Master Sheng-yen combines wisdom gained from years of study and practice with knowledge of the contemporary world to show how Chan and Buddha’s teachings are still relevant today. Beginners, as well as those already on the path, will find clear and useful guidance as the revered teacher answers questions from his students on the simple yet elusive principles of Chan (Zen) practice.
"Chan Master Sheng-yen is a great teacher and I have great confidence in his scholarship and wisdom. I feel privileged to be his friend, and admire what he has been doing for the Buddhadharma in the East as well as in the West." —Thich Nhat Hanh
"When I listen to Master Sheng-yen’s presentation of Chan Buddhism teachings, my immediate and very profound feeling is that I am listening to words of wisdom from someone who is very experienced and a great practitioner." —His Holiness, The Dalai Lama