Mountain Tasting: Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda (Companions for the Journey (White Pine Press) #20) (Paperback)
Santoka's poetry embodied the zen spirit, the open road his home and monastery.
About the Author
Santoka lived his life in the long zen hermit wandering poetic tradition of Japan that includes Basho, Ryokan and Saigyo. His zen practice was that of solitary walking and begging. The open road was to become both his home and monastery. As he said " Days I don't enjoy: Any day I don't walk, drink sake, and compose haiku." John Stevens is the author or translator of over twenty books on Buddhism, Zen, Aikido, and Asian culture. He has practiced and taught Aikido all over the world. His books include Lotus Moon: Poems of Rengetsu and Wild Ways: Poems of Ikkyu.