Writing

Stefano Mui Barragato

Zen Mishimi: Stef’s “take” on Zen

Reflections on The Wumenkuan: Commentary on the 48 cases of The Gateless Gate

Blue Cliff Record Case 1, The Highest Meaning of the Holy Truths

Blue Cliff Record Case 2, The Ultimate Path Is without Difficulty

Blue Cliff Record Case 3, Master Ma Is Unwell

Blue Cliff Record Case 4, Te Shan Carrying His Bundle

Blue Cliff Record Case 5, Hsueh Feng’s Grain of Rice

Blue Cliff Record Case 6, Yun Men’s Every Day Is a Good Day

Blue Cliff Record Case 7, Hui Ch’ao Asks about Buddha

Blue Cliff Record Case 8, Ts’ui Yen’s Eyebrows

Blue Cliff Record Case 9, Chao-chou’s Four Gates

Blue Cliff Record Case 10, Mu Chou’s Thieving Phony

Blue Cliff Record Case 11, Huang Po’s Gobblers of Dregs

Blue Cliff Record Case 12, Tung Shan’s Three Pounds of Hemp

Blue Cliff Record Case 13, Pa Ling’s Snow in a Silver Bowl

Blue Cliff Record Case 14, Yun Men’s Appropriate Statement

Blue Cliff Record Case 15, Yun Men’s Upside-Down Statement

Blue Cliff Record Case 16, Ching Ch’ing’s Man in the Weeds

Blue Cliff Record Case 17 & 20, Bodhidharma Comes from the West

Blue Cliff Record Case 18, National Teacher Chung’s Seamless Monument

Blue Cliff Record Case 21, Chih Men’s Lotus Flower, Lotus Leaves

Blue Cliff Record Case 22, Hsueh Feng’s Turtle-Nosed Snake

Margaret Ne-Eka Barragato

Second Kings 5: 1-19 (RSV): a story about “somebodies” and “nobodies”

The Rich Young Man: atop the 100-foot pole

Terror: a study of two koans, one Buddhist and the other Christian

Words: how language — words — cannot define God, Buddha-nature, the unborn, etc.

Death and Rebirth: in Christianity and Buddhism

Book of Serenity, Case 43: Arising and Vanishing

Peter Seishin Wohl

Gateless Gate, Case 5: Kyogen’s Man Up a Tree

Blue Cliff Record, Case 89: The Hands and Eyes of the Bodhisattva of Compassion

Gateless Gate, Case 19: Ordinary Mind is the Way

Gateless Gate, Case 37: Joshu’s Oak Tree

A Stalk of Grass

Coyote: a modern Jataka tale of Coyote meeting the Buddha

Coyote Enters the Garden: Another coyote tale

Why Is It that We Practice Zazen?: The meaning of meditation

Peter Joryu Harris

Gateless Gate, Case 8: Keichu Makes Carts

Jaime Heiku McLeod

Gateless Gate, Case 41: Bodhidharma’s Mind-Pacifying

Book of Serenity, Case 20: Dizang’s Not Knowing

Book of Serenity, Case 94: Dongshan is Unwell

Book of Serenity, Case 97: Emperor Tungguang’s Hat

Blue Cliff Record, Case 2: The Ultimate Path is Without Difficulty

Blue Cliff Record, Case 5: Hsueh-feng’s Grain of Rice

Blue Cliff Record, Case 46: Ching Ch’ing’s Sound of Raindrops

Blue Cliff Record, Case 48: Turning Over the Tea Kettle at Chao Ch’ing

Hidden Lamp, Chiyono’s No Water, No Moon

Stop the Fighting Across the River