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ZEN NOTES, 1985

January-February, 1985

January-February, 1985

Chinese Astrology on the Year of the Ox or Buffalo
Margaret Stephenson Ox cut-out card
Hekigan-Roku Case 1: "Seeing the horns over the fence one knows there is an Ox."
Virtual zendo on video
A Ratcatcher's Report
Letter from Mr. Money
Book Noted by John Storm: "Questions to a Zen Master" re: Deshimaru Roshi
Should Roshis be Regulated? An Opinion
A treasury note
Sokei-an Says: Public and Private Life
Joshu Sasaki Roshi Says: On Zen Practice
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 1, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Snow on Bamboo

March, 1985

March, 1985

The FZI Ratcatcher's Report, by Long Arm
Joshu Sasaki Roshi says: "Where was your true nature?"
Sesshin with Joshu Sasaki Roshi, May 22-28
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 2, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: "In China or Japan, monasteries are built on a mountain...."

April, 1985

April, 1985

Book Noted by John Storm: Penetrating Laughter, Hakuin's Life and Art, by Kazuaki Tanahashi
Re: Rats (Mice)
Sesshin with Joshu Sasaki Roshi, May 22-28
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 3, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Two encounters, by Mary Reinhardt
Joshu Sasaki Roshi Says: My Zen -- Laughter
Conversation among Buddhist ministers having pre-dinner coctails
Cover: Hakuin -- "A delicious bowl of soup is ruined by two lumps of ratshit."

May, 1985

May, 1985

Book Noted by John Storm: The Sword of No-Sword, by John Stevens
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 4, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Joshu Sasaki Roshi Says: The purpose of Zen is to study ourselves
The FZI Ratcatcher's Report, by Long Arm
Cover: Self-Portrait of Tesshu "Standing in the dojo of Suigetsu, slashing at the flowers of emptiness"

June-July, 1985

June-July, 1985

The Sokei-an Memorial
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 6, by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Rhinoceros
We Take Pleasure in Announcing: "Center of Gravity" on sale through Rinzai-ji, by Joshu Sasaki Roshi
Zen, the Living Buddhism of Japan, by Ohasama-Faust
Book Noted by John Storm: The Art of Sumi-e: Appreciation, Techniques and Application, by Shozo Sato
Late Rat News, by Long Arm
Letters From Readers Regarding Rat-Catching
Cover: Sokeian-Sasaki Death Mask, 1882-1945

August-September, 1985

August-September, 1985

Book Noted by John Storm: Bankei Zen, by Peter Haskel
Obituary: In Memoriam for Prof. Yoshito Hakeda, by Peter Haskel
More Rat News, by John Storm
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 7, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Eugene O'Niel Theater Center: A Fool's Story: a swimming rat
Cover: Satiric Scroll by 12th Century Priest-Painter Toba Sojo

October, 1985

October, 1985

Book Noted by Mary Farkas: Echoes From the Bottomless Well, by Frederick Frank
Vanessa Coward Writes on "Echoes From the Bottomless Well."
N.S. Kobori Roshi of Daitokuji, on "Echoes From the Bottomless Well."
People Walking, Karma Walking, Buddha-Nature Walking
Like a Rhinoceros, by Gustve Flaubert
Late Rat Alert
Sesshin with Joshu Sasaki Roshi, October 24-30, Princeton, NJ
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 7, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Quote from Hakuin: "A wise mouse once told us...," Drawing by James Shapiro

November, 1985

November, 1985

Book Noted by John Storm: Meditations from the Breakdown Lane, by Jim Shapiro
Conversations with Farkas: Giving and Receiving, noted by James Shapiro
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 8, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Joshu Sasaki Roshi Says: Realization under the most difficult conditions, noted by John Storm
Cover: Photo of Jim Shapiro Emerging from the Landscape, by Joseph Greene

December, 1985

December, 1985

The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 9, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Valeria Writes: A Chinese Doctor
A Note From the Editor: Financial Balance
Book Noted by John Storm: The Iron Flute, by Nyogen Senzaki
Joshu Sasaki Roshi Says: Sexual Encounters of an Animal Kind
Cover: Sculpture by Rolando Dirube, Centre Zen de Puerto Rico

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