John StevensJohn Stevens was born in Chicago in 1947. He is a professor and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the world's leading author on the practice and philosophy of Aikido.
Zen Poems of Ryokan
- translated by
- John Stevens
The Japanese poet-recluse Ryokan (17581831) is one of the most beloved figures of Asian literature, renowned for his beautiful verse, exquisite calligraphy, and eccentric character. Deceptively simple, Ryokan's poems transcend artifice, presenting spontaneous expressions of pure Zen spirit. Like his… Read More
John Stevens is Professor of Buddhist Studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He 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.