The new edition of the classic Zen’s Chinese Heritage is now available and the first orders through the Wisdom website will receive a copy of the original “lineage map” that was included in the first edition of this amazing volume.
“A monumental achievement.”—Robert Aitken
Capturing the austere beauty of the Zen masters’ manner of teaching—heir earthy style, humor, and humanity—Zen’s Chinese Heritage is an intimate and profound human portrait of the enlightened Zen ancients, and an unprecedented look into the depths of this rich cultural heritage.
In this new edition with even more valuable material, Ferguson surveys twenty-five generations of Zen masters, moving chronologically through successive generations of ancestral teachers, supplementing their core teachings with history, biography, and starkly beautiful poetry. In addition to giving the reader the engaging sense of the “family history” of Zen, this uniquely valuable book paints a clear pcture of the tradition’s evolution as a religious, literary, and historical force.