Irmgard Schloegl

Irmgard Schloegl

Irmgard Schloegl (1921–2007) was the birth name of Myokyo-ni, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist nun and author of many books on Zen and Buddhism. She was ordained in 1984 and served as head of the Zen Centre in London.

The Wisdom Of The Zen Masters

Nonfiction by Irmgard Schloegl

“If in every mind burns a flame of the Buddha’s Enlightenment,” Christmas Humphreys writes in his foreword to The Wisdom of the Zen Masters, “there is nothing to seek and nothing to acquire. We are enlightened, and all the words in the world will not give us what we already have. The man of Zen, therefore, is concerned with one thing only, to become aware of what he already is…” The task of the Japanese Zen master has been to guide his pupils in their awakening.…
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