In Infinite Circle, Bernie Glassman, one of America’s most distinctive Zen teachers takes a back-to-basics approach to Zen.
- The Heart Sutra: the Buddha’s essential discourse on emptiness, a central sutra of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.
- “The Identity of Relative and Absolute”: an eighth-century poem by Shih-t’ou His-ch’ien, a key text of the Soto Zen school.
- The Zen precepts: the rules of conduct for laypeople and monks.
– Spirituality and Health
“Glassman’s style and thinking are like thick, polished glass: clear, compact, and strong. Marrying metaphor, illustration, and abstraction, he reaches into the heart of many essential concepts, reminding us firmly that, among other things, ‘we don’t practice to become enlightened . . . we practice because we are enlightened.'”
– Publishers Weekly
“A watershed book for Zen students, a good study companion and a trustworthy guide.”
– Zoketsu Norman Fisher, founding teacher of the Everyday Zen Foundation
- Dimensions: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
- Pages: 160