Golden Age of Zen (Spiritual Masters Series): Zen Masters of the T'ang Dynasty


A classic, examining the history of the great Chinese Zen masters of the 7th through 10th century.

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A classic, examining the history of the great Chinese Zen masters of the 7th through 10th century.

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What People Are Saying

Roshi Philip Kapleau
A rich harvest of the sayings and training methods of the great Chinese Zen masters. Highly recommended.
author, The Three Pillars of Zen
Thomas Merton
A good place to make the acquaintance of what can be called the very quintessence of Buddhist wisdom.
from the introduction
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941532440
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Spiritual Masters Series
  • Edition number: 280
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Christian Looks at Zen 1
Ch. I Zen: Its Origin and its Significance 27
Ch. II Bodhidharma, the "Wall-Gazing Brahman," and His Immediate Successors 41
Ch. III Hui-Neng the Sixth Patriarch 51
Ch. IV Hui-Neng's Fundamental Insights 67
Ch. V Ma-tsu Tao-i 81
Ch. VI Pai-chang and Huang-po 97
Ch. VII Ts'ung-Shen of Chao-chou 111
Ch. VIII Outstanding Masters in the Lineage of Shih-t'ou 129
Ch. IX Kuei-shan Ling-yu: Founder of the Kuei-yang House 139
Ch. X Tung-shan Liang-chieh: Founder of the T'sao-tung House 149
Ch. XI Lin-chi I-hsuan: Founder of the Lin-chi House 167
Ch. XII Yun-men Wen-yen: Founder of the Yun-men House 185
Ch. XIII Fa-yen Wen-i: Founder of the Fa-yen House 199
Ch. XIV Epilogue: Little Sparks of Zen 213
Correspondence with D. T. Suzuki 249
Biographical Notes 257
Index 259
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