Daily Zen Library


Bankei Zen

The eccentric Bankei has long been an underground hero in the world of Zen. At a time when Zen was becoming overly formalized in Japan, he stressed its relevance to everyday life, insisting on the importance of naturalness and spontaneity.  This volume presents his teachings–as refreshing and iconoclastic today as they were three hundred years ago–in a fluent translation by Peter Haskel, accompanied by a vivid account of Bankei's life and tiems, illustrations, and extensive notes for the scholar.

Eye of the Storm – Walnut and Birch

The design elements in this box include the use of the knot holes occurring naturally in the birch.  The front and back feature knotholes which are lined with walnut to match the interior.  The lid is a rich, warm walnut.  The total effect is one of all...

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