Cold Mountain

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Cold Mountain is a both a person and a place.

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A Buddhist monk, he brings the way to life through stories.

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He finds stillness inside him where he is.

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And he shows you, the reader, that you can do the same, wherever you are

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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.

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