The power and simplicity of the Korean Zen tradition shine in this collection of teachings by a rewned modern master. Kusan Sunim (1901-1983) provides a wealth of practical advice for students, particularly with regard to the uniquely Korean practice of hwadu, or sitting with questioning. An extensive introduction by Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs , provides both a biography of the author and a brief history of Korean Zen.
Kusan Sunim (1901-1983) was the resident Zen Master at Songgwang Sa, one of the largest monasteries in South Korea. He was the first Zen teacher to accept and train Western students in a Korean monastery.