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Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa

Overview
Works: 78 works in 141 publications in 8 languages and 1,697 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Poetry  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: BQ9266, 294.392708
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa
The compass of Zen = [Chʻan lo chen pʻan] by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Compass of Zen is a simple, exhaustive-and often hilarious-presentation of the essence of Zen by a modern Zen Master of considerable renown. In his many years of teaching throughout the world, the Korean-born Zen Master Seung Sahn has become known for his ability to cut to the heart of Buddhist teaching in a way that is strikingly clear, yet free of esoteric and academic language. In this book, based largely on his talks, he presents the basic teachings of Buddhism and Zen in a way that is wonderfully accessible for beginners-yet so rich with stories, insights, and personal experiences that long-time meditation students will also find it a source of inspiration and a resource for study
Only don't know : selected teaching letters of Zen master Seung Sahn by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only don't know : the teaching letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the inimitable Zen Master Seung Sahn up close and personal-in selections from the correspondence that was one of his primary modes of teaching. Seung Sahn received hundreds of letters per month, each of which he answered personally, and some of the best of which are included here. His frank and funny style, familiar to readers of Dropping Ashes on the Buddha, is seen here in a most intimate form. The beloved Zen master not only answers questions on Zen teaching and practice, but applies an enlightened approach to problems with work, relationships, suffering, and the teacher-student relationship
The whole world is a single flower : 365 kong-ans for everyday life, with questions and commentary by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable book is of great importance not only for the variety of the 365 kong-ans, but for Zen Master Seung Sahn's own questions and commentary which accompany each kong-an. This prodding and guidance serve as guideposts along a difficult road to enlightenment. The kong-ans themselves and practice for life-practice for life-practice for answering the questions which are profound and practical arising everyday
Ten gates : the kong-an teaching of Zen master Seung Sahn by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... this book ... elucidates and dramatizes the kong-an system of a prominent modern Zen master ... [a system which] is [a] ... distinctive feature of Zen tradition that sets it apart, not only from other Buddhist meditation practices, but also from all other spiritual traditions ... [this] Zen master domonstrates his simplified approach to kong-ans and returns vitality, humor and clarity to this ... teaching technique.-Back cover
Bone of space : Zen poems by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sŏn ŭi nach'imban : Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa ŭi karŭch'im = The compass of Zen by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Korean and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cendres sur le Bouddha : l'enseignement du Maître Zen Seung Sahn by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wake up! : on the road with a Zen master( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first professional film about Korean Zen master Seung Sahn, who has been teaching in the United States since 1972. Shows the Zen master on a teaching tour in Europe with three of his American monks
Ojik morŭl ppun : Sungsan Sŏnsa ŭi sŏhan karŭch'im by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Korean and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Kompass der Buddhismus : Orientierung auf dem Weg by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La brújula del zen by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dropping ashes on the Buddha : the teaching of Zen master Seung Sahn by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ojik morŭl ppun : Sungsan Tae sŏnsa ŭi sŏhan karŭch'im by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Korean and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On sesang ŭn han songi kkot : Sungsan Sŏnsa konganjip by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Korean and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tirando cenizas sobre el buda : las enseñanzas del maestro Zen Seung Sahn by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddha steht kopf : die Lehren des Zen-Meisters Seung Sahn by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sungsan Haengwŏn K'ŭn Sŭnim tohwajip = Record of the great way Zen Master Sungsan by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sŏn ŭi nach'imban : Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa ŭi karŭch'im = The compass of Zen by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanting enlightenment is a big mistake : the teachings of zen master Seung Sahn by Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A major figure in the transmission of Zen to the West, Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about acting spontaneously from "don't-know mind." It is from this "before-thinking" nature, he taught, that true compassion and the desire to serve others naturally arises. This collection of teaching stories, talks, and spontaneous dialogues with students offers readers a fresh and immediate encounter with one of the great Zen masters of the twentieth century
 
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The compass of Zen = [Chʻan lo chen pʻan]
Alternative Names
Haengwŏn.

Haengwŏn 1926-2004

Haengwŏn 1927-2004

Lee Dok-In 1927-2004

Sahn, Seung.

Sahn, Seung 1927-2004

Seung Sahn.

Seung Sahn 1926-2004

Seung Sahn 1927-2004

Seung Sahn Dae Soen Sa 1926-2004

Seung Sahn haeng won dae soen-sa 1927-2004

Seung Sahn südkoreanischer Zen-Meister

Seungsahn abt uit Zuid-Korea (1927-2004)

Seungsahn South Korean Buddhist monk and writer

Soen Sa Nim

Sūñ San 1927-2004

Sungsan.

Sungsan 1927-2004

Sungsan haengwŏn.

Sungsan haengwŏn 1926-2004

Sungsan haengwŏn 1927-2004

Sungsan Haengwon Tae Sonsa

Sungsan tae Sŏnsa 1927-2004

Sungsan taesŏnsa 1926-2004

Yi, Tŏg-in.

Yi, Tŏg-in 1926-2004

Yi Tŏg-in 1927-2004

Сун Сан

리, 덕인 1927-2004

숭산 1927-2004

숭산 대 선사.

숭산 대선사.

숭산대선사

숭산대선사 1927-2004

숭산행원대선사 1927-2004

崇山 1927-2004

崇山 大 禪師.

崇山大禪師

崇山大禪師 1927-2004

崇山行願

崇山行願大禪師 1927-2004

李 德仁 1927-2004

Languages
English (57)

Korean (19)

Spanish (5)

German (3)

French (2)

Chinese (2)

Thai (2)

Czech (1)

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Only don't know : selected teaching letters of Zen master Seung SahnOnly don't know : the teaching letters of Zen Master Seung SahnThe whole world is a single flower : 365 kong-ans for everyday life, with questions and commentaryTen gates : the kong-an teaching of Zen master Seung SahnBone of space : Zen poemsLa brújula del zenDropping ashes on the Buddha : the teaching of Zen master Seung SahnWanting enlightenment is a big mistake : the teachings of zen master Seung Sahn