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Zen Masters Of China

The First Step East
by Richard Bryan McDaniel
Tuttle Pub

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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 320 pp.
Size: 5.30 x 8.50 inches

ISBN: 9780804842822
TB Code: 1908248
Availability: 289 in stock

Zen Masters of China presents more than 300 traditional Zen stories and koans, far more than any other collection. Retelling them in their proper place in Zen's historical journey through Chinese Buddhist culture, it also tells a larger story: how, in taking the first step east from India to China, Buddhism began to be Zen.

The stories of Zen are unlike any other writing, religious or otherwise. Used for centuries by Zen teachers as aids to bring about or deepen the experience of awakening, they have a freshness that goes beyond religious practice and a mystery and authenticity that appeal to a wide range of readers.