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The majority of the following books are from the library of Chon Tri. Many of the summaries and in his own words. If you wish to purchase the book, click on the cover image and you will be linked to Amazon.com.
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buy this book 21. MASTER YUNMEN: FROM THE RECORD OF THE CHAN MASTER
by Ch'an master Yunmen; Urs App (translator)
Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc (ISBN #: 1568360053, Paperback, 256pp, February 1994)
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Summary
A selection of the recorded sayings of Ch'an master Yunmen, the founder of Yunmen school in China.

Translated & edited by Urs App

buy this book 22. MOON IN A DEWDROP: WRITINGS OF ZEN MASTER DOGEN
by Zen master Dogen; Kazuaki Tanahashi (translator)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (ISBN #: 086547186X, Paperback, 356 pp, April 1985)
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Summary
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Translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters. Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before. Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self.

buy this book 23. MUD AND WATER: A COLLECTION OF TALKS BY THE ZEN MASTER BASSUI
by Zen master Bassui; Artur Braverman (translator)
Publisher: North Point Press (ISBN #: 086547401X, Paperback, 160 pp, November 1989)
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Summary
In these dharma talks of the 14th century Japanese Zen master, a central message emerges: the act of seeing your original nature is Buddhahood itself.

Translated from Japanese by Artur Braverman

buy this book 24. ON SUDDEN ILLUMINATION
by Ch'an master Hui-hai
Publisher: Lotus Lanter (ISBN #: 0000000001, Paperback, no page numbers., January 1975)
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Summary
Master Hui-hai (meaning "Ocean of Wisdom" lived during the eight century, in China. Ordained early, he stayed a few years with his teacher and then went to sstudy with Ma-tsu (died 788), the famed master of his day. After six years, he returned to his original temple to care for his ailing teacher. There he wrote this treatise "On Sudden Illumination". (From the Introduction of the book).

buy this book 25. ORIGINAL TEACHINGS OF CH'AN BUDDHISM: SELECTED FROM THE TRANSMISSION OF THE LAMP
by Chang Chung-Yuan (translator)
Publisher: Pantheon Books (ISBN #: 0679758240, Paperback, 333 pp, January 1995)
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Summary
This selection of translation from The Transmission of the Lamp - the oldest collection of teachings of the original Chinese masters of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism - is accompanied by biographical essays on the nineteen masters whose works are presented here, and by Professor Chang's commentaries on their teachings.

Selected and translated from Chinese by Chang Chung-Yuan

buy this book 26. POCKET ZEN READER
by Thomas Cleary (translator)
Publisher: Shambhala (ISBN #: 157062447X, Pocket size - Softcover - 218 pp, January 1999)
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Summary
This book is a collection of quotations from the great Eastern maters of Zen. It has no beginning, middle, or end. The masters talk about the practcalities of Zen realization in many different ways, speaking as they did to different audiences in different times, but all of them are talking about waking up, seeing for yourself, and standing on your own two feet. Start anywhere; eventually you'll come full circle. (From the Introduction of the book.)

buy this book 27. RECORDED SAYINGS OF ZEN MASTER JOSHU
by Ch'an master Chao-chou; James Green (translator)
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc. (ISBN #: 1570624143, Hardcover, 184pp, September 1998)
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Summary
The is a record of the sayings of Chao-chou, one of the most brilliant Chinese Ch'an masters.

Translated from Chinese by James Green

buy this book 28. SUBTLE SOUND: THE ZEN TEACHING OF MAURINE STUART
by Zen teacher Maurine Stuart; Roko Sherry Chayat (editor)
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc. (ISBN #: 1570620946, Paperback, 120 pp, November 1996)
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Summary
Maurine Stuart, a pianist became a Zen teacher and a Dharma heir of Roshi Soen Nakagawa.

Edited by Roko Sherry Chayat

buy this book 29. SUN FACE BUDDHA: THE TEACHINGS OF MA-TSU AND THE HUNG-CHOU SCHOOL OF CHAN
by Ch'an master Ma-tsu; Cheng Chien Bhikshu (translator)
Publisher: Jain Publishing Company, Incorporated (ISBN #: 0875730221, Paperback, 176pp, August 1993)
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Summary
This is a collection of the teachings of Great Ch'an master Ma-tsu...translated from Chinese and introduced by Cheng Chien Bhikshu.

buy this book 30. SWAMPLAND FLOWERS: THE LETTERS AND LECTURES OF ZEN MASTER TA HUI
by Ch'an master Ta-hui; Christopler Cleary (translator)
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (ISBN #: 080214098X, Paperback, 144 pp, January 1977)
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Summary
This is a selection of the teachings drawn from the letters, sermons, and lectures of Ch'an master Ta-hui - the one who burned the famous Zen koan collection of his own Zen teacher: The Blue Cliff Record.

Translated from Chinese by Christopher Cleary

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