Great Nature, Poems for All of Nature

 
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Great Zen Master Chang Sik Kim was awarded the International PEN Korean Center s 2014 Special Literature Award for his fifteenth poetry book: Great Nature, Poems for All of Nature. As the title implies these poems are about the Universe and all that is contained therein. The powerful images of these poems evoke portraits of the compassion of all things in nature and how all things are interconnected. They demonstrate the simplicity of the complex and the beauty of simple things. Great Zen Master Kim has a unique ability to write poems that are spare and direct, exposing revelations of truth, life and death in an acutely direct way. These poems evoke the historical traditions of Zen poetry: they open your mind.

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Dae Soen Sa Nim (Great Zen Master) Chang Sik Kim is an award-winning author of 18 poetry books that have been translated into six different languages. His book, Great Nature, Poems for All of Nature was awarded the 2014 Special Literature Award by International PEN Korean Center. His poetry reflects an acute perception of how all things those of our natural world, those created by man, those that are animate and those that are inanimate - are interconnected. Through his imagery, Zen Master Kim imparts interactive stories to remind us about the essence of human life and existence. Zen Master Kim is the 79th Patriarch of his Dharma lineage. His is the Founding Master of the Zen Buddhist martial art, Shim Gum Do, which means Mind Sword Path. The practice of Shim Gum Do combines sitting mediation and action meditation to develop a clear mind, clear thinking and clear action. Dae Soen Sa Nim Kim lives and teaches at his temple, Shim Gwang Sa (the Mind Light Temple) in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional information is available at our website: shimgumdo.org

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