Description - Bankei Zen by Peter Haskel
The eccentric Bankei (1622Â 1693) has long been an underground hero in the world of Zen. At a time when Zen was becoming overly formalized in Japan, he stressed its relevance to everyday life, insisting on the importance of naturalness and spontaneity. This volume presents his teachings Â as refreshing and iconoclastic today as they were three hundred years ago Â in a fluent translation by Peter Haskel, accompanied by a vivid account of Bankei's life and times, illustrations, and extensive notes for the scholar.
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(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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Author Biography - Peter Haskel
Haskel received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.