Classics of Buddhism and Zen: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary

Classics of Buddhism and Zen: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary

by Thomas Cleary

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Classics of Buddhism and Zen: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary by Thomas Cleary

Contained in volume 4 of this projected eight-volume set: Transmission of Light, Unlocking the Zen Koan, Original Face, Timeless Spring, Zen Antics, Record of Things Heard, and Sleepless Nights. Cleary is a scholar of East Asian languages who has translated over 50 volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic. He provides an introduction to each work; and on some he includes an afterword, a glossary, further readings, or other supplementary material. This material was published over a 20-year period.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590302217
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 04/12/2005
Pages: 912
Sales rank: 845,675
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

Table of Contents

Zen Lessons
Introduction3
Notes on Sources9
Zen Lessons11
Zen Essence
Introduction127
Notes on Sources131
Zen Master Mazu133
Zen Master Dazhu135
Zen Master Linji136
Zen Master Yangshan141
Zen Master Fayan143
Zen Master Fenyang146
Zen Master Xuedou148
Zen Master Huanglong150
Zen Master Yangqi153
Zen Master Wuzu155
Zen Master Yuanwu157
Zen Master Foyan170
Zen Master Dahui181
Zen Master Hongzhi188
Zen Master Ying-an192
Zen Master Mi-an200
Zen Master Xiatang202
Zen Master Yuansou204
Afterword: Reflections on the Science of Freedom208
The Five Houses of Zen
Introduction247
The House of Kuei-Yang257
The House of Lin-chi287
The House of Ts'ao-Tung307
The House of Yun-men335
The House of Fa-yen353
Glossary379
Further Readings389
Minding Mind
Introduction393
Chan Master Hongren: Treatise on the Supreme Vehicle399
Chan Master Cijiao of Changlu: Models for Sitting Meditation409
Chan Master Foxin Bencai: Guidelines for Sitting Meditation412
Zen Master Dogen: A Generally Recommended Mode of Sitting Meditation414
Son Master Chinul: Secrets of Cultivating the Mind417
Zen Master Ejo: Absorption in the Treasury of Light436
Man-an: An Elementary Talk on Zen457
Notes475
Instant Zen
Introduction495
Zen Lectures507
Notes575
AppendixSong of Trusting the Heart589

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