Essential Chan Buddhism The Character and Spirit of Chinese Zen
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Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Essential Chan Buddhismprovides a rare glimpse into this tremendously rich but little-known ancient spiritual tradition of China. Full of hard-won wisdom, passages of lyrical beauty, and profound teachings clearly and simply expressed, it is also a testimony of religious commitment and insight. The work captures the ?avor and incantatory style of Guo Jun’s spoken English in talks he gave at a fourteen-day retreat near Jakarta in 2010 and in subsequent conversations with his editor, Kenneth Wapner. Guo Jun takes up themes already familiar to Western readers, such as mindfulness and relaxation in meditation, but Chan goes further than Zen in extending these principles to daily life. This More...
Robert Thurmanis the author of the critically acclaimed, popular original booksInner RevolutionandInfinite Lifeand a translator of sacred Tibetan texts, includingThe Essence of True EloquenceandThe Tibetan Book of the Dead.He teaches at Columbia University and holds the first endowed chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in America. Cofounder of Tibet House US and Menla Mountain Retreat Center, he lives in New York City and Woodstock, New York.
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