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J.P. Seaton

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The Poetry of Zen

Translated by Sam Hamill and J.P. Seaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $14.95

A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness. Poetry has been an essential aid to Zen Buddhist practice from the dawn of Zen—and Zen has also had a profound... Read more >

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Cold Mountain Poems
Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih
Written by Han Shan
Translated by J.P. Seaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $14.95

Popularized in the West by Beat Generation writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, T’ang-era rebel poet Han Shan is an icon of Chinese poetry and Zen. He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and monastery walls, calling... Read more >

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The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry

Written by J.P. Seaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $22.95

In traditional Chinese culture, the written word, along with the appreciation of it, was prized with an almost religious reverence. Within this world, poetry held a special place that was unrivaled by any other single art, ability, or practical accomplishment and poetic talent was a source of prestige and affluence and... Read more >
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