The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin by Norman Waddell
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc. | 1994 | ISBN: 0877739722 | 137 pages | PDF (scan) | 19,1 MB
A fiery and intensely dynamic Zen teacher and artist, Hakuin (1686-1769) is credited with almost single-handedly revitalizing Japanese Zen after three hundred years of decline. As a teacher, he placed special emphasis on koan practice, inventing many new koans himself, including the famous "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" As an artist, Hakuin used calligraphy and painting to create "visual Dharma"—teachings that powerfully express the nature of enlightenment.