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Footprints in the Snow: The Autobiography of a Chinese Buddhist Monk

by Master Chan Sheng Yen

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Buddhist Master Sheng-Yen is one of the foremost teachers of Chan (Chinese predeccessor of Zen) Buddhism in the world. Now in his late seventies, the author of over 100 books and founder of Buddhist meditation centers in the United States and Taiwan tells his own story, recounting his travels and travails in a life singularly focused on spiritual devotion.

"Footprints in the Snow" is a simply told inspirational account of a man who has found in hardship the opportunities to strengthen and share his faith and his practice with those who would receive it. ( )
  markflanagan | Jun 26, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385513305, Hardcover)

In this landmark memoir, a renowned Buddhist master traces his spiritual journey against the panoramic story of China from the pre-Communist era to the present.

Master Sheng Yen has devoted much of his life to spreading the teachings of Chinese Buddhism—a practice that antedates the more familiar Japanese and Tibetan traditions—throughout the world. He became known in the United States after he began founding meditation centers here in 1980. Now in his late seventies, he tells the remarkable story of his life and spiritual education in Footprints in the Snow. From descriptions of the private world of Buddhist masters to first-hand accounts of Chinese history, it is a rare document that is both an important look at China’s past and a compelling spiritual journey across a lifetime.
Sheng Yen’s story is of a life lived in the last years of the Republic of China, the Sino-Japanese War, and the founding of the People’s Republic of China. An eye-opening slice of modern history as well as an authoritative introduction to an ancient religious tradition, Footprints in the Snow will appeal to spiritual seekers, travelers who want to understand more about China, or anyone looking for a fascinating story.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:05 -0400)

Master Sheng Yen has devoted much of his life to spreading the teachings of Chinese Buddhism{u2014}a practice that antedates the more familiar Japanese and Tibetan traditions{u2014}throughout the world. He became known in the United States after he began founding meditation centers here in 1980. Now in his late seventies, he tells the remarkable story of his life and spiritual education in Footprints in the Snow. From descriptions of the private world of Buddhist masters to first-hand accounts of Chinese history, it is a rare document that is both an important look at China{u2019}s past and a compelling spiritual journey across a lifetime.--From publisher description.… (more)

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