The Art of Just Sitting - Table of Contents

Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza


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Editor’s Preface (John Daido Loori)
Introduction: Hongzhi, Dogen, and the Background of Shikantaza Taigen (Dan Leighton)
Editor’s Note

Guidepost of Silent Illumination (Hongzhi Zhengjue)

Cultivating the Empty Field (Hongzhi Zhengjue)

Zazengi: Rules for Zazen (Eihei Dogen)

Fukanzazengi: Universal Recommendations for Zazen (Eihei Dogen)

Zazenshin: Lancet of Seated Meditation (Eihei Dogen)

Zazen Yojinki: What To Be Aware of in Zazen (Keizan Jokin)

Shikantaza (Hakuun Yasutani)

Tenzo Kyokun and Shikantaza (Kosho Uchiyama)

The Wholehearted Way (Eihei Dogen)

No Dualism (Shunryu Suzuki)

Commentary on Fukanzazengi (Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi)

How to Sit (P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett)

To Live Is Just to Live (Dainin Katagir)

To Study the Self (Shohaku Okumura)

On “Silent Illumination” (Sheng-yen)

Nanyue Polishes a Tile (John Daido Loori)

Yaoshan’s Non-Thinking (John Daido Loori)

Suzuki Roshi’s Practice of Shikantaza (Sojun Mel Weitsman)

A Coin Lost in the River Is Found in the River (Zoketsu Norman Fischer)

Just Sitting (Tenshin Reb Anderson)

Will You Sit with Me? (Bonnie Myotai Treace)

Yangshan’s State of Mind (Geoffrey Shugen Arnold)

Appendix: Foundational Texts
Satipatthana Sutta: The Foundations of Mindfulness (Shakyamuni Buddha)
Bloodstream Sermon (Bodhidharma)
The Fundamental Expedient Teachings for Calming the Mind That Attains Enlightenment (Dayi Daoxin)
Treatise on the Essentials of Cultivating the Mind (Daman Hongren)
The Platform Sutra (Dajian Huineng)
Jewel Mirror of Samadhi (Dongshan Liangjie)

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