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  1. The Way of Korean Zen

    The Way of Korean Zen

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    • Kusan Sunim
    The power and simplicity of the Korean Zen tradition shine in this collection of teachings by a renowned modern master, translated by Martine Batchelor. Kusan Sunim provides a wealth of practical advice for students, particularly with regard to the uniquely Korean practice of hwadu, or sitting with questioning. An extensive introduction by Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs, provides both a biography of the author and a brief history… Read More

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  2. Ten Gates

    Ten Gates

    The Kong-an Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn

    • by
    • Zen Master Seung Sahn
    Zen is famous for koans (called kong-ans in Korean, and in this book), those bizarre and seemingly unanswerable questions Zen masters pose to their students to check their realization (such as “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”). Fear of koans keeps some people from ever giving Zen practice a try. But here, through the experience of seeing a modern Zen master work with his students, you can see… Read More

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  3. The Mirror of Zen

    The Mirror of Zen

    The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice by Zen Master So Sahn

    • edited by
    • Zen Master So Sahn
    The sacred radiance of our original nature never darkens.It has shined forth since beginningless time.Do you wish to enter the gate that leads to this?Simply do not give rise to conceptual thinking. Zen Master So Sahn (1520–1604) is a towering figure in the history of Korean Zen. In this treasure-text, he presents in simple yet beautiful language the core principles and… Read More

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  4. Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake

    Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake

    Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

    • by
    • Zen Master Seung Sahn
    • edited by
    • Hyon Gak
    A major figure in the transmission of Zen to the West, Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about acting spontaneously from “don’t-know mind.” It is from this “before-thinking” nature, he taught, that true compassion and the desire to serve others naturally arises. This collection of teaching stories,… Read More

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  5. Don't-Know Mind

    Don't-Know Mind

    The Spirit of Korean Zen

    • by
    • Richard Shrobe
    "Don't-know mind" is our enlightened mind before ideas, opinions, or concepts arise to create suffering. Practicing with don't-know mind has long been a central concern of Korean Zen. Here, an American Zen master in the Korean lineage brings the teaching to life by using stories about the Chinese and Korean Zen masters as jumping-off points for his own teaching. Don't-Know Mind is a clear, direct, and heartfelt presentation… Read More

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  6. Only Don't Know

    Only Don't Know

    Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn

    • by
    • Zen Master Seung Sahn
    • edited by
    • Hyon Gak
    Here is the inimitable Zen Master Seung Sahn up close and personal—in selections from the correspondence that was one of his primary modes of teaching. Seung Sahn received hundreds of letters per month, each of which he answered personally, and some of the best of which are included here. His frank and funny style, familiar to readers of Dropping Ashes on the Buddha, is seen here in a… Read More

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  7. The Compass of Zen

    The Compass of Zen

    • by
    • Zen Master Seung Sahn
    • edited by
    • Hyon Gak
    The Compass of Zen is a simple, exhaustive—and often hilarious—presentation of the essence of Zen by a modern Zen Master of considerable renown. In his many years of teaching throughout the world, the Korean-born Zen Master Seung Sahn has become known for his ability to cut to the heart of Buddhist teaching in a way that is strikingly clear, yet free of esoteric and academic language. In this book,… Read More

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  8. A Buddha from Korea
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