Zen Culture

Zen Culture - Thomas Hoover A comprehensive and accessible read on what I find to be a thoroughly intriguing subject. This book examines the way that Zen found a fertile home in the mind and hearts of the Japanese people. And how those very same people helped to bring new form and thought to the religion itself.

I found it to be a fascinating read, which was hard to pull away from until the very last page. The chapter on the tea ceremony was a personal favorite.

Though no one book could truly cover every facet of this subject, this does give a good base for someone just starting to explore an interest. As well as it would be a welcome addition to any library of someone who is well versed in the material.