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This is a collection of texts which originally appeared at the Coombs Buddhism archive. This FTP archive, now defunct, was one of the pioneering Buddhist resources on the Internet.

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Zen Sayings. ( 70,123 bytes)
Zen poems. (284,973 bytes)
Mumonkan: The Gateless Gate. (464,416 bytes)
Faith Mind Inscription. (1,214,926 bytes)
Song of Precious Mirror Samadhi. (218,744 bytes)
Harmony of Difference and Sameness. (95,245 bytes)
Mind Inscription. (279,120 bytes)
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By Robert Aitken
Envisioning The Future
Some words about Sesshin for newcomers to Zen practice
On Zen Teaching
The Future of Zen Buddhism in the West
The Second Paramita
A Draft Bibliography Of Zen Writings of Robert Aitken
Diamond Sangha Sutras
Diamond Sangha Sutras
The Three Pure Precepts
Daily Zen Buddhist Sutras
Zen Buddhist Meal Sutras

By John Tarrant
Han Shan's Carousel
Mumonkan Case 5
That Great Sleeping Dragon Of Joy
Sangha and teacher relationship
Jukai - A Refuge and a Home
The Fortunate and Ongoing Disaster of Lay Life
The Simplicity of the Way
"Soul in Zen" - lecture.
Questions & Answers after Soul in Zen Lecture
To be at ease in all circumstances
Inside is like bread for life
Inner Truth - Tanks and Pears
Calling on the Name of Avalokiteshvara
The Luminous Life
Perseverance in the Tao
Process and Experience of Enlightenment
Attaining the Light and Dark
Yang-Shan's Mind and Environment

Yunmen's Bright Light by Ross Bolleter
The Pools by Charlotte Joko Beck
The Buddha's essential functioning by Eihei Dogen
Emmei Jikku Kannon Gyo
Ascending the Mountain by Bernard Tetsugen Glassman
Historical Roots Of Zen by Stan Rosenthal
Boddhi originally has no tree by Hui-neng (J.Eno)
The Buddhas' essential functioning by Hung-chih Cheng-chueh [T'ien-t'ung Hung-chih ] (J.Tendo Wanshi)
First Zazenkai by Dale Johnson
Peaceful Life by Dainin Katagiri
Ki by Taizan Maezumi
Venerable Master Kyung-Ho's Inspirational Talk
Wedding Party by Bill La Fleur
Beginning Anew by Sister Annabel Laity
Biography of Kongo Langlois
Ojai Retreat: Home Grown Gathas by Gilly and Tony Coote
Hungry Complete Fullness Sesshin, Easter, 1993 by Susan Murphy
Realizing Our True Nature - Questions and Answers by Taizan Maezumi
The Second Precept: Generosity by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Path of the Bodhisattva by Subhana Barzaghi and Sesshin Teisho
The Buddha's Way and Abortion - Loss, Grief And Resolution by Yvonne Rand
Red Thread Zen - The Tao of Love, Passion, and Sex by Subhana Barzaghi
Rules of Chado by Stan Rosenthal
Heart to Heart: Zen and Religion: The Roots and the Shape by Ama Samy S.J.
Relationship between Shakuhachi and Zen
Mystic Cognition in Zen Buddhism and in Christianity: by Charles Callan Slipper
Seijo and Her Soul Separated by Subhana Barzaghi
Mountains and Waters by Subhana Barzaghi
Death is a Sacrament by Subhana Barzaghi
A Time of Blossoming by Stan Rosenthal
The Vow of the 'Ten Footsteps' by Stan Rosenthal
Lecture On Zen by Alan Watts
Yasutani Hakuun - A Biographical Note
Notes on Gassho and Bowing by Taizan Maezumi with John Daishin Buksbazen

Documents of Southwest Chogye International Zen Academeia
Four Great Vows
Why We Bow and Chant
Faith and Fellowship
The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra
How to Practice
Regarding Our Faith
Repentance Gatha

Sesshin Guidelines
Sesshin Guidelines
Sesshin Cautions
Sesshin Leadership: Ino Role
Additional notes for Jikijitsu during sesshin.
Schedule For Traditional Seven-Day Sesshin Detailing Leaders' Roles Throughout The Day