Daily Zen Library
Zen is For Everyone - The Xiao Zhi Guan Text
The Xiao Zhi Guan makes the practice of Zen, a seemingly harsh and strict discipline, accessible to the lay person. Popularly known as Beginner's Zen and The Little Samatha Vipasyana Manual, this charmingly simple book of meditation has been a favorite of teachers and students of Zen from the sixth century to the present. Its author, Zhi Yi or Chih I (538-597), was founder of the Tiantai school of Buddhism in China.