Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)
China (1183 - 1260) Timeline
Buddhist : Zen / Chan


Poems by Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)
Books - Links

There are two primary collections of koans in Zen/Chan Buddhism: The Blue Cliff Records and The Gateless Gate (Wu Men Kuan or the Mumonkan). The Gateless Gate was first published in 1228 and consists of 48 koans compiled by Wu Men Hui-k'ai with his commentary and poetic verse.

Wu Men (also called Mumon) was head monk of the Lung-hsiang monastery in China.

Poems by Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)


Recommended Books: Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)

The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry The Gateless Gate: The Wu-men Kuan The Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan The World: A Gateway: Commentaries on the Mumonkan





Related Links

The Gateless Gate
http://www.ibiblio.org/zen/cgi-bin/koan-index.pl

A nice, simply organized collection of the koans.

Mumonkan
http://www.religionsorg.com/Buddhism/Zen/Teachings/Koans/Mumonkan/

Links to various collections and commentaries on the Mumonkan koans.
Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)