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ZEN NOTES, 1987

January-February, 1987

January, 1987

Travel Note: Buddhism in Thailand, by Valeria Vasiliwski
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 2, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Book Noted: The Sayings and Doings of Master Soen, by Eido Roshi, Reviewed by John Storm
Eido Shimano Roshi on Breathing
Cover: Face in Winter, cartoon by Jim Shapiro

February-March, 1987

February-March, 1987

Why Did Joshu Sasaki Roshi Go To Norway?, by Fredrik Wandrup
Joshu Sasaki Roshi Says: Wisdom of Buddha or God
Joshu Sasaki Roshi: "No need translation. Just chant."
Joshu Sasaki Roshi Says: 25 Years of Teaching in America
Katsuki Sekida, from Zen Training: Mu is the first Koan of Zen
Where is Paradise? A young poet visits the First Zen Institute
Q & A with Sokei-an: The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 13a.
Q & A with Sokei-an: What are the rules for meditation
Editor's Note: An apology for delays.
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 17, by Sokei-an Sasaki
On Chanting, by Deshimaru Roshi
On the vital breath, from the Orategama, by Hakuin Zenji
Book Noted, by John Storm: Zen Guide--where to practice zen in Japan
Cover: Joshu Sasaki Roshi

April, 1987

April, 1987

Brief Q&A We're Often Asked: Breathing in zazen, by Katsui Sekida
Q: Rat News? Rat outwits his pursuers, makes good his escape
Pictures of an Operation: Plastic surgery for a cancer on the face, by Valeria Vasilevsky
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VI, 18, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Editor's Note on the Fifth Skanda: Vijnana, by Mary Farkas
Cover: Joshu Sasaki Roshi in the First Zen Institute's Sanzen Room

May, 1987

May, 1987

Tudor Dies, by Mary Farkas -- an obituary of Anthony Tudor
Notes on Tudor by Clara Maxwell and Suzanne Ames
Dance Magazine interview with Tudor, by Richard Phillip
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter X, 32, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Anthony Tudor in dance rehersal. Photo by Jack Mitchell, 1975

June-July, 1987

June-July, 1987

Book Noted by John Storm: A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki Remembered. Essays in honor of D. T. Suzuki.
Letters to the Editor: The importance of grieving as a teacher, by John Diament
Is Zen Teachable? By Robert Schwarz
Sesshin with Joshu Sasaki Roshi, New Mexico, 1987. Cartoon by Jim Shapiro
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter X, by Sokei-an Sasaki
St. Therese of Lisieux: Little children do not criticize.

August, 1987

August, 1987

The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter X, 34, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Book Noted by John Storm: The Zen Way to the Martial Arts, by Taisen Deshimaru
Editor's Note: Embalmed bodies at Nan-Hua Monastery, with notes from Charles Luk
Cover: Embalmed Body of the Sixth Patriarch -- died in 713, 1957 photo by Charles Luk

September, 1987

September, 1987

Breathing Cartoon, by Jim Shapiro: Truly full, truly empty
On Breathing, noted by Mary Farkas -- Quote from Hakuin
Book Noted: Book about Ikkyu, by Jim Sanford (Pages Missing)
A Leftover Thought, noted by John Storm
Poems by Ikkyu, Translated by Peter Haskel
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter X, 32, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Soyen Shaku's talk to the National Geographic Society
Cover: Bob Schaefer in Martial Arts Training

October, 1987

October, 1987

The First Zen of America: Kosen (1816-1892)
The Three Ways of Old Japan: Shinto, Confucianism, Buddhism, (also Bushido)
Book Noted: The Last Dalai Lama, by Michael H. Goodman, reviewed by John Storm
Sokei-an Says: The Middle Way of Confucious
Downtown: Sunday Morning Nonsense, by Sokei-an: Sunday morning in New York
Cover: Kosen Imakita (1816-1892)

November, 1987

November, 1987

The First Zen of America: Soen Shaku (1859-1919)
The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VII, 1
Cover: Soen Shaku (1859-1919)

December, 1987

December, 1987

The Great Sixth Patriarch's Teaching, Chapter VII, 2
Book Noted: Zen and the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel
Book Noted: Zen and Us, by Karlfried G. Durkheim
Note From the Editor: Zen Notes Mailing List
Cover: Buddha on Lotus Pedestal

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