The Zen Teaching Of Bodhidharma

Author : Bodhidharma
ISBN : 9781429952767
Genre : Religion
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A fifth-century Indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma is credited with bringing Zen to China. Although the tradition that traces its ancestry back to him did not flourish until nearly two hundred years after his death, today millions of Zen Buddhists and students of kung fu claim him as their spiritual father. While others viewed Zen practice as a purification of the mind or a stage on the way to perfect enlightenment, Bodhidharma equated Zen with buddhahood and believed that it had a place in everyday life. Instead of telling his disciples to purify their minds, he pointed them to rock walls, to the movements of tigers and cranes, to a hollow reed floating across the Yangtze. This bilingual edition, the only volume of the great teacher's work currently available in English, presents four teachings in their entirety. "Outline of Practice" describes the four all-inclusive habits that lead to enlightenment, the "Bloodstream Sermon" exhorts students to seek the Buddha by seeing their own nature, the "Wake-up Sermon" defends his premise that the most essential method for reaching enlightenment is beholding the mind. The original Chinese text, presented on facing pages, is taken from a Ch'ing dynasty woodblock edition.
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Zen Buddhism

Author : Helen Josephine Baroni
ISBN : 0823922405
Genre : Philosophy
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Over 1,700 alphabetically-arranged entries cover the beliefs, practices, significant movements, organizations, and personalities associated with Zen Buddhism.
Category: Philosophy

The Mountain Poems Of Stonehouse

Author : Stonehouse
ISBN : 9781619321182
Genre : Poetry
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A bilingual Chinese-English volume of mountain poems from a Zen master.
Category: Poetry

Zen S Chinese Heritage

Author : Andy Ferguson
ISBN : 9780861716173
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"An indispensable reference. Ferguson has given us an impeccable and very readable translation."---John Daido Loori --
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Natural Chi Movement

Author : Tienko Ting
ISBN : 9781556439674
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Developed by a chi master who teaches Natural Chi Movement workshops internationally, this innovative approach to body-mind health combats stress, fatigue, and illness with the simple activation of chi"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Zen Teachings Of Master Lin Chi

Author : Linji-yixuan
ISBN : UVA:X002301745
Genre : Literary Collections
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An important classic of Zen literature, written by one of the great Zen masters of ancient China. The book, compiled by Lin-chi's disciples, describes the life and teaching of this eminent Zen master and includes a number of his sermons, noted for their brisk and colorful language.S.
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Author : Hanshan
ISBN : 9781556591402
Genre : Poetry
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This authoritative, bilingual edition represents the first time the entirety of Cold Mountain's poetry has been translated into English. These translations were originally published by Copper Canyon Press nearly twenty years ago. Now, significantly revised and expanded, the collection also includes a new preface by the translator, Red Pine, whose accompanying notes are at once scholarly, accessible, and entertaining. Also included for the first time are poems by two of Cold Mountain's colleagues. Legendary for his clarity, directness, and lack of pretension, the eight-century hermit-poet Cold Mountain (Han Shan) is a major figure in the history of Chinese literature and has been a profound influence on writers and readers worldwide. Writers such as Charles Frazier and Gary Snyder studied his poetry, and Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums is dedicated "to Han Shan." 1.B storied cliffs were the fortune I cast bird trails beyond human tracks what surrounds my yard white clouds nesting dark rocks I've lived here quite a few years and always seen the spring-water change tell those people with tripods and bells empty names are no damn good 71. someone sits in a mountain gorge cloud robe sunset tassels handful of fragrances he'd share the road is long and hard regretful and doubtful old and unaccomplished the crowd calls him crippled he stands alone steadfast 205. my place is on Cold Mountain perched on a cliff beyond the circuit of affliction images leave no trace when they vanish I roam the whole galaxy from here lights and shadows flash across my mind not one dharma comes before me since I found the magic pearl I can go anywhere everywhere it's perfect Cold Mountain A mountain man lives under thatch before his gate carts and horses are rare the forest is quiet but partial to birds the streams are wide and home to fish with his son he picks wild fruit with his wife he hoes between rocks what does he have at home a shelf full of nothing but books
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Denk Roku

Author : Keizan
ISBN : 9783936018080
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The Lankavatara Sutra

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ISBN : 9781619020993
Genre : Religion
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Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zen’s first patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k’o, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: that everything we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized and experienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words. In the words of Chinese Zen masters, these two teachings became known as “have a cup of tea” and “taste the tea.” This is the first translation into English of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in 443 and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since. In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, Red Pine has also added summaries, explanations, and notes, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made. This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.
Category: Religion

Zen Buddhism India And China

Author : Heinrich Dumoulin
ISBN : 0941532895
Genre : Religion
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A new edition of Dumoulin's classic two-volume history brings these essential reference works back to students of Zen. This new edition of Volume 1, on the early years of the emergence of Zen through India and China, includes: notes on the new editions by James W. Heisig of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture; a new introduction by John R. McRae of Indiana University; and the complete original text of Heinrich Dumoulin. New developments in the study of Zen are explored in the provocative new introduction, which adds further significance to the remarkable, comprehensive history given by Dumoulin. Book jacket.
Category: Religion