A compilation of essays that cover the life & work of Masao Abe, one of the greatest Zen Buddhist communicators of the 20th century. Masao Abe has opened up a rich dialogue between Japan & the West. He is considered the leading living Zen figure in the Kyoto School of Buddhist thought & the successor of D.T. Suzuki, his early mentor, as the foremost exponent of Zen Buddhism in the West. In this volume, through stories & recollections, 35 leading intellectual figures explore Abe s encounter with the West, incl g. his work on interfaith dialogue as a basis for world peace, as well as his comparative philosophical scholarship over the past 30 years. An extraordinary step ahead in the encounter between Zen & the West.
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