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Chan has a long tradition of the gongan, the direct and often humorous stories of the enlightened conversations between Buddhist practitioners. In Chan Heart, Chan Art, Venerable Master Hsing Yun retells one hundred classic gongans in approachable and lively prose. Each gongan is complimented by a striking painting done in the classical Chan style by the renowned husband and wife team of Gao Ertai and Pu Xiaoyu.
Founder of one of the world's largest Buddhist organizations, the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, Venerable Master Hsing Yun has dedicated over fifty years to teaching and promoting a ˘Humanistic Buddhism÷ that integrates Buddhist spiritual practices into daily living. A prolific writer, Hsing Yun has written numerous books aimed at guiding practitioners towards attaining true mindfulness and real awakening in life. His works have been translated into various Eastern and Western languages.