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  1. The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu

    The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu

    Joshu Jushin, also known as Chao-chou Ts'ung-shen (778–897), was one of the great Ch'an (Zen) masters of ancient China. It is said of Joshu that his "lips emitted light" because his manner of teaching was to speak words that so profoundly expressed Zen realization that students often had immediate insight. It was this ability to express the true nature of the enlightened mind in a way that was pithy and… Read More

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  2. Straight to the Heart of Zen

    Straight to the Heart of Zen

    Eleven Classic Koans and Their Inner Meanings

    • by
    • Philip Kapleau
    Koans are at the very heart of Zen practice; this collection of informal koan talks will bring the Zen student into the presence of Roshi Philip Kapleau, the famous author of The Three Pillars of Zen. The talks in this collection came directly from the zendo (training hall) and from the intense form of practice known as sesshin, a Japanese word meaning "to train the mind." These are direct presentations… Read More

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  3. The Gateless Barrier

    The Gateless Barrier

    Zen Comments on the Mumonkan

    • by
    • Zenkei Shibayama
    For more than seven centuries the Mumonkan has been used in Zen monasteries to train monks and to encourage the religious development of lay Buddhists. It contains forty- eight koans, or spiritual riddles, that must be explored during the course of Zen training. Shibayama Zenkei (1894-1974), an influential Japanese Zen teacher and calligrapher who traveled and lectured throughout the United States in the 60s and 70s, offers… Read More

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  4. The Awakening of Zen

    The Awakening of Zen

    • by
    • D. T. Suzuki
    This collection of essays and lectures by D. T. Suzuki (1870–1966) covers a wide range, from Mahayana Buddhism generally and the Zen school in particular, to Japanese art and culture, to the relationship between Zen Buddhism and Western psychology. Suzuki, whose work has had a profound and lasting influence, communicates his insights clearly and energetically. The clarity of his presentation makes The Awakening of Zen a book for… Read More

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  5. Enlightenment Unfolds

    Enlightenment Unfolds

    The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen

    • edited by
    • Kazuaki Tanahashi
    Enlightenment Unfolds is a sequel to Kaz Tanahashi's previous collection, Moon in a Dewdrop, which has become a primary source on Dogen for Western Zen students. Dogen Zenji (1200–1253) is unquestionably the most significant religious figure in Japanese history. Founder of the Soto school of Zen (which emphasizes the practice of zazen or sitting meditation), he was a prolific writer whose works have remained popular for six hundred… Read More

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  6. Basic Japanese through Comics Part 2

    Basic Japanese through Comics Part 2

    • by
    • Ashizawa Kazuko
    Basic Japanese Through Comics is not intended as a textbook, but rather as an entertaining supplement to a more structured study of Japanese. The 24 "lessons" in this book are a compilation of the Basic Japanese column from Mangajin magazine; they do not build on each other, so they can be read or studied in any order. Some of the other benefits of Basic Japanese Through Comics… Read More

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  7. You Have to Say Something

    You Have to Say Something

    Manifesting Zen Insight

    • by
    • Dainin Katagiri
    • edited by
    • Steve Hagen
    Dainin Katagiri (1928–1990) was a central figure in the transmission of Zen in America. His first book, Returning to Silence, emphasized the need to return to our original, enlightened state of being, and became one of the classics of Zen in America. In You Have to Say Something, selections from his talks have been collected to address another key theme of Katagiri's teaching: that of bringing… Read More

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  8. Nine-Headed Dragon River

    Nine-Headed Dragon River

    Zen Journals 1969-1982

    • by
    • Peter Matthiessen
    In August 1968, naturalist-explorer Peter Matthiessen returned from Africa to his home in Sagaponack, Long Island, to find three Zen masters in his driveway—guests of his wife, a new student of Zen. Thirteen years later, Matthiessen was ordained a Buddhist monk. Written in the same format as his best-selling The Snow Leopard, Nine-Headed Dragon River reveals Matthiessen's most daring adventure of all: the quest for his spiritual… Read More

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  9. Basic Japanese through Comics

    Basic Japanese through Comics

    • by
    • Ashizawa Kazuko
    What is "Basic Japanese"? This book presents some very basic words and phrases along with some that are not usually considered "basic" at all. In fact, some of the material in this book is not typically presented until the student is well into his or her study of the Japanese language—and even then, it can be confusing without a skilled explanation. The Mangajin method, however, makes even this… Read More

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  10. River of Stars

    River of Stars

    Selected Poems of Yosano Akiko

    • by
    • Yosano Akiko
    Yosano Akiko (1878–1942) is one of the most famous Japanese writers of the twentieth century. She is the author of more than seventy-five books, including twenty volumes of original poetry and the definitive translation into modern Japanese of the Tale of the Genji. Although probably best known for her exquisite erotic poetry, Akiko's work also championed the causes of feminism, pacifism, and social reform. Akiko's poetry is profoundly direct,… Read More

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