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ZEN NOTES, 1955

January, 1955

January, 1955

The Zen Eye of the Agamas: Sariputra and the Noisy Monks, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Apropos of Bodhidharma; Translation of December 2004 Bodhidharma Scroll, by Paul Reps
New Wine: Distinction between Hinayana and Mahayana

February, 1955

February, 1955

Sokei-an Says: Buddha's Buddhism.
The Zen Eye of the Agamas: Ananda and the Novice, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Sokei-an: Bringing Nirvana. A Poem about Sokei-an Sasaki
When I received the First Koan, by Sokei-an Sasaki
When Sokei-an Sasaki Outlived his Predicted Death Date: A new name: "Tigerheart"
More Roly-Polies: "Floored 7 times--Stand Up 8!"
Book Noted: Pioneers, O Pioneers: Jesuits in North America
Book Noted: Zen in the Art of Archery

March, 1955

March, 1955

On the occasion of our twenty-fifth anniversary
The zazenkai will journey to Newark Airport to meet Ruth Fuller Sasaki and Isshu Miura Roshi
The Zen Eye of the Agamas: Clearing Away the Five Afflictions, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Poem: Nirvana
Zenrin Kushu: The Barbarian has a red beard, Mumonkan, 2
On Translating Chinese Poems: Translation does not bring poems alive.

April, 1955

April, 1955

Living Zen: A Biographical Sketch of Isshu Miura Roshi, by Ruth Sasaki
Death of a Senior Sangha Member, "Baroness" Asta Dorpowska
April 12, 1955 at the Impeiral Palace: Walter Nowick Performs for the Emperor
Chinese: Lao-shih; Japanese: Roshi.

May, 1955

May, 1955

The Three Treasures: Universal communion among Buddhists
Japanese Calligraphy for the Three Refuges, by Isshu Miura Roshi
Whom do we call Buddhists? World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference
The Designer of Zen Notes: Calligraphy is a work of Art

June, 1955

June, 1955

The Four Vows: Commentary and Calligraphy, by Isshu Miura Roshi
Sokei-an Says: The Sixth Patriarch and the Four Vows
East-West Commuters: Our calligraphic picnic

July, 1955

July, 1955

Departure of Miura Roshi; Twelve Persons Enter the Sangha
A Novice at Nanzen-ji, by Isshu Miura Roshi
Mu: Calligraphy and translation of "Mu"
Book Noted: The Art of Indian Asia, by Heinrich Zimmerk
Cover: Peonies

August, 1955

August, 1955

Poem & Calligraphy: "Having knocked at the gate", by Kido Osho
A Portrait of Daio Kokushi, a gift the First Zen Institute
An Ancient Prophesy Renewed
Zen Transmission, by Sokei-an Sasaki
From an Address Given by the Prime Minister of Burma
Cover: Poem and Calligraphy by Kido Osho

September, 1955

September, 1955

To Encourage the Study of the Orthodox Sect of Rinzai Zen, by Goto Roshi
The Great Tao has no Gate, by Sokei-an Sasaki
With this issue of Zen Notes... Letter from Kyoto, by Ruth Sasaki

October, 1955

October, 1955

Sokei-an Says: When you practice zazen
To Encourage the Study of the Orthodox Sect of Rinzai Zen: Samadhi, by Goto Roshi
Japanese Calligraphy for "Isshu", which means "One Vehicle"
The Sailing Boat Koan, by Sokei-an Sasaki
O-Sesshin: Monthly Long Meditation

November, 1955

November, 1955

Indra's Dominion on top of Mount Sumeru
The Metaphor of Indra's net, by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Zen Eye of the Agamas: When you understand about Dharmakaya, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Zen Notes Gift Subscriptions
Cover: Indra's Net

December, 1955

December, 1955

The Legend of the Birth of Buddha, by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Birthday of Christ, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Flowers in Black and White

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