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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Choose your country or region Close. 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. An Introduction to Confucianism. The title of the book refers to the “Ten Ox-Herding Pictures” – a set of diagrams used by Buddhists in East Asia since at least the 12th century to chart the stages of spiritual progress on the Chan Path.

He contemplates the nature of Buddhahood, specifies the physical and mental prerequisites for beginning Chan practice, and humbly considers what it means to be an enlightened Chan master. Contributor Stevenson, Daniel B.

This is probably an excellent book if you are ready to set out and are serious about getting into Zen Buddhism. Open Preview See a Problem? Haikuist rated it it was amazing May 29, Want to Read saving….


Josh rated it it hoofprunts amazing Nov 27, 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. Often misunderstood as a system of mind games, the Chan path leads to enlightenment through apparent contradiction. As an overview of Chan principles topics included are: You submitted the following rating and review.

Catalog Record: Hoofprint of the ox | Hathi Trust Digital Library

It really seems to cover the bases. Master Sheng-yen provides an unprecedented understanding of Chan, its tye, and its practice. You arrive without departing. A profound contribution to Western understanding of Chan and Zen, this book is intended for practicing Buddhists as well as anyone interested in learning about the Buddhist path.

Bow First, Ask Questions Later. Beginning with a basic overview of Buddhism and meditation, Hoofprint of the Ox details the progressive mental exercises traditionally followed by all Buddhists. Jim Sherblom rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Brendan rated it really liked it Feb 16, Item s unavailable for purchase.


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Od rated it liked it Dec 22, Fasching, and Todd T. The author, Chan Master Sheng-yen, is a revered figure in the Chinese Buddhist diaspora who divides his time between institutions in Taipei and New York. The Garland of Letters. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While many in the US are familiar with the word “zen”, few know of the earlier Chinese equivalent, Chan. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Zen Vows for Daily Life. Nielsen Book Data Most of the book is given over to normative instructions on the Buddhist path, intended for readers with a personal interest oz Buddhist thought and practice. Please review your cart. Responsibility Master Sheng-yen ; with Dan Stevenson.

Shen-Yen’s emphasis on conjoined contemplation and study resulted in 6 years of solitary meditation and a masters in Buddhist Studies before coming to America.

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