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Publisher’s Weekly declared, “This is one of the few historical surveys of Zen available. Hoover reveals a culture of extraordinary richness and variety.”
HAN SHAN, THE COLD MOUNTAIN POEMS, tr.
First published Wed Jun 28, 2006; substantive revision Fri Oct 8, 2010 Zen aims at a perfection of personhood. To this end, sitting meditation called “ za-zen ” is employed as a foundational method of prāxis across the different schools of this Buddha-Way, through which the Zen practitioner attempts to embody non-discriminatory wisdom vis-à-vis the meditational experience known as “ satori ” (enlightenment).