Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin

Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin

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A fiery and intensely dynamic Zen teacher and artist, Hakuin (1685–1768) is credited with almost single-handedly revitalizing Japanese Zen after three hundred years of decline. As a teacher, he placed special emphasis on koan practice, inventing many new koans himself, including the famous “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” This English

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A fiery and intensely dynamic Zen teacher and artist, Hakuin (1685–1768) is credited with almost single-handedly revitalizing Japanese Zen after three hundred years of decline. As a teacher, he placed special emphasis on koan practice, inventing many new koans himself, including the famous “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” This English translation of Hakuin’s intimate self-portrait includes reminiscences from his childhood, accounts of his Zen practice and enlightenment experiences, as well as practical advice for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834823198
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
Shambhala Publications
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Norman Waddell is a professor of international studies at Otani University in Kyoto, Japan. He is also the translator of The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin and Zen Words for the Heart: Hakuin's Commentary on the Heart Sutra.

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