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The Gateless Gate
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Koun Yamada
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-10 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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
The Gateless Gate
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Koun Yamada
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-15 - Publisher: Wisdom Publications

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
Two Zen Classics
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: Koun Yamada
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-09-13 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

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
Buddhisms in Asia
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Nicholas S. Brasovan, Micheline M. Soong
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A guide to Buddhism’s rich variety of traditions and cultural expressions for educators who would like to include Buddhism in their undergraduate courses. Over its long history, Buddhism has never been a simple monolithic phenomenon, but rather a complex living tradition—or better, a family of traditions—continually shaped by and shaping
Zen Master Who?
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: James Ishmael Ford
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-20 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Zen Master Who? is the first-ever book to provide a history of Zen's arrival in North America, surveying the shifts and challenges to Zen as it finds its Western home. With the exception of parts of Rick Field's How the Swans Came to the Lake, there has been no previous