[[ Reading ]] ➽ In Heaven's River: Poems and Carvings of Mountain-Monk Enku Author Julian Daizan Skinner – Tactical-player.co.uk

In Heaven's River: Poems and Carvings of Mountain-Monk Enku Poems And Carvings Of Th Century Japanese Mountain Monk Enku Orphaned At Age Seven When His Mother Was Washed Away In A River Flood, The Japanese Monk, Enku Practiced Deep In The Mountains And Produced Artworks Radant With Love And Compassion All Profits From The Sale Of This Book Go To Aid For Japan Caring For Children Orphaned By The Tsunami Registered Charity No


8 thoughts on “In Heaven's River: Poems and Carvings of Mountain-Monk Enku

  1. says:

    A wonderful tribute to the work of Enku, a 17th century yamabushi or mountain monk ascetic who carved 120,000 images of the Buddha and left than a thousand poems.The book combines beautiful photographs of the carvings with one hundred of the poems in the original Japanese, transliterated into Roman script and then translated This makes it


  2. says:

    This book is one of those rare ones that will remain a treasure for many years.It was such an interesting peak into the life of Enku for myself who was not previously aware of him, his story or his works This book combined vivid accounts of the book creators journeys along the trail for Enku along with the insight they gained on that path T


  3. says:

    17th century wandering monk, Enku vowed to make 120,000 Buddha carvings during his life, leaving them anywhere and everywhere throughout the Japanese countryside, just to make people smile This beautiful book couples his carvings with a selection of his poems, bringing both smiles and inspiration on every page This is a book you can savour e


  4. says:

    I love this book The design is beautiful simple and clean, with deep, earthy colors and the art is really remarkable It seems to flow straight from the heart, from such a deep place both the original works by the monk Enku, and just as much the new translations and images presented in this volume The book includes wonderful introductory mater


  5. says:

    I was fortunate enough to attend a talk about this book by Julian Daizan Skinner What a remarkable man Enku was, and it is so relevant that this book is raising money for those orphaned by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan This book is beautifully presented, the photographs are truly breathtaking and the poetry is so poignant and heartfelt H


  6. says:

    Absolutely superb.An introduction that provides a than useful guide to the poet and his life works.Poetry of such immense depth, truth and yet simplicity.Photography taken with such empathy for the subject matter that the essence is imparted to the viewer..And the coup de grace is that part of the proceeds go to charity.A further two books pur


  7. says:

    This is a fascinating book It tells the story of Mountain Monk Enku He was orphaned when his mother was swept away in a flood, went on to become a monk and fulfilled a vow to carve 120,000 Buddhas The book contains wonderful photography of some of Enku s carving and translations of his poems How poignant that all the proceeds from this book go c


  8. says:

    In the true spirit of Zen, this book is neither limiting nor prescriptive It is clear, direct, and beautifully creative With beautiful photography and a fresh, vibrant translation, it points The Way as we are allowed a glimpse into the Heart and Mind of Enku.As a stand alone book, it is wonderful As an aid for contemplation, insight and meditatio


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