Seikan Hasegawa was born in a temple near Kyoto, Japan, in 1945. He was ordained at age fourteen. He studied Northern Buddhism in a Japanese Zen monastery as well as Southern Buddhism in Thailand.
He is the author of the series COMPANIONS OF ZEN TRAINING, published by Great Ocean Publishers. The books in this series deal with various subjects, but their common theme and purpose is that of Zen training:
The practical study of how to live best in each and every situation.
The first book in the series is The Cave of Poison Grass, Essays on the Hannya Sutra, the second is Essays on Marriage, the third is Mind to Mind and the fourth is Essays for Buddhist Trainees.