Download the gateless gate the classic book of zen koans in pdf or read the gateless gate the classic book of zen koans in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the gateless gate the classic book of zen koans in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



The Gateless Gate

Author: Koun Yamada
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861719719
Size: 67.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 132
Download and Read
In The Gateless Gate, one of modern Zen Buddhism's uniquely influential masters offers classic commentaries on the Mumonkan, one of Zen's greatest collections of teaching stories. This translation was compiled with the Western reader in mind, and includes Koan Yamada's clear and penetrating comments on each case. Yamada played a seminal role in bringing Zen Buddhism to the West from Japan, going on to be the head of the Sanbo Kyodan Zen Community. The Gateless Gate would be invaluable if only for the translation and commentary alone, yet it's loaded with extra material and is a fantastic resource to keep close by: An in-depth Introduction to the History of Zen Practice Lineage charts Japanese-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Japanese conversion charts for personal names, place names, and names of writings Plus front- and back-matter from ancient and modern figures: Mumon, Shuan, Kubota Ji'un, Taizan Maezumi, Hugo Enomiya-Lasalle, and Yamada Roshi's son, Masamichi Yamada. A wonderful inspiration for the koan practitioner, and for those with a general interest in Zen Buddhism.

The Gateless Gate

Author: Mumon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781434100658
Size: 25.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6983
Download and Read
Does a dog have Buddha-nature? Zen master Dogen said yes. Zen master Joshu said no. What do you say? Quick! Answer! Newly designed and typeset for easy reading by Boomer Books.

The Gateless Barrier

Author: Zenkei Shibayama
Publisher: Shambhala Pubns
ISBN:
Size: 15.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7359
Download and Read
Includes the entire "Mumonkan," the collection of spiritual riddles used to train monks and encourage lay Buddhists in their religious development, as well as insightful commentary into the text.

Entangling Vines

Author:
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614290962
Size: 31.81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1587
Download and Read
Entangling Vines, a translation of the Shumon kattoshu, is one of the few major koan texts to have been compiled in Japan rather than China. Indeed, Kajitani Sonin (1914 - 95), former chief abbot of Shokoku-ji and author of an annotated, modern-Japanese translation of the Kattoshu, commented that 'herein are compiled the basic Dharma materials of the koan system." Most of the central koans of the contemporary Rinzai koan curriculum are contained in this work. A distinctive feature of Entangling Vines is that, unlike The Gateless Gate and Blue Cliff Record, it presents the koans "bare," with no introductions, commentaries, or verses. Its straightforward structure lends the koans added force and immediacy, emphasizing the Great Matter, the essential point to be interrogated, and providing ample material for the rigors of examining and refining Zen experience. Containing 272 cases and extensive note material, the collection is indispensable for serious koan training and will also be of interest for anyone drawn to Zen literature. The present translation had its origins in the discussions between three forward-looking modern Japanese Zen masters and Thomas Kirchner, an experienced Zen monk from America. And Kirchner's careful annotation of each koan makes this a brilliant introduction to Buddhist philosophy.

The Gateless Gate

Author: Koun Yamada
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
ISBN: 9780861713820
Size: 18.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 321
Download and Read
In The Gateless Gate, one of modern Zen Buddhism's uniquely influential masters offers classic commentaries on the Mumonkan, one of Zen's greatest collections of teaching stories. This translation was compiled with the Western reader in mind, and includes Koan Yamada's clear and penetrating comments on each case. Yamada played a seminal role in bringing Zen Buddhism to the West from Japan, going on to be the head of the Sanbo Kyodan Zen Community. The Gateless Gate would be invaluable if only for the translation and commentary alone, yet it's loaded with extra material and is a fantastic resource to keep close by: An in-depth Introduction to the History of Zen Practice Lineage charts Japanese-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Japanese conversion charts for personal names, place names, and names of writings Plus front- and back-matter from ancient and modern figures: Mumon, Shuan, Kubota Ji'un, Taizan Maezumi, Hugo Enomiya-Lasalle, and Yamada Roshi's son, Masamichi Yamada. A wonderful inspiration for the koan practitioner, and for those with a general interest in Zen Buddhism.

Two Zen Classics

Author:
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825562
Size: 54.41 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 7168
Download and Read
The strange verbal paradoxes called koans have been used traditionally in Zen training to help students attain a direct realization of truths inexpressible in words. The two works translated in this book, Mumonkan (The Gateless Gate ) and Hekiganroku (The Blue Cliff Record), both compiled during the Song dynasty in China, are the best known and most frequently studied koan collections, and are classics of Zen literature. They are still used today in a variety of practice lineages, from traditional zendos to modern Zen centers. In a completely new translation, together with original commentaries, the well-known Zen teacher Katsuki Sekida brings to these works the same fresh and pragmatic approach that made his Zen Training so successful. The insights of a lifetime of Zen practice and his familiarity with both Eastern and Western ways of thinking make him an ideal interpreter of these texts.

Elegant Failure

Author: Richard Shrobe
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1930485514
Size: 75.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4184
Download and Read
Zen koans are stories of exchanges between Zen masters and their disciples at the moment of enlightenment or near-enlightenment. These stories have long fascinated Western readers because of their wisdom, humor, and enigmatic quality. Drawing on over thirty years of practice and teaching, Richard Shrobe (himself a recognized Zen Master) has selected twenty-two cases from The Blue Cliff Record, Book of Serenity, and Wu-men-kuan that he has found to be deeply meaningful and helpful for meditation practice. In Elegant Failure, he provides a wealth of background information and personal anecdotes for each koan that help to illuminate its meaning without detracting from its paradoxical nature. As Shrobe reminds us, "The main core of Zen teaching is the bare bones of what is there. In a certain sense, embellishing a story takes away from the central teaching: Don’t embellish anything, just be with it as it is."

The Book Of Mu

Author: James Ishmael Ford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861716434
Size: 69.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6427
Download and Read
Examines the Zen principle of mu and presents the writings of over forty teachers on the practice of mu.

The Gateless Barrier

Author:
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 1466895462
Size: 75.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2290
Download and Read
The Gateless Barrier is generally acknowledged to be the fundamental koan collection in the literature of Zen. Gathered together by Wu-men (Mumon), a thirteenth-century master of the Lin-chi (Rinzai) school, it is composed of forty-eight koans, or cases, each accompanied by a brief comment and poem by Wu-men. Robert Aitken, one of the premier American Zen masters, has translated Wu-men's text, supplementing the original with his own commentary -- the first such commentary by a Western master -- making the profound truths of Zen Buddhism accessible to serious contemporary students and relevant to current social concerns.