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- ISBN: 9781582436302 | 1582436304
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/1/2010
The journey of Buddhism over centuries, from India to China and then to Japan, is the stuff of mythology. In 1982, Matthiessen, the first dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman travelled with Glassman to pay respect to some of the great Zen masters of Japan. In a meeting of minds representing the past, present and future of Zen practice, an intimate connection between ancestors and descendents takes place marking a critical point in the Zen journey from East to West. This is a unique and exquisite poetic account of the pilgrimage.