The Zen Reader (Pocket Edition)



This expertly curated collection of over a thousand years of Zen teachings distills the very essence of the tradition. Through stories, sayings, talks, and records of encounters with Zen masters, beloved translator Thomas Cleary has created a selection of brief and accessible gems of Zen knowledge that inspire us to see the world with fresh eyes—beyond our usual assumptions and prejudices. The great voices presented here encourage us to let go of clinging and embrace reality exactly as it is, embodying the true Zen spirit that has had a tremendous cultural influence around the world.

Edited by Thomas Cleary