Known for her profound insight and compassion, Daehaeng Sunim has impeccable credentials as a Zen master, having spent long years of training in the mountains of Korea before she began to teach. Though steeped in the tradition, she has a refreshing approach: No River to Cross avoids the intellectual trappings of many Buddhist books, choosing instead to get personal. It's disarmingly simple, yet remarkably profound, pointing the reader again and again to his or her True Nature-- the enlightenment that is always within.
Daehaeng Sunim has emerged as one of the most creative and accessible of contemporary Korean Buddhist teachers. Her disciples, quite unusually, also include a number of monks-something unheard of previously in a patriarchal monastic tradition. The organization she founded over three decades ago, the Hanmaum Seonwon, has emerged as one of the most influential Korean Buddhist institutions today, with over fifteen domestic branches and ten overseas centers.