Seeds For A Boundless Life: Zen Teachings From The Heart

by Zenkei Blanche Hartman

Compiled by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Zenkei Blanche Hartman is an American Zen legend. A teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, she was the first female abbot of an American Zen center. She is greatly revered, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has lived and taught for many years. This, her long-awaited first book, is a collection of short teachings taken from her talks on the subject of boundlessness—the boundlessness that sees beyond our small, limited self to include all others. To live a boundless life she encourages living the vows prescribed by the Buddha and living life with the curiosity of a child. The short, stand-alone pieces can be dipped into whenever one is in need of inspiration.

This book was compiled by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, a Dharma heir of Zenkei Blanche Hartman. It was completed while the Roshi’s life was coming to a close. Zenju Sensei says, “It was a profound experience to receive transmission by listening to the many talks and compliing them so that her teacher’s voice remained in the world.”


Available at Shambhala Publications