The Empty Mirror
Experiences in A Japanese Zen MonasteryBook - 1998
Seen by many as a contemporary classic, Janwillem van de Wetering's small and admirable memoir records the experiences of a young Dutch student--later a widely celebrated mystery writer--who spent a year and a half as a novice monk in a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery. As Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, author of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism , has written, The Empty Mirror "should be very encouraging for other Western seekers."
It is the first book in a trilogy that continues with A Glimpse of Nothingness and Afterzen .