Books in Our Tradition

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

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Compiled and edited by Stephen Mitchell.
A delightful, irreverent, and often hilarious record of interactions with Western students.
Grove Press, 1976. $14.00
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The Whole World is a Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life.

Zen Master Seung Sahn.
The first kong-an collection to appear in many years; Christian, Taoist, and Buddhist sources.

Tuttle, 1993. $22.95
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The Compass of Zen

Zen Master Seung Sahn. Compiled and edited by Hyon Gak Sunim.

Simple, clear, and often hilarious presentation of the essential teachings of the main Buddhist traditions, culminating in Zen, by one of the most beloved Zen Masters of our time.

Shambhala, 1997. $24.95
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Only Don’t Know: Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Issues of work, relationships, and suffering are discussed as they relate to meditation practice.

Shambhala, 1999. (Primary Point Press, 1982.) $16.95
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Wanting Enlightenment is a Big Mistake: Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Compiled and edited by Hyon Gak Sunim. Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Shambhala, 2006. $15.95
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Ten Gates: The Kong-an Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Presents kong-an practice in action, through real interactions between the beloved Zen Master and his students as they work via letters.

Shambhala, 2007. (Primary Point Press, 1987.) $14.95
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Open Mouth Already a Mistake: Talks by Zen Master Wu Kwang

Teachings of a Zen Master who is also a husband, father, practicing Gestalt therapist and musician.

Primary Point Press, 1997. $18.95
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Don’t-Know Mind: The Spirit of Korean Zen

Zen Master Wu Kwang uses stories about Korean Zen Masters from Ma-tsu to Seung Sahn to present Zen teaching applicable to anyone’s life.

Shambhala, 2004. $14.95
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Elegant Failure: A Guide to Zen Koans

Drawing on over 30 years of practice and teaching, Zen Master Wu Kwang has selected 22 cases from The Blue Cliff Record and Wu-men-kuan that he finds deeply meaningful and helpful for meditation practice. In Elegant Failure, he provides a wealth of background information and personal anecdotes for each koan that help to illuminate its meaning without detracting from its paradoxical nature.

Rodmell Press, 2010. $16.95
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One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat

The story of Zen Master Bon Yeon’s solo retreat is threaded through with Zen teaching and striking insights into the human mind when left to its own devices.

Wisdom Publications, $14.95
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The Teachings of Zen Master Man Gong

Translated and edited by Zen Master Dae Kwang, Hye Tong Sunim, and Kathy Park.
Zen Master Man Gong (1872-1946) received transmission from Zen Master Kyong Ho, and is one of the truly towering figures in modern Korean Zen. He and his students played a central role in re-establishing the Buddhist tradition in Korea after centuries of suppression during the Chosan dynasty. Zen Master Man Gong was the grand teacher of Zen Master Seung Sahn.

Kwan Um School of Zen, 2009. $10.00
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A Gathering of Spirit: Women Teaching in American Buddhism

Ellen Sidor
Talks and discussions from three landmark conferences at Providence Zen Center.

Primary Point Press, Third Edition 1992. $11.95
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Media:

Chanting Instructional CD

The morning and evening bell chants, daily chants, plus special chanting. If you’re ordering this CD to learn the chants, we suggest that you also order a copy of the chanting book if you don’t already have one.

Primary Point Press, 2000. $10.00
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Perceive World Sound

Historic recording with Zen Master Seung Sahn of the morning and evening bell chants and the daily chants done at the Kwan Um School Centers.

Providence Zen Center, 1978. $15.00
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Wake Up! On the Road with a Zen Master

An entertaining documentary that captures Zen Master Seung Sahn’s energy and presents the core of his teaching. 54 minutes.

Primary Point Press, 1992. $30.00
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The Whole World is a Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life

Zen Master Seung Sahn
CD-ROM version for Mac and PC. Audio recordings of Zen Master Seung Sahn’s commentaries together with the full text of the kong-an collection. 2 discs.

Primary Point Press, 2006. $30.00
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Zen Buddhist Chanting

Chanting by Korean monk Hye Tong Sunim. Includes Thousand Eyes and Hands Sutra, Kwan Seum Bosal chanting, Sashi Maji chanting, Homage to the Three Jewels, The Four Mantras, and an extended version of Kwan Seum Bosal chanting.

Primary Point Press, 2005. $15.00
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Out of print:

Bone of Space: Poems by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Zen Master Seung Sahn

This collection captures a master’s thoughts during everyday life while traveling, talking on the phone, attending a friend’s funeral.

Primary Point Press, 1992. $15.00