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Zen's Chinese Heritage: The Masters and Their Teachings Paperback – February 22, 2011
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The book goes through the very beginnings of Chan (Chinese word for Zen) up through the "Golden Age" and beyond. I found very intriguing particularly to see that at one point in the Chan history that there was this point when so many enlightened masters had arose at once. Probably something we may never see again. You will find all Five Schools in here plus other schools that were not so prominent but had an impact as well.
Definitely a book worthy of your dollar.
I started Buddhist practice 8 years ago; from the Theravada tradition to the Mahayana. After studying The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma by RedPine; I graduated to the 3 Volumne series of Chan/Zen Teachings by Charles Luk (Lu K'uan Yu). The unfolding history of our forefathers was not completely unknown to me, but a comprehensive understanding of the past was yet to be reached. This book will fill in any gaps, and I recommend it highly to all Chan/Zen practitioners. And of course other interested scholars.
Andy Ferguson brings alive a sparkling, sometimes wild and crazy, cast of characters. The master/student relationship is highlighted, and the chronological order of presentation helps clarify a long story that is often vague in other works.
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Deep historic background that puts the Chan masters into perspective. A beautifully researched book and a valuable resource for a modern Zen student.Published 8 months ago by PWL
There so many other good Zen history books that are way better than this. This one is terribly borring. They live, say some incoherent stuff, then they die. Read morePublished on May 24, 2014 by Jermaine McGruder
This is a book for scholars of Zen. It is often difficult to trace things back to the beginnings. In fact, mostly it is not possible but this book can help you to see 'beyond the... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Mr Milton Moon
This is the most extensive and exhaustive book on the whole lineage of Zen masters and what each of them taught that I've ever encountered.Published on July 7, 2013 by Upasaka Heng He