June 24, 2011

50 Green Koans

It's hard to believe that our contributing editor Clark Strand has already been offering his weekly Green Koan for fifty weeks. If you have not been following this series, I recommend giving them a look. Whether for their playful insights into nature, interesting historical notes, or just the fact that they can stop your mind and open it up to a larger view, it is a truly beautiful and unique series.

Green Koans Case 1: Shakyamuni Touches the Earth
Green Koans Case 2: Shantideva's Sword

Green Koans Case 3: The Great Compassionate One's True Eye
Green Koans Case 4: One-Page Dharma
Green Koans Case 5: The Person of the Way
Green Koans Case 6: The Green Yogi
Green Koans Case 7: Rain of the Law
Green Koans Case 8: Bashō's Last Words
Green Koans Case 9: General Stone Tiger
Green Koans Case 10: Joshu's Oak Tree
Green Koans Case 11: A Brahmin Takes a Bath
Green Koans Case 12: The Original Face
Green Koans Case 13: Seki's Amida
Green Koans Case 14:Avalokiteshvara Becomes a Bee
Green Koans Case 15: The Second Watch of the Night
Green Koans Case 16: The Great Being
Green Koans Case 17: The Color of Insight
Green Koans Case 18: Fear No Evil
Green Koans Case 19: One Small Candle
Green Koans Case 20: Indra's Grass Stalk
Green Koans Case 21: Blue Mountains Walking
Green Koans Case 22: Handing Down the Lotus
Green Koans Case 23: Run, Rabbit, Run!
Green Koans Case 24: Not Born Again
Green Koans Case 25: Keichu the Wheelmaker
Green Koans Case 26: Ryutan Blows Out a Light
Green Koans Case 27: What Time Is It Now?
Green Koans Case 28: The Buddha's Union
Green Koans Case 29: Makiguchi Refuses to Lecture
Green Koans Case 31: Daito’s Raincoat
Green Koans Case 32: The Buddha's Mission
Green Koans Case 33: The Evil Person
Green Koans Case 34: Keeping it Simple
Green Koans Case 35: Into the Wild
Green Koans Case 36: P'ang Splits Wood
Green Koans Case 37: Myoe's Letter to Japan
Green Koans Case 38: Ajaan Lee refuses to bow
Green Koans Case 39: The Great Natural Way
Green Koans Case 40: The Gift of Rice
Green Koans Case 41: The Meaning of Suffering
Green Koans Case 42: Hui-ke Offers His Arm
Green Koans Case 43: Jōshū’s “Mu”
Green Koans Case 44: On Killing
Green Koans Case 45: The Perfection of Wisdom in One Letter
Green Koans Case 46: A Tree Joins the Monastery,
Green Koans Case 47: Rikyū’s “Only This”
Green Koan Case 48: Ta Tsung Makes a Stool
Green Koan Case 49: Myōe Saves a Bee
Green Koan Case 50: Dōgen’s Eyes and Nose

Other Tricycle Wisdom Collection pieces by Clark Strand:
13 Ways of Looking at a Madman
The Wisdom of Frogs
Green Meditation: Turn Out the Lights
Green Bodhisattva: Path to Recovery
Green Bodhisattva: Restored to Sanity
Green Bodhisattva: Care of the Earth




 

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