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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. 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. 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. Find many great new used options and get the best deals for the empty mirror experiences in a japanese zen monastery by janwillem van de wetering 1999 trade paperback revised edition at the best online prices at ebay free shipping for many products. Get this from a library the empty mirror experiences in a japanese zen monastery janwillem van de wetering