bitter
Wandering
The First Altar
Chan in the Hills
Drum Beats East
Full Circle
Epilogue
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