Blue Cliff Record Talks

The Blue Cliff Record (Chinese: 碧巖錄; pinyin: Bìyán Lù; Japanese: 碧巌録; rōmaji: Hekiganroku; Korean: 벽암록; romaja: Byeokamrok; Vietnamese: Bích nham lục) is a collection of Chan Buddhist kōans originally compiled in Song China in 1125, during the reign of Emperor Huizong, and then expanded into its present form by Chan master Yuanwu Keqin (1063–1135; Japanese pronunciation: Engo).

The book includes Yuanwu's annotations and commentary on 100 Verses on Old Cases (頌古百則), a compilation of 100 kōans collected by Xuedou Chongxian (980–1052; 雪竇重顯, Setcho). Xuedou selected 82 of these from The Jingde Record of the Transmission of the Lamp, with the remainder selected from the Yunmen Guanglu (雲門廣録, Extensive Record of Yunmen Wenyan, 864–949).

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Names of Buddha: Book 6 of the Flower Adornment Scripture

A talk given to the No Abode Community on May 11th, 2024.



Dragons, birth and death, Blue Cliff Record
May 11 2024
No Abode Hermitage

Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Discrimination, Nirvana, Practice Period, Blue Cliff Record, Letting Go, Right Effort...
Mar 07 2020
No Abode Hermitage

Stories of Enlightenment

In our class this fall we will contemplate and converse about several stories of Zen practice and enlightenment. Our contemplation and conversations will naturally bring up questions and concerns...

YRB-2019-Fall, Blue Cliff Record, Japan, true dharma, Book of Serenity, Patience,...
Oct 17 2019
The Yoga Room

From Where Does an Appropriate Response Emerge?

Cultivation, Perfect Wisdom, Karmic Consciousness, Karmic Consciousness, Perfect...
Sep 12 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Listening, Training, Hearing and Liberation

Discrimination, Enlightenment, Compassion, Study, Delusion, Discrimination, Non-...
Aug 09 2014
No Abode Hermitage

Fayen’s Good Friendship

Perfect Wisdom, Perfect Wisdom, Avalokiteshvara, Bodhidharma, Blue Cliff Record,...
Jun 07 2014
No Abode Hermitage

I've long heard there is no Zen in India

Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Buddha Nature, Humility, Blue Cliff Record
May 17 2013
No Abode Hermitage

Xiang Yan hears the sound of stones striking bamboo 

Duality, Blue Cliff Record, Tassajara, Koan, Commitment
Sep 10 2011
No Abode Hermitage