By Honghzhi Zhengue, Taigen Dan Leighton, Yi Wu
Cultivating the Empty Field is a contemporary translation of the middle of chinese language Ch'an grasp Hongzhi's large Record.
First to articulate the meditation process recognized to modern Zen practitioners as shikantaza ("just sitting") chinese language Zen grasp Hongzhi is without doubt one of the such a lot influential poets in all of Zen literature. This translation of Hongzhi's poetry, the one such quantity on hand in English, treats readers to his profound knowledge and lovely literary present. as well as dozens of Hongshi's non secular poems, translator Daniel Leighton bargains a longer creation, putting the master's paintings in its historic context , in addition to lineage charts and different information regarding the chinese language impact on eastern Soto Zen.
Both non secular literature and meditation guide, Cultivating the Empty Field is certain to motivate and enjoyment.