Zen’s Chinese Heritage

The Masters and Their Teachings
Foreword by
Reb Anderson and Steven Heine

“This is an indispensable reference for any student of Buddhism. Ferguson has given us an impeccable and very readable translation.”—John Daido Loori, late abbot, Zen Mountain Monastery

Paperback
576 pages, 6 x 9 inches
$26.95
ISBN 9780861716173
Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

Zen’s Chinese Heritage traces twenty-five generations of enlightened Buddhist teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and poetry. The result is an intimate and profound human portrait of the enlightened Zen ancients, and an unprecedented look into the depths of the rich cultural heritage.

In this new edition with even more valuable material, Ferguson surveys generations of Zen masters, moving chronologically through successive generations of ancestral teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and starkly beautiful poetry. In addition to giving the reader the engaging sense of the “family history” of Zen, this uniquely valuable book paints a clear picture of the tradition’s evolution as a religious, literary, and historical force.

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