“ … is a real treasure!
…the Marriage of East and West will continue to unfold until we truly awaken to our gifted Reality: we are One!”
Sr. Pascaline Coff, osb
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Clyde, Mo
“… a gem of a book. He explains the basic teachings of Buddhism and the Way of Chan (Zen) with a simplicity and depth that only a gifted teacher can offer… Highly recommended for undergraduates and graduate students.”
Rev. James L. Fredericks, Ph.D
Theology Department, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles CA
“… Readers are led by the hand into the basic teachings of Buddhism addressing issues of human suffering, the causes of suffering, and the way to liberation from suffering. The author teaches by example, and shows us how to live the selfless life … “
Professor Ruben L.F. Habito
Guiding Teacher, Maria Kannon Zen Center
The Way of the Heart, by Dharma Master Hsin Tao, is the first book in English that contains the life story of Shifu (born 1948), as he is referred to by his disciples, told in his own words. The book is based on the structure of the Four Noble Truths taught by the Buddha, and offers a very engaging and vivid account of the fact of suffering that every human being on this Earth undergoes in some form or other, as exemplified in Shifu’s own life experience. It presents reflections on the origins of suffering, and on the way to overcome it, thus enabling one to lead a life of genuine wisdom and deep joy. Ven. Dharma Master Hsin Tao is internationally renowned for having established the Museum of World Religions located in Taipei, Taiwan, and for his sustained efforts to bring about world peace through mutual understanding and cooperation among religions. With his core message deriving from Chan (Zen) Buddhism, Master Hsin Tao leads his disciples and students through all Three Vehicles of Buddhism in teaching and practice. The Master’s greatest aspiration is to help bring about a multifaceted and mutually cooperative global family, overcoming the current state of fragmentation in our contemporary global society. In addition to being a pragmatic peace advocate, he is also a dynamic and inspiring Chan Master, holding retreats in Asia, Europe, and the USA, with disciples spread out across the world. Ven. Master Hsin Tao has published more than thirty books in Chinese, some of which have been translated into English and German over the years. The Way of the Heart is edited and translated with a personal introduction by Maria Reis Habito, a disciple of Ven. Hsin Tao for more than 30 years now.
心道法師所著心之道, 是第一本用英文, 以師父自己的話語, 由其弟子整理師父(生於 1948年)的生命故事。本書是以佛陀教導的四聖諦為結構，並提供了一個非常有吸引力和生動的方式敘述「苦」，這個在地球上的每個人多少都經歷了某種形式的境況，如同師父自己的生命經驗。它反映了苦難的起源和克服它的方式，從而使得人能夠以各種不同形式引導至真正的智慧和深度快樂的生活，正如在師父自己的生活經驗中所展示的。國際知名的心道師父，在台灣台北建立了世界宗教博物館，並通過宗教間的相互理解和合作，持續努力實現世界和平。他以佛教禪為核心，帶領他的門徒和學生學習及實踐佛教三乘法脈。師父最大的願望是幫助建立一個多元共生, 相依共存的地球家，克服當前全球社會的分裂狀態。
除了是務實的和平倡導者，他也是一個充滿活力和鼓舞人心的禪師，在亞洲，歐洲和美國舉辦禪修課程，信徒分佈在世界各地。師父已出版了30多本中文書，其中一些書幾年來已經翻譯成英語和德語。英文版心之道由跟隨師父30多年的弟子瑪莉亞.哈比托 (Dr. Maria Habito)博士編譯。
Ven. Dharma Master Hsin Tao, Abbot and Founder of the Wu Sheng Monastery in Ling Jiou Mountain, is internationally renowned for having established the Museum of World Religions in Taipei, Taiwan, and for his unceasing efforts to bring about world peace through mutual understanding and dialogue among religions. His continuing promotion of world peace after the tragedy of the Twin Towers disaster in New York City through multifaceted initiatives including a series of Buddhist-Muslim and interfaith dialogues held in many countries around the world between 2002 and 2015 has earned him global recognition as a world religious leader. Master Hsin Tao received Dharma Transmission from Master Benhuan of the Hongfa Temple in China. He has more than thirty volumes of published works in Chinese, and some works in German and English.
Author:Dharma Master Hsin Tao