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Cultivating the Empty Field is a latest translation of the center of chinese language Ch'an grasp Hongzhi's wide Record.

First to articulate the meditation strategy identified to modern Zen practitioners as shikantaza ("just sitting") chinese language Zen grasp Hongzhi is without doubt one of the so much influential poets in all of Zen literature. This translation of Hongzhi's poetry, the single such quantity to be had in English, treats readers to his profound knowledge and gorgeous 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 old 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 bound to encourage and pleasure.

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