Cold Mountain is a both a person and a place.
A Buddhist monk, he brings the way to life through stories.
He finds stillness inside him where he is.
And he shows you, the reader, that you can do the same, wherever you are
The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain (Han Shan) is translated by Red Pine (Bill Porter). It is a beautiful bilingual edition with a wealth of scholarly notes by the translator, making a faraway context familiar, and then strange again. These are poems to return to again and again over a lifetime.