Hoofprint of the Ox. Principles of the Chan Buddhist Path as Taught by a Modern Chinese Master. Master Sheng-yen. With Dan Stevenson. Read “Hoofprint of the Ox Principles of the Chan Buddhist Path as Taught by a Modern Chinese Master” by Master Sheng-yen with Rakuten Kobo. Revered by. Hoofprint of the ox: principles of the Chan Buddhist path as taught by a modern Chinese Master. Responsibility: Master Sheng-yen ; with Dan Stevenson.

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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. While many in the US are familiar with the word “zen”, few know of the earlier Chinese equivalent, Chan. He is the author of numerous popular and academic works, including Subtle Wisdom: Alana rated it liked it May 14, Drawing its title from a famous series of pictures that symbolizes the Chan path as the search of an ox-herd for his wayward ox, Hoofprint of the Ox is an inspirational guide to self-discovery through mental transformation.

Chan gained popularity starting roughly C. Traditionally this involves a graduated approach of moral purification, meditative concentration to develop samadhi, followed by meditative contemplation to develop the insight that true reality is impermanent, empty, and there is no self. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Bow First, Ask Questions Later. While this is my first book on Chan, it seems a good look at traditional Chan in the modern world.

The Buddhist Precepts and Meditative Development. The Ten Ox-herding Pictures. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

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If you’re just mildly interested and want to read more about it like I was this may be a bit much. Peter Deeks rated it really liked it Dec 21, Imprint Oxford ; New York: The Truth of This Life. This is probably an excellent book if you are ready to set out and are serious about getting into Zen Buddhism.

What it Means to be a Chan Master. The “Direct and Sudden” Approach of Chan. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Often misunderstood as a system of mind games, the Chan path involves a process of self-transformation grounded in carefully hewn spiritual disciplines and premises. The first chapter seemed to be an overview of Chan Buddhism that got way too technical for me, but I’m glad I stuck with it.

Oox of the book is given over to hoorprints instructions on the Buddhist path, intended for readers with a personal interest in Buddhist thought and practice.

Chan and the Sudden Path to Enlightenment. Fasching, and Todd T. Certain things were just too dense for me.


James Quirk yoofprints it really liked lx Oct 13, Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Daniel Abrantes dos Santos rated it really liked it Nov 02, Responsibility Master Sheng-yen ; with Dan Stevenson.

Mike rated it it was amazing May 06, Chan gained popularity starting roughl Books from Oxford University Press are well put together, and this one is no exception by Mr. Dogen and Soto Zen.

Haikuist rated it it was amazing May 29, Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. The Use of “Gong’an” and “Huatou”. Introduction to Master Sheng-yen.

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MyserysCrown rated it really liked it Mar 25, Luong-Chau Nguyen rated it really liked it Feb 16, Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Just like how he wrote that “Chan has undergone a steady dilution as it has moved from China to Japan to America”, I wonder to what extent he noticed that seems to apply to the history of Buddhism as a whole.

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