9781590302187

Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume 1

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    9781590302187

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2005-04-12
  • Publisher: Shambhala
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Summary

Volume One ofClassics of Buddhism and Zencontains teachings predominantly from the Chinese Zen (Chan) tradition, including the writings of revered Chinese masters such as Pai-chang, founder of the Chan monastic tradition; Huang-po, one of the forefathers of the Lin-chi-tsung or Rinzai school; Foyan, the great master of the twelfth-century Chinese Zen "renaissance"; and many others. The volume includes:Zen Lessons: The Art of Leadership This guide to enlightened conduct for people in positions of authority is based on the teachings of several great Zen masters of China.Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom Drawn from the records of the great Chinese Zen masters of the Tang and Song dynasties, this collection represents the most open and direct forms of instruction in the entire Zen canon.The Five Houses of Zen These writings are widely considered to be preeminent among Zen literature.Minding Mind: A Course in Basic Meditation The meditation instructions in this book focus on attaining a state of true objectivity that enables the practitioner to use all other forms of meditation freely and consciously, without becoming fixated or obsessed.Instant Zen Presented here are the teachings of Foyan, who offers simple exercises in attention and thought designed to lead to insight into the real nature of self.

Author Biography

Thomas Cleary holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University

Table of Contents

ZEN LESSONS
Introduction
3(6)
Notes on Sources
9(2)
Zen Lessons
11(116)
ZEN ESSENCE
Introduction
127(4)
Notes on Sources
131(2)
Zen Master Mazu
133(2)
Zen Master Dazhu
135(1)
Zen Master Linji
136(5)
Zen Master Yangshan
141(2)
Zen Master Fayan
143(3)
Zen Master Fenyang
146(2)
Zen Master Xuedou
148(2)
Zen Master Huanglong
150(3)
Zen Master Yangqi
153(2)
Zen Master Wuzu
155(2)
Zen Master Yuanwu
157(13)
Zen Master Foyan
170(11)
Zen Master Dahui
181(7)
Zen Master Hongzhi
188(4)
Zen Master Ying-an
192(8)
Zen Master Mi-an
200(2)
Zen Master Xiatang
202(2)
Zen Master Yuansou
204(4)
Afterword: Reflections on the Science of Freedom
208(39)
THE FIVE HOUSES OF ZEN
Introduction
247(10)
The House of Kuei-Yang
257(30)
The House of Lin-chi
287(20)
The House of Ts'ao-Tung
307(28)
The House of Yun-men
335(18)
The House of Fa-yen
353(26)
Glossary
379(10)
Further Readings
389(4)
MINDING MIND
Introduction
393(6)
Chan Master Hongren: Treatise on the Supreme Vehicle
399(10)
Chan Master Cijiao of Changlu: Models for Sitting Meditation
409(3)
Chan Master Foxin Bencai: Guidelines for Sitting Meditation
412(2)
Zen Master Dogen: A Generally Recommended Mode of Sitting Meditation
414(3)
Son Master Chinul: Secrets of Cultivating the Mind
417(19)
Zen Master Ejo: Absorption in the Treasury of Light
436(21)
Man-an: An Elementary Talk on Zen
457(18)
Notes
475(20)
INSTANT ZEN
Introduction
495(12)
Zen Lectures
507(68)
Notes 575(14)
Appendix: Song of Trusting the Heart 589

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