The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism
-- Over 1,700 in-depth entries from A-Z containing information on the beliefs, practices, and history of Zen Buddhism as well as its most significant movements, organizations, and personalities.
-- Complete with black-and-white photos throughout that illustrate the many aspects of Zen Buddhist culture and religion, including temples, relics, artifacts, and the ceremonial objects used by practitioners.
-- Thoroughly cross-referenced entries guide the reader to related terms and concepts.
Zen Buddhism is one of the most important and influential world religions. Its unique forms of artistic, philosophical, and spiritual practices, including meditation, haiku, and calligraphy, have spread throughout the world. Written in a clear and accessible style, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism introduces readers to this vital and influential tradition.