Zen Comments on the Mumonkan

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Harper & Row, Jan 1, 1984 - Religion - 361 pages
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The disciplines and teachings of Zen are revealed in the Japanese master's commentary on the cryptic sayings used for monastic training

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User Review  - Jonn - Goodreads

Not a book you ever really finish, but something in there will inevitably make you consider your experience differently. Zenkei Shibayama's commentary is extensive and in-depth, including a history of many of the teachers mentioned in the koan stories. Read full review

Review: Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan

User Review  - Jan Leent - Goodreads

Excellent translation of this collection of classic Zen Koans. The commentary is very helpful. Recommended for study of Zen koans Also recommended as five star rating: - Yamada Koun Roshi, Gateless ... Read full review


Shuans Preface to the Mumonkan
Dedication to the Throne by Monk Ekai
Master Mumons Preface to the Mumonkan

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About the author (1984)

Born in 1894 and ordained a Zen monk in 1908, Zenkei Shibayama was Zen Master of the important Nanzenji Zen Monastery in Kyoto for twenty-five years. He was a professor at Hanazono and Otani universities, the author of a number of works in Japanese, and the chief abbot of the Nanzenji Organization of some five hundred Rinzai Zen temples in Japan. Shibayama Roshi died in 1974.

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