The Light of the Ancient Buddhas: Ballads of Emptiness and Awakening

The Light of the Ancient Buddhas: Ballads of Emptiness and Awakening

by Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.

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The Light of the Ancient Buddhas: Ballads of Emptiness and Awakening by Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.

Keizan's thirteenth century 'Denkoroku', The Transmission of the Lamp, is a sophisticated Zen fairytale about enlightenment and the empty ground of Being. Keizan uses archetypal myths, legends, and dreams to describe the luminous and awakened Zen mind.

Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan transforms eighteen of the stories into lyrical ballads that focus on the light of the Universal Self. Although the ballad form is usually associated with the chivalrous and romantic tradition of Renaissance Europe, the spiritual subject matter of this book is neither, but rather a deep expression and inquiry into the essence of existence-Being.

These mythic ballads shed light on the wisdom of the early Buddhist masters, and serve as inspiration for those inquiring into their own Buddha Nature and Universal Self.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011221361
Publisher: Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
Publication date: 02/23/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 226,528
File size: 180 KB

About the Author

Tai Sheridan, Ph.D., is a poet, writer, Zen priest, and Buddhist contemplative with forty-three years of training. His poetry transforms ancient Buddhist texts into accessible and inspirational verse. The Buddha in Blue Jeans series is a modern contemplative approach to spiritual awakening. Tai lives in Marin County, California, where he has raised his four children. His books are bestsellers, and have downloaded more than 400,000 editions.

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