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 in Japanese) 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 Haiku Enlightenment: New Expanded Edition 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

A nice, simply organized collection of the koans.


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