Daily Zen Chronological Index of Journals

Chronological Index by authors updated 12.2022

Sutras

December 2012– The First Sermon at Benares from Dahmmacakkappavattana Sutra Early Buddhist Scriptures E. J. Thomas 1935

February 2013– Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing Buddha-Majjhima Nikaya Sutra no. 118 translated from the Pali- Awakening of the Heart – essential Buddhist sutras and commentaries 2012 Thich Nhat Hanh

November 2019 -Bhaddekaratta Sutta – The Sutra of Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone – Buddha -Awakening the Heart pp 225-230 compiled by Thich Nhat Hanh- linked with Feb 2013 journal above 8.2022 editing

May -Awakening – Prajnaparamita-The Buddha Speaks edited by Anne Bancroft 2000

July 2017-Questions of Bodhisattva Mahamati to the Buddha – from Buddha Dharma – The Way to Enlightenment -Numata Center for Buddhist Translation 2003

Aug 2019 – Sermon in Tavatimsa Heaven from Buddha Dharma above pp 124- 126

July 2020 –  The Empty Bowl Sutra – A Day in the Life: The Empty Bowl and Diamond Sutras – Red Pine pp 1-4

Earliest Writings

November – Stopping and Seeing – Wei-tse (d. 134) “Teachings of Zen” Edited by Thomas Cleary(1998) Shambhala p169-171

Bodhidharma (440-528)

July 2011 – Wake-up Sermon Part 1 – Bodhidharma (440-528) – The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma – trans by Red Pine 1987 pp.23-27

August 2011 – Wake-up Sermon Part 2 Bodhidharma (440-528) – The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma – trans by Red Pine 1987  pp 27-31

January 2019 – Wake-up Sermon  pt3 -Bodhidharma (440-528) -The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma trans by Red Pine 1987 pp 31-33

May 2021 – Wake-up Sermon Pt 4 Bodhidharma -The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma trans by Red Pine 1987 pp 33-37

August 2012– Breakthrough Sermon – Bodhidharma (440-528) -The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma – trans by Red Pine 1987 pp 38-56 fini

Journal # 6 The Earliest Teachings of Ch’an Treatise on the Two Entrances and Four Practices – Bodhidharma The Northern School and the Formation of Early Ch’an Buddhism by John R. McRae (1986 out of print)

Journal # 8 Fragmentary Notes of Bodhi Dharma’s Disciples Buddhism and Zen” edited and translated by Nyogen Senzaki and Ruth Strout McCandless

Sept 2022 Bloodstream Sermon – Bodhidharma pp 6-12

October 2000 Journal # 24 Bloodstream Sermon – Bodhidharma The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma translated by Red Pine (1987) pp 9-13

Sept 2020 4 Bloodstream Sermon – Bodhidharma pt 2 Red Pine p 13-19

missing part 3 which will be a future journal

December 2007– Bloodstream Sermon – Bodhidharma (440-528) The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma Trans by Red Pine pp 14-18

Journal # 6- The Earliest Teachings of Ch’an Treatise on the Two Entrances and Four Practices – Bodhidharma pp 125-130 – Hung-jen-The Northern School and the Formation of Early Ch’an Buddhism by John R. McRae 

Chih I (538-597)

October 2017 – Correct Practice – Chih I (538-597) – Zen is for Everyone – The Xiao Zhi Guan text byt Zhi Yi https://michaelsaso.org/store/#!/Zen-is-for-Everyone/p/254918/category=0 pp 36-39

Feb 2022 Other Ways to do Zen – Chih-I  pp 50-52

Yung-chia Hsuan-chueh (665-713)

March  2019-Selections from the Song of Awakening – Yung-chia Hsuan-chueh (665-713) -Commentary by Koda Sawaki (1885-1965) Commentary on the Song of Awakening trans by Tonen O’connor 2015  pp 149-154

October 2022 Selections from the Song of Awakening –  Part 2 Yung-chia Hsuan-chueh (665-713) -Commentary by Koda Sawaki (1885-1965) Commentary on the Song of Awakening trans by Tonen O’connor 2015  pp 149-154

Hui-neng (638-713)

July 2003– The Platform Sutra Hui-neng (638-713) -Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch Translated by Philip Yampolsky (1967) pp 134-141

January 2009– Platform Sutra- Ta-chien Hui-neng (638-713) The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, translated by Philip Yampolsky 1967 pp 136-141

August 2003- The Platform Sutra Part 2 -Hui-neng (638-713) -Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch Translated by Philip Yampolsky (1967)pp 165-168

December 2018 – One Practice Samadhi – Hui-neng (638-713) pt 1

April 2013– The Formless Precepts – The Four Boundless Vows pt 2– Hui-neng -The Platform Sutra – The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng translated by Red Pine 2006 pp 15-18

October 2022 – One Practice Samadhi – Part 3

June 2013- Platform Sutra –Part 4 Hui-neng -The Platform Sutra – The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng translated by Red Pine pp. 24-28

Hung-jen (600-674))

May 2007 Treatise on the Essentials of Cultivating the Mind Part 1 – Hung-jen (early 8th c) -The Northern School and the Formation of Early Ch’an Buddhism by John R. McRae  1986 pp. 121-123

June 2007- Treatise on the Essentials of Cultivating the Mind Part 2 – Hung-jen (early 8th c) -The Northern School and the Formation of Early Ch’an Buddhism-by John R. McRae  1986 pp 125-127

April 2017 and August 2022 Part 3 of above pieces pp 127-131

Ma-tsu (709-788)

     July- Sermons of Ma-tsu  -translated by Cheng Chien Bhikshu   Sun-Face Buddha: The Teachings of Ma-Tsu and the Hung-Chou School of Ch’an-

     August – Sermons of Ma-tsu part 2  -translated by Cheng Chien Bhikshu   Sun-Face Buddha: The Teachings of Ma-Tsu and the Hung-Chou School of Ch’an

Hui-hai (720-814)

     October 2010– The Essential Gateway to truth by Means of Instantaneous Awakening – Hui-hai -Ch’an Master Hui Hai – Zen Teaching of Instantaneous     Awakening-Translated by John Blofeld  1962

     November 2010 – Tsung Ching Record of Hui Hai -Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening translated by John Blofeld 19

     June 2015 -Tsung Ching Record of Hui Hai Ch’an Master Hui Hai- Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening translated b John Blofeld 1962 pp113-123

Kuei-shan (771-854)

February 2020 – Admonitions – The Five Houses of Zen Trans by Thomas Cleary pp 16-20

Fen-chou Wu-yeh (761-823).
September – Readings from Sun Face Buddha – Fen-chou Wu-yeh (761-823) -Sun-Face Buddha: The Teachings of Ma-Tsu and the Hung-Chou School of Ch’an  by Cheng Chien

Journal #1 Hsiang-yen and the Broken Tile (771-853) The Golden Age of Zen edited by John Chwan-Hwa Wu

Journal # 19 Guishan Da’an’s address (793-883) and Tugging the Ox  – Kaku-an (12th c) Zen’s Chinese Heritage; The Masters and Their Teachings by Andrew Ferguson

December 2005 – Treastise on the True Sudden Enlightenment School – Opening up Mind and revealing Reality–Nature Guifeng Zongmi (780–841)-Zen Dawn-Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang” Edited by J.C. Cleary(1986)  pp105-109

January 2006- Treastise on the True Sudden Enlightenment School – Opening up Mind and revealing Reality – Nature Guifeng Zongmi (780–841) Part 2 -Zen Dawn-Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang” Edited by J.C. Cleary(1986)  pp109-111

June 2021 Part 3 to above and all linked 9.22

Years 800-900

Lu Yan (829-874)

     February 2006 – Secret of the Golden Flower – The Chinese Classic book of Life – Lu Yan (829-874)

     March 2006 – Secret of the Golden Flower – The Chinese Classic book of Life – Lu Yan

     February 2008 -The Living Method of Turning the Light Around – Lu Yan ( 829-874) Secret of the Golden Flower – The Chinese Classic book of Life – Lu Yan

February 2002 The Wisdom of the Zen Masters (Kyogen 9th c.) The Wisdom of the Zen Masters; translated by Irmgard Schloegl (1975)

October 2013- Record of the Thatched Hall on Mount Lu – Po Chi-i (816) -Four Huts – Asian Writings on the Simple Life translated by Burton Watson 1994

Huang-po (d. 850)

First 3 linked online in archive 9.22

Jan 1999 (Journal # 3)- Transmission of Mind Huang-po Trans John Blofeld 1958The Zen Teaching of Huang Po pp 29-31

Dec 2000 (Journal # 26) – The Chun Chou Record of the Zen Master Huang Po- pp 31-33

December 2009 – Transmission of Mind Huang-po Part 2  pp. 33-36. 38

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Nov 1999 (Journal #13 ) -Transmission of Mind Huang-po  Trans John Blofeld 1958The Zen Teaching of Huang Po pp 54-58

 April 2007- Transmission of Mind Huang-po  Trans John Blofeld 1958The Zen Teaching of Huang Po pp 57-60

 December 2004 – The Wan Ling Record of Zen Master Huang Po – Zen Teaching of Huang Po On the Transmission of Mind translated by John Blofeld  pp 67-70

January 2005 – The Wan Ling Record of Zen Master Huang Po – Zen Teaching of Huang Po On the Transmission of Mind translated by John Blofeld  pp 70-73

March 2005 – Questions from the Wan Ling Record Of Zen Huang Po – Zen Teaching of Huang Po On the Transmission of Mind translated by John Blofeld pp 74-77

 November 2009– Transmission of Mind Huang-po  Trans John Blofeld 1958The Zen Teaching of Huang Po pp 106-108 p 116 131

 March-2011 Questions from the Wan Ling Record – Huang-po  The Zen Teaching of Huang Po-On the Transmission of Mind Translated by John Blofeld 1958 pp 81-85 Zen’s Chinese Heritage; The Masters and Their Teachings

April 2015– The Chun Chou Record of Zen Master Huang-po – recorded b P-ei Hsiu (858) Translated by John Blofeld The Zen Teaching of Huang-po – On the Transmission of Mind pp33-38 and 52-54

May 2014– Mind is the Buddha – Huang-po  The Zen Teaching of Huang Po trans by John Blofeld 1958 pp 87-88 and 91-93

Hung-jen (early 8th c)

May – Treatise on the Essentials of Cultivating the Mind – Hung-jen (early 8th c) -The Northern School and the Formation of Early Ch’an Buddhism by John R. McRae  1986

Lin-chi I-hsuan (d.866)

     January 2013 Discourse 18 Lin chi -The Recorded Sayings of Chan master Lin-chi Hui-chao of Chen Prefecture trans by Ruth Fuller Sasaki 1975 pp 7 – 10

     June 2004– Instructing the Group part 1 – Lin-chi I-hsuan  -Translated by Burton Watson “The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi” pp.47-50
     July -2004 Instructing the Group part 2 – Lin-chi I-hsuan -Translated by Burton Watson “The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi”
     August – Instructing the Group part 3 – Lin-chi I-hsuan -Translated by Burton Watson “The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi pp 57-62

     October 2003– From the Record of Lin-chi – Lin-chi  The Five Houses of Zen, Lin-chi (d. 867)-Translated by Thomas Cleary (1997) pp 49-53

     December 2003 second reading From the Record of Lin-chi – Lin-chi  -The Five Houses of Zen, Lin-chi (d. 867)pp. 54-56 Translated by Thomas Cleary (1997)

     September -2013 Record of Linji – Sangha Instruction -The Record of Linji trans by Jeffrey Broughton 2013 pp 60-

     Rinzai (d.866) taken from “The Zen Teaching of Rinzai” by Irmgard Schloegl (1976)

The Ten Ox Herding Pictures by Kaku-an Zen Flesh, Zen Bones; A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings by Paul Reps, Nyogen Senzaki

December 2011-Ten Guidelines for the Ch’an School -Fa-yen 885-958) The Roaring Stream – A New Zen Reader Edited by Nelson Foster and Jack Shoemaker

Journal # 25 -The Perception of Sages – Xitang Zen Essence – The Science of Freedom translated and edited by Thomas Cleary (1989)

October – Records of the Teachers and Students of the Lanka Gunabhadra of the Song period – Zen Dawn – Early Zen Texts from Tun Huang – Translated by J.C. Cleary (1986)

Years 900-1000

December 2014– Zongjing Lu – Records of the Source Mirror Fascile 1 -Yongmin Yanshou (904-976) Conception of Chan in the Zongjing Lu trans by Albert Welter 2011

September 2005– The Cooperation of Concentration and Insight Yung-ming (905-976) The Five Houses of Zen Trans by Thomas Cleary

Years 1000-1100

Ta Hui (1088-1163)

     Journal # 16 -Clear the Mind – Ta Hui  Zen Master Ta Hui Taken from Swampland Flowers Translated by Christopher Cleary (1977)

     February 2008 – Do Not Grasp Another’s Bow – Letter to Li Hsien-ch’en by Master Ta Hui -Swampland Flowers The Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta Hui-Trans by Christopher Cleary

Yuanwu (1063-1135)

Teachings of Yuanwu -Translated by J.C. Cleary and Thomas Cleary (1994)  the following all came from this book:

October 2004– Transmitting Wisdom – Yuanwu pp 11-14

Dec 2001 (Journal # 38) – Move with a Mighty Flow-   pp 20-23

September 2002 – Kindlng the Inexhaustible Lamp – Yuanwu – pp. 27-29

February 2005 – Hidden Treasure – Yuanwu pp 29-32

Note repeated journal….needs to be replaced!—-

February 2010 – A Lotus in Fire – Yuanwu (1063-1135) – pp 32-35

May 2010– A Lotus in Fire Yuanwu (1063-1135)

April 2014 – A Boatload of Moonlight- (1067-1135) Zen Letters – pp 36-38

January 2002– Direct Pointing – Yuanwu Zen Letters – pp 41-43 pp 1

May 2022 – Always Mindful  Zen Letters –  pp 60-62

March 2021 – Joyously alive  pp 75-77

     November 2004– Essentials of Mind – Yuanwu  The Five Houses of Zen Trans by Thomas Cleary and excerpt from “Subtle Wisdom – Understanding Suffering, Cultivating Compassion through Ch’an Buddhism” Master Sheng-yen pp. 59 -63

     April 2005– The Ultimate Way – Yuanwu (1 -The Five Houses of Zen Trans by Thomas Cleary

     May 2016 – Essentials of Mind Yuan wu (1063-1135) The Five Houses of Zen-Trans by Thomas Cleary pp 57 – 59

 May 2019 – How to be a Householder Bodhisattva – Yuan wu (1063-1135) A New Zen Reader ed Nelson Foster and Jack Shoemaker pp. 174-175

Foyan (1067-1120)

    August 2006– Wonder – Foyan -Instant Zen – Waking up in the Present Translated by Thomas Cleary

     March 2012– Sitting Meditation – Foyan Instant Zen-Waking up in the Present trans by Thomas Cleary 1994

     November 2014 – Same Reality, Different Dreams -Foyan Instant Zen-Waking up in the Present trans by Thomas Cleary 1994

     December 2016 – Stop Opinions – Foyan  Instant Zen-Waking up in the Present trans by Thomas Cleary 1994

Ta Hui (1088 1163)

 # 23 – The Great Affair – Ta Hui  Swampland Flowers: The Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta Hui translated by Christopher Cleary (1977)

November 2002- Nothing to Attain – Ta Hui -Swampland Flowers – The Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta Hui – Translated by Christopher Cleary (1977)

Feb 2000 – Clear the Mind – Swampland flowers – get page references

May 2000 Kaku-an -(12th century) The Ten Ox Herding Pictures –Manual of Zen Buddhism D.T. Suzuki 1960

Hung-chih Cheng-chueh  (1091-1157)

June 2000 pt 1 Journal # 20 The Practice of True Reality Hung-chih – Cultivating the Empty Field – The Silent Illumination of Zen Master HongzhiTaigen Dan Leighton with Yi Wu  pp 30-31

May 1999 pt 3 Cultivating the Empty Field – Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157) pp 51- 52

April 2021 pt 2 Practice of True Reality pp 30- 32

The three above are linked in the archive 8.22

**June 2012– Practice Instructions – Hongzhi Zhengjue -Cultivating the Empty Field – The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongshi – tr Taigen Dan Leighton ( This piece needs to be split into 2 but is not done yet)8.22

Jan 2020 The Bright, Boundless Field  pp 30-31

     May 2002 – Emptying and Opening Body and Mind – Hung-chih Cheng-chueh  (1091-1157) from Timeless Spring – A Soto Zen Anthology; Thomas Cleary

also small excerpt from Cultivating the Empty Field – The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi translated by Dan Leighton and Yi Wu

** find part 2 August 2020 – Silent Illumination Part 1 – Getting the Buddha Mind – On the Practice of Chan Retreat Sheng yen pp 105- 110 

Nov 2000 Journal # 25 –  Perception of Sages – Xiatang, 12th century – Zen Essence – The Science of Freedom translated and edited by Thomas Cleary (1989)  pp 74-75

Years 1100 – 1200

Mountain Poem Shih-wu (1271-1352) The Roaring Stream: A New Zen Reader-edited by Nelson Foster and Jack Shoemaker (1996

Chinul (1158-1210)

      Journal # 22 Secrets of Cultivating the Mind – Master Chinul (1158-1210) Minding Mind – A Course in Basic Meditation, edited and translated by Thomas Cleary (1995)

      June 2010- On Cultivating the Mind – Chinul (1158-1210) -Zen Sourcebook: Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and Japan-Trans by Stanley Lombardo

      September 2016 Secrets on Cultivating the Mind- Chinul (1158-1210) – Tracing Back the Radiance- Chinul’s Korean Way of Zen- Robert E. Buswell 1991

Journal # 12 The Gateless Gate by Ekai-Mu-mon from the introduction to the Mu-mon-kan -Mu-mon (1183–1260) also a small piece from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki (1957)

July 2010– Absorption in the Treasury of Light – Zen Master Ejo (1198-1282) -Minding Mind – A Course in Basic Meditation translated by Thomas Cleary  pp 52-59

Years 1200-1300

Dogen (1200-1253) 

     Journal #13 Zen Master Dogen  An Introduction with Selected Writingsghton with Yi Wu

     Journal # 27 -Plum Blossoms – Honoring the Teachings of Spring – Dogen -Volume Two of the Shobogenzo translated by Kosen Nishiyama and John Stevens (1977)

     Journal # 32-Essence of Zen- Dogen Essential Zen, Kazuaki Tanahashi and David Schneider (1994)

     Journal # 36 – Sounds of the Valley Streams, Colors of the Mountains Dogen  The Mountain and River Sutras from the Shobegenzo Vol II; translated by Kosen Nishiyama and John Stevens (1977)

     January 2004 – Practice of Meditation – Dogen -Buddhism and Zen Translated by Nyogen Senzaki
and Ruth McCandless (1987)

     February 2004– Essential Teachings of Dogen -Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen
by Kazuaki Tanahashi (1999 )

     May 2006– Eight Awakenings of Great Beings Part 1– Dogen Enlightenment Unfolds : The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen Translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi

     June 2006 – Eight Awakenings of Great Beings Part 2– Dogen  -Enlightenment Unfolds : The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen Translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi

     November 2006– From the Record of Things Heard – Dogen  The Roaring Stream – A New Zen Reader Edited by Nelson Foster and Jack Shoemaker 1996

     February 2007 – Only Buddha and Buddha – Dogen -Moon in a Dewdrop Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi

     December 2008– King of Samadhis- Dogen -Beyond Thinking – A guide to Zen Meditation Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi

     April 2008– Informal Talks Dogen  Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen – Kazuaki Tanahashi

     May 2008– Divine Light -Dogen Shobogenzo The Eye and Treasury of the True Law Volume 1 Translated by Kosen Nishiyama and John Stevens

     December 2010– Making the Altruistic Vow – Dogen  Master Dogen An Introduction with Selected Writings by Yuho Yokoi  1076

     November 2011-Guidelines for Studying the Way Dogen Moon in a Dewdrop – Writings of Zen Master Dogen, edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi

     April 2012– Plum Blossoms – Dogen -Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen, edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi

     May 2013– Eight Means to Enlightenment – The Eye and Treasure of the True Law Volume 4 -translated by Kosen Nishiyama 1983

     July 2013 – Great Enlightenment – Dogen – Shobogenzo Volume 1 – translated by Kosen Nishiyama and John Stevens 1975

     July 2016 – Journal of my Study in China – Dogen – Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen – Kazuaki Tanahashi

     August 2016 – Journal of my Study in China – Dogen – Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen – Kazuaki Tanahashi

     February 2019 – The Time-Being – Dogen -Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen – Kazuaki Tanahashi

April 2022 Practice of Meditation Dogen from Buddhism and Zen – Nyogen Senzaki and Ruth pp 24-27

June 2022 Guidelines for Studying the Way Dogen  pp 31-33

June 2002 – Instructions of Shoitsu (1201-1280) -The Original Face: An anthology of Rinzai Zen translated and edited by Thomas Cleary (1978)

Daikaku (1203-1268)

July 2002 – Sayings of Daikaku (1203-1268) Part 1 -Zen and the Ways by Trevor Leggett; Shambala (1978)

August 2002 – Sayings of Daikaku (1203-1268) Part 2 -Zen and the Ways by Trevor Leggett; Shambala (1978)

April 2018 – Zazenron – Daikaku Zen and the Ways Trevor Leggett  pp 50 – 54

March-2013- Treasury of Light – Master Ejo (1198-1282) -Minding Mind: A course in Basic Meditation, trans by Thomas Cleary 1995

March 2004 – Treatise on Sitting Meditation – Daikaku (1213-1279) -“Original Face: An Anthology of Rinzai Zen”Translated by Thomas Cleary

May –2015 Treatise on Sitting Meditation – Daikaku (1213-1279) The Original Face: An Anthology of Rinzai Zen translated and edited by Thomas Cleary 1978

Journal #28 -Daio’s Letters to Meditators – Daio (1235-1309) The Original Face; An Anthology of Rinzai Zen translated by Thomas Cleary (1978 – out of print)

August 2013 – Kao Feng’s Story (1238-1295) -The Practice of Zen – written by Chang Chen-Chi 1960

Journal # 17 -Mountain Poems Shih-wu (1271-1352)The Roaring Stream:A New Zen Reader-edited by Nelson Foster and Jack Shoemaker (1996

Journal # 21 -Zazen Yojinki – Keizan Jokan (1264-1325)-Timeless Spring – A Soto Zen Anthology; edited and translated by Thomas Cleary (out of print)

December 2002 – Dream Conversations Muso Kokushi (1275-1351) -Dream Conversations on Buddhism and Zen – Translated by Thomas Cleary (1994)

February 2011- Dream Conversations on Buddhism and Zen – Muso Kokushi (1275-1351)-Dream Conversations On Buddhism and Zen translated by Thomas Cleary 1994

January 2012– West Evening Talk part 2 -Muso Soseki (1275-1351) Sun At Midnight – Poems and Sermons Translated by W.S Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu 1989

February -2012 West Evening Talk part 3 -Muso Soseki (1275-1351) Sun At Midnight – Poems and Sermons Translated by W.S Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu 1989

June 2014– West Mountain Evening Talk – Muso Soseki Sun at Midnight pp154-159

Journal # 30 -Where to Locate the Mind – Muso (1275-1351) Dialogues in a Dream taken from The Roaring Stream – A New Zen Reader edited by Nelson Foster and Jack Shoemaker

November – 2007 – West Mountain Evening Talk – Muso Soseki (1275-1351) -Poems and Sermons of Muso Soseki translated by W.S. Merwin pp147-150

April 2010– On Gardens and the Way – Muso Soseki (1275-1351)Sun at Midnight Poems and Sermons of Muso SosekiTranslated by W.S. Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu pp.162-164

April-2011-West Mountain Evening Talks – Muso Soseki-Sun at Midnight – Poems and Sermons of Muso Soseki translated by W.S. Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu pp.150-153

June 2014 West Mountain Evening Talks – pt 4 Muso Soseki-Sun at Midnight – Poems and Sermons of Muso Soseki translated by W.S. Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu

June 2020 – Cultivation and Worldly Activities – Muso Soseki – Dialogues in a Dream trans by Thomas Yuho Kirchner pp. 241-242

Journal # 15-The Original Face -Master Myocho ( Daito Kokushi 1281-1337) A First Zen Reader – Compiled and translated by Trevor Leggett (1960)

March 2010- Treasury of Light – Master Ejo (1198-1282) -Minding Mind: A course in Basic Meditation, trans by Thomas Cleary 1995

Journal # 12 – The Gateless Gate by Ekai-Mu-mon – from the introduction to the Mu-mon-kan by Mu-mon (1183–1260) also a small piece from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki (1957)

Journal # 33 -Sayings of Master Rujing of Tiantong and short piece by Keizan Jokin (1264-1325)-Timeless Spring: A Soto Zen Anthology, Thomas Cleary (out of print)

September 2015 – Zazen – Meiho (1277-1350) Zen: Poems, Prayers, Sermons, Anecdotes, Interviews Edited and translated by Lucien Stryk and Takahashi Ikemoto

September 2009 – The Awakening of Mugai Nyodai (d 1298) Part 1 Zen Sourcebook Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and Japan Edited by Stephen Addiss 2008

October – 2009 The Awakening of Mugai Nyodai Part 2 (d 1298) Part 1 Zen Sourcebook Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and Japan Edited by Stephen Addiss 2008

Years 1300-1400

Journal # 34 -The Mind Ground – T’aego (1301-1382) -A Buddha from Korea: The Zen Teachings of T’aego, Thomas Cleary (1988)

April 2002– Mud and Water – Zen Master Bassui (1327-1387) A Collection of Talks by Zen Master Bassui; Translated by Arthur Braverman (1989)

October 2005 Mud and Water Pt 2– Zen Master Bassui (1327-1387) A Collection of Talks by Zen Master Bassui; Translated by Arthur Braverman (1989)

September 2012- Sermon of Zen Master Bassui – Bassui Tokusho (1327-1387) -The Original Face: An Anthology of Rinzai Zen trans by Thomas Cleary 1978

November 2012 -Mud and Water – Bassui (1327-1387) Mud and Water – A Collection of Talks by the Zen Master Bassui translated by Arthur Braverman 1989

Journal # 21 -Zazen Yojinki – Keizan Jokan (1264-1325) Timeless Spring – A Soto Zen Anthology; edited and translated by Thomas Cleary (out of print)

Journal # 17 – Mountain Poem Shih-wu (1271-1352) The Roaring Stream: A New Zen Reader edited by Nelson Foster and Jack Shoemaker (1996

September – The Awakening of Mugai Nyodai (d 1298) Part 1 Zen Sourcebook Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and Japan Edited by Stephen Addiss 2008

October – The Awakening of Mugai Nyodai Part 2 (d 1298) Part 1 Zen Sourcebook Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and Japan Edited by Stephen Addis

Years 1300-1400

Journal # 34 The Mind Ground – T’aego (1301-1382) -A Buddha from Korea: The Zen Teachings of T’aego, Thomas Cleary (1988)

November 2005 Stopping and Seeing – Wei-tse (d 1348) Teachings of Zen – Ed Thomas Cleary- also poem by Ryokan from One Robe, One Bowl, the Zen Poetry of Ryokan tr by John Stevens

April – Mud and Water – Zen Master Bassui (1327-1387) Mud and Water – A Collection of Talks by Zen Master Bassui; Translated by Arthur Braverman (1989)

March –2010 Mud and Water – Bassui (1327-1387)-Mud and Water – A Collection of Talks by the Zen Master Bassui -Translated by Arthur Braverman 1989

November 2013 -Mud and Water – Bassui (1327-1387) Mud and Water – A Collection of Talks by the Zen Master Bassui translated by Arthur Braverman 1989

December 2005- Treatise on the True Sudden Enlightenment School Opening up Mind and Revealing Reality-Nature Zong Mi (780-841)

January 2006- Treatise on the True Sudden Enlightenment School Opening up Mind and Revealing Reality-Nature Zong Mi (7801-841)

July – Skeletons – Ikkyu (1394-1481) Wild Ways translated by John Stevens 2003

August – Skeletons Part 2 – Ikkyu (1394-1481) Wild Ways translated by John Stevens 2003

Years 1400-1500

Journal # 2 Warrior Zen – Suzuki Shosan (1467-1568) The Diamond-hard Wisdom Mind of Suzuki Shosan edited by Arthur Braverman

Years 1500-1600

September 2007 – The Mirror of Zen-The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice – So Sahn (1520-1604) -The Mirror of Zen – The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice by Zen Master So Sahn Trans Boep Joeng

August 2014 -The Mirror of Zen-Pt 2The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice – So Sahn (1520-1604) -The Mirror of Zen – The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice by Zen Master So Sahn Trans Boep Joeng

September 2014- The Mirror of Zen-Pt 2The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice – So Sahn (1520-1604) -The Mirror of Zen – The Classic Guide to Buddhist Practice by Zen Master So Sahn Trans Boep Joeng

October 2007 – Pure Land Teachings of Master Chu-hung (1535-1615) -Pure Land Pure Mind-translated by J.C. Cleary

Journal #9 Discourse of Master Han Shan Zen Master Han Shan (1545-1623) from The Practice of Zen by Chang Chen-Chi (1959; out of print) pp 90-92

Journal # 29 Takuan’s Letter to Yagyu Munenori on the Mystery of the Immovable Mind Takuan (1573-1645)

March 2002 – Zen and Japanese Culture D.T. Suzuki (1959)

March 2002 The Mind of No-Mind- Mushin no Shin Takuan Soho Takuan Soho (1573-1645) From Zen and Japanese Culture p.111-113 -D.T. Suzuki (1971)

November 2017- Discourses of Master Po Shan (1575-1630) – The Practice of Zen – Chang Chen-chi 1960 pp 78-80

2003 March – Elementary Talk on Zen Part 1 Man-an (1591-1654) Minding Mind – A Course in Basic Meditation Translated by Thomas Cleary (1995)

2003 April – Elementary Talk on Zen Part 2 Man-an (1591-1654) Minding Mind – A Course in Basic Meditation Translated by Thomas Cleary (1995)

2003 May – Elementary Talk on Zen Part 3 Man-an (1591-1654) Minding Mind – A Course in Basic Meditation Translated by Thomas Cleary (1995)

2003 June – Elementary Talk on Zen Part 4 Man-an (1591-1654) Minding Mind – A Course in Basic Meditation Translated by Thomas Cleary (1995)

2008 May – Five Points in Buddhist Practice – Suzuki Shosan (1579-1655) – Warrior Zen – The Diamond-hard Wisdom Mind of Suzuki Shosan Edited and trans by Arthur Braverman 

Years 1600-1700

2008 January – Avoiding Foxes and Dogs – Yuan-hsien (1618-1697) Teachings of Zen-Translated by Thomas Cleary

2017 August – True Mind – Yuan-hsien (1618-1697) Teachings of Zen-Translated by Thomas Cleary

January – Three Sources of Truth – Natural Real Buddha Nature – Ta-tu (17th c) Real Truth Hui-Ching (1528-1598) and The Spiritual Light Yuan-hsien (1618-1697) Teachings of Zen-Translated by Thomas Cleary

Bankei Yotaku (1622-1693)

Journal # 5 – The Unborn – Bankei Yotaku (1622-1693) Unborn: The Life and Teaching of Zen Master Bankei translated by Norman Waddell pp 85-87

2008 October – The Ryumon-ji Sermons – Bankei (1622-1693) -The Unborn – The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei translated by Norman Waddell pp 56-58

2016 March The Unborn – Bankei (1622-1693) The Unborn The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei pp. 34 beginning of the book

2019 April The Hoshin-ji Sermons -Bankei (1622-1693) The Unborn The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei pp.77-80

2020 March – No Such Thing as Enlightenment -Bankei (1622-1693) Bankei Zen ed Yoshito Hakeda and Peter Haskel pp.82-84

Journal #10 – True Meditation – Hakuin  (1685-1768) – Zen Master Hakuin Selected Writings edited by Philip B. Yamplosky, 1971

2015 January – Idle Talk on a Night Boat – Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) -“Hakuin’s Precious Mirror Cave” edited and translated by Norman Waddell, 2009.

Years 1700-1800

2014 Janurary – True Realization -Torei Enji (1721-1792) Part 1 -The Undying Lamp of Zen – The Testament of Zen Master Torei translated by Thomas Cleary 2010

2014 February – Passing Through Barriers Part 2 The Undying Lamp of Zen – The Testament of Zen Master Torei translated by Thomas Cleary 2010

2005 July – The Way – author unknown (discovered 1739) Taoist Meditation – Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body” Trans by Thomas Cleary

August 2005 -Heaven and Earth – author unknown (discovered 1739) Taoist Meditation – Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body” Trans by Thomas Cleary

2004 April – The Spur for a Good Horse part 1- Torei Enji (1721-1792) -The Three Ages of Zen – By Trevor Leggett, 1993

2004 May – The Spur for a Good Horse part 2- Torei Enji (1721-1792) -The Three Ages of Zen By Trevor Leggett, 1993

2006 July – The Essential Secrets for Entering the Way – Master Torei (1721-1792) The Original Face: An Anthology of Rinzai Zen Translated by Thomas Cleary

Journal 11 – Climbing a Mountain, Crossing a River – Liu-I-ming (1737-?) Awakening to the Tao by Liu I-ming, translated from the Chinese by Thomas Cleary

Years 1800-1900

November 2015 – Investigating Chan and Contemplating Mind – Xuyun (1839-1959) Attaining the Way – A guide to the Practice of Chan Buddhism – Sheng Yen 2006

Shunryu Suzuki (1905-1971)

2015 February – Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki (1905-1971) Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Informal talks on Zen meditation and practice 1970

Journal 15 2000 The Original Face of Zazen – Myocho Taken from A First Zen Reader Compiled and translated by Trevor Leggett (1960)

also a short excerpt from A collection of discourses on Zen by Takashina Rosen,(1878-1968) taken from A Tongue-tip Taste of Zen, in A First Zen Reader by Trevor Leggett (1960)

2013 December – The Essentials of Chan Practice – Master Xu Yun (1839-1959) The Essentials of Chan Practice translated by Guogu as found in Attaining the Way-A Guide to the Practice of Chan Buddhism – Sheng Yen 2006

2015 -August – Jade Buddha Monastery 5th day of Ch’an Retreat 1953 -Hsu Yun (1840-1959) -Excerpted from Ch’an and Zen Teaching – edited and translated by Lu K’uan Yu 1960 pp.66-68

2014 October – The Threefold Question in Zen – D. T. Suzuki (1870-1966) The Awakening of Zen edited by Christman Humphreys

2015 March – Notes on Meditation – Nyogen Senzaki (1876-1958) Buddhism and Zen by Nyogen Senzaki and Ruth Strout McCandless 1953 pp 19-24

Years 1900-2000

 Takashina Rosen (1876-1968)

2006 December – A Tongue-Tip Taste of Zen – Takashina Rosen (1876-1968) -A First Zen Reader-Compiled and translated by Trevor Leggett 1960

2020 November – The Sermon of No Words – Takashina Rosen (1876-1968) – The Tiger’s Cave – trans by Trevor Leggett

2017 September – The Sermon of No Words – Rosen Takashina (1876- 1968) – The Tiger’s Cave – Translations of Japanese Zen Texts Trevor Leggett 1964 pp 177-179

2021 Dec – Stillness in Action – Takashina Rosen – A Second Zen Reader – Trevor Leggett pp 188-189

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (1906-1993)

2018 March   Following the Breath with Mindfulness-Mindfulness with Breathing – A Manual for Serious Beginners trans by Santikaro Bhiddhu 1988 pp 31-36

Koun Yamada  (1907-1989)

2018 Feb – All Beings are in the Process of Becoming Buddhas – Zen The Authentic Gate pp 160-162

 Kusan Sunim (1909-1983)

August – Essential Teachings of the Stone Lion – Kusan Sunim (1909-1983)  Kusan Sunim -The Way of Korean Zen by Kusan Sunim

2010 September – Essential Teachings of the Stone Lion – Stages of Meditation Kusan Sunim (1909-1983) Kusan Sunim -The Way of Korean Zen by Kusan Sunim

2021 October – Advice and Encouragement – Kusan Sunim  pp 127-134

Kosho Uchiyama (1912 -1999)

2010 June – World of Intensive Practice – Kosho Uchiyama (1912 -1999) -Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama 2004

2011 January –Constancy from Opening the Hand of Thought – Kosho Uchiyama (1912-1998)Master Dogen An Introduction with Selected Writings by Yuho Yokoi  1076

2010 January – Opening the Hand of Thought – Kosho  -Uchiyama (1912-1998) -Opening the Hand of Thought – Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice pp 71-74;82-84

2022 Jan –  Opening the Hand of Thought – Kosho  -Uchiyama (1912-1998) -Opening the Hand of Thought – Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice  pp 12-15

Song-chol (1912-1993)

2020 December – Since I Became Buddha pt 1 – Song-chol (1912-1993) – Echoes from Mt Kaya: Selections on Korean Buddhism

2021 January –  Since I Became Buddha pt 2 – Song-chol (1912-1993) – Echoes from Mt Kaya: Selections on Korean Buddhism

2015 October  – Understanding Mind – Ajahn Chah (1919-1992) -Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away- Teachings on Impermanence and the End of  Suffering trans by Paul Beiter 2005

2016 October  No End to Practice – Soko Morinaga (1925-1995) -Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of my own Stupidity – Soko Morinaga 2002

Sheng yen

2004 Feb Methods of Practice -Sheng-yen (1931-2009)-Subtle Wisdom – Understanding Suffering, Cultivating Compassion through Ch’an Buddhism

2014 March  Concentration and Wisdom are One Essence Sheng-yen (1931-2009)-Subtle Wisdom – Understanding Suffering, Cultivating Compassion through Ch’an Buddhism

2014 July – Silent Illumination – Sheng Yen (1930-2009) Attaining the Way- A Guide to the Practice of Chan Buddhism 2006  pp 162-165

2019 Oct – Cat and Mouse- Sheng Yen Attaining the Way- pp184-186  These 2 are now linked 8.22

2019 Sept – Understanding Impermanence same as above  pp 132-133 Attaining the Way

2020 August – Silent Illumination – Part 1 – Sheng Yen (1930-2009) Getting the Buddha Mind – On the Practice of Chan Retreat 1982  this is Hongzhi piece with commentary by Sheng yen

2016 November – Stages of Enlightenment – Sheng Yen (1930-2009) Getting the Buddha Mind-On the Practice of Chan Retreat 1982 Sheng Yen

2022 March – Dreaming Asleep and Awake – Sheng yen – Dharma Drum pp 10-15

2009 February – To Live is Just To Live – Dainin Katagiri (1928-1990) Returning to Silence:  Zen Practice in Daily Life

2009 March – Shikantaza- Hakuun Yasutani (1885-1973) -Koan Practice and Shikantaza” reprinted from On Zen Practice by Hakuyu Taizan Maizumi. Boston: Wisdom Publications 2002

2019 July – About this Mind Excerpted from Food for the Heart – The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah 2002  pp 47- 48

2021 Nov Buddhism is Natural Truth –  Buddhadasa Bhikku  Under the Bodhi Tree – trans and edited by Santikaro 2017  pp 1-3 (1906-1993)

2017 December – Fundamental Principles – Ajahn Buddhadasa (1906-1993) Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree-The Buddha’s Teachings on Voidness pp 3-7

2019 July 2019 About This Mind Ajahn Chah  (1918-1992) Excerpted from Food for the Heart – The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah 2002  pp 47- 48

2011 June -Since I became a Buddha – Dharma lecture June 1981- Song-chol (1912-1993)-Echoes on Mt. Kaya – Selections on Korean Buddhism

2003 September – The Practice of Compassion – Ji Aoi Isshi – from unpublished manuscript

Years 2000-present