Vimalakirti & the Awakened Heart: A Commentary on The Sutra that Vimalakirti Speaks (Paperback)
Vimalakirti & the Awakened Heart: A Commentary on The Sutra that Vimalakirti Speaks by Zen teacher Joan Sutherland, Roshi is a timeless meditation on developing a peaceful and generous heart in a world of sorrows, and on how the awakening of each of us is an inextricable part of the awakening of the world. It's the first volume in a collection called Pilgrim's Bundle, handbooks on traditional philosophy, practices, and poetry in a contemporary voice.
Joan Sutherland is a teacher in the Zen koan tradition, which she is re-imagining with allegiance to the root spirit of the koans and to their profound potential for vivifying, subverting, and sanctifying our lives. In her unique vision, awakening is as much about endarkenment as enlightenment. In 2014 she retired from working directly with students to focus on teaching. She now lives on the coast of northern California.