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Buddha Twirls a Flower
When Buddha was on Vulture Peak he twirled a flower before the assembly. Everyone was silent. Only Maha-kashapa smile...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 24, 2005
 
Koans 2005 - Buddha Ascends the Seat
Koan on Buddha Ascends the Seat as published in the Book of Serenity #1 and the Blue Cliff Record #92. This Koan remi...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 17, 2005
 
Koans 2005 - Bodhidharma's Don't Know
Koan on Bodhidharma's Don't Know published in The Blue Cliff Record case #1 and the Book of Serenity case #2. This Ko...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 10, 2005
 
Koans 2005 - Wash Your Bowls
Koan on Wash Your Bowls as published in the Gateless Barrier #7 and the Book of Serenity #39. This Koan challenges us...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Aug 03, 2005
 
Koans 2005 - Everyday Mind or Ordinary Mind
Koan on Everyday Mind as found in case 19 of the Gateless Barrier. This case reminds us that everyday mind is the Ta...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Jul 31, 2005
The Blue Cliff Record
Translation (with traditional commentary) of 100 koans.
Thomas and J.C. Cleary
Apr 12, 2005
The Book of Equanimity
New translation of Book of Serenity, with good comments by a contemporary American Zen teacher.
Gerry Shishin Wick
Mar 25, 2005
The Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues
Translation (with traditional commentary) of 100 koans.
Thomas Cleary
Mar 22, 2005
 
Tou-shuai's Three Barriers
"When your life is ending how will you be free?" Zoketsu discusses practice in the light of our living and dying.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
May 20, 2003
 
Yunmen's "Sidetracked!"
A Commentary on Mumonkan, case 39
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 18, 2003