Table of contents for Sitting with koans : essential writings on Zen koan introspection / edited by John Daido Loori ; foreword by Thomas Yuho Kirchner.

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Contents
Foreword 
Thomas Yuho Kirchner	 xi
Introduction: The Anatomy of the Zen Koan	 1
Editor's Note	 9
Historical Perspective
	1.	The Definition of a Koan	13 
Chung-fen Ming-pen
	2.	The Sung Period: A Time of Maturation	17 
Heinrich Dumoulin
	3.	Five Houses of Zen	41 
Heinrich Dumoulin
	4.	The "Short-cut" Approach of K'an-hua 	75
Meditation	 
Robert E. Buswell, Jr.
	5.	Koan Practice	91 
William M. Bodiford
	6.	The Nature of the Rinzai (Linji) Koan Practice 	117 
Victor Sogen Hori
	7.	The Steps of Koan Practice	131 
Victor Sogen Hori
Japanese Koan Study
	8.	Dogen and Koans	151 
John Daido Loori
	9.	Keizan, Koans, and Succession in the Soto School	163 
Francis Dojun Cook
	10. 	Ancestor Dajian Huineng 	171 
Keizan Jokin
	11. 	Hakuin Ekaku and the Modern Koan System	181
Philip Yampolsky
12.	The Mu Koan	185	Hakuin Ekaku	
13. 	The Voice of the Sound of One Hand	191
Hakuin Ekaku
Modern Koan Commentary
	14. 	Ninth Koan	199
Sokei-an Sasaki
	15. 	Prajnatara Recites His Sutra	205
Nyogen Sensaki
	16. 	Passover Teisho	209
Soen Nakagawa
	17. 	Nansen (Nanquan) Kills a Cat	221
Zenkei Shibayama
	18. 	Commentary on the Koan "Mu"	229
Hakuun Yasutani
	19. 	Roso (Luzu) Faces the Wall	241
Taizan Maezumi
	20. 	The Record of Master Rinzai (Linji)	255
Eido Shimano
	21. 	Bodhidharma's Emptiness	263
Robert Aitken
	22. 	Think Neither Good nor Evil	271
Philip Kapleau
	23. 	A Buffalo Passes Through a Window	281
Dennis Genpo Merzel
	24.	Moshan's Nature of the Summit Mountain	289
John Daido Loori
	25. 	Everybody's Light	299
Roko Sherry Chayat
Who's Who	309
Permission Credits	313
Index	317

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Koan.
Meditation -- Zen Buddhism.