Writings by our Teacher

A Sparrow Splashing is a journey into the heart of the Buddha’s teachings. This book of stories and poetry looks at the life of Ven. Shih Jingang through the eyes of three characters: a child named Little Pebble, a young man called the Seeker, and the Teacher, a Buddhist Monk. 

The reader is invited to reflect and meditate upon the universal search for happiness and the nature of suffering. Along the way, desire, anger, ignorance, jealousy and pride are encountered in various forms.

This book explores Buddhism, and spirituality in general, beyond sectarian dogma, pointing the way to perfect wisdom and compassion, the essential nature of all beings.

A Sparrow Splashing is published by Ginninderra Press, and is available for sale through all mainstream online sources, bookshops, or can be ordered directly from the publisher by clicking on the link below: 


What follows is a video book review of A Sparrow Splashing by Ven. Shih Ying-Fa, Abbot of CloudWater Zendo, Cleveland, Ohio, USA:

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