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Nearly 30 years ago van de wetering who would later achieve fame as a mystery novelist published the empty mirror about his experiences at a zen monastery in japan in the mid 60s in 1975 he published a sequel a glimpse of nothingness about his stint at the moon springs hermitage in maine. The empty mirror is a short but fascinating look at life in a zen monastery from the point of view of a western novice you follow as he goes though his induction his first tentative steps in zen buddhism and the struggles he goes through in finding his path. Buy the empty mirror experiences in a japanese zen monastery reprint by van de wetering janwillem van de isbn 9780312207748 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The empty mirror experiences in a japanese zen monastery written by the dutch adventurer businessman and author janwillem van de wetering is not perfect the end is a bit abrupt but it is an honest and factual account larded with interesting zen stories and on top of that it is full of humor. Empty mirror experiences in a japanese zen monastery janwillem van de wetering 37 martin ebon true experiences in exotic esp signet june 2nd 2020 the empty mirror experiences in a japanese zen monastery paperback or softback 16 08 18 55 free shipping report item opens in a new window or tab description shipping and payments ebay item number