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Hoofprint Of The Ox: principles of the Chan Buddhist path as taught by a modern Chinese master
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the Chan (Japanese, Zen) Buddhist Path. The author, Chan Master Sheng-yen, is a revered figure in the Chinese Buddhist diaspora who divides his time between institutions in Taipei and New York. Although Zen Buddhism originated and evolved in China and is experiencing a revival there today, most Westerners are far more familiar with its Japenese manifestation. Master Sheng-yen hopes this book will help rectify this situation. Most of the book is given over to normative instructions on the Buddhist path, intended for readers with a personal interest in Buddhist thought and practice. Sheng-yen offers such readers a course that blends academic learning, study of Buddhist doctrine, and rigourous meditation practice.
"In this illuminating treatise readers will discover a Chan practice that is marvelously alive.... A very special book; highly recommended."