It’s hard to believe that our contributing editor Clark Strand has already been offering his weekly Green Koan for fifty weeks. If you have not been following this series, I recommend giving them a look. Whether for their playful insights into nature, interesting historical notes, or just the fact that they can stop your mind and open it up to a larger view, it is a truly beautiful and unique series.

Green Koans Case 1: Shakyamuni Touches the Earth
Green Koans Case 2: Shantideva’s Sword

Green Koans Case 3: The Great Compassionate One’s True Eye
Green Koans Case 4: One-Page Dharma
Green Koans Case 5: The Person of the Way
Green Koans Case 6: The Green Yogi
Green Koans Case 7: Rain of the Law
Green Koans Case 8: Bashō’s Last Words
Green Koans Case 9: General Stone Tiger
Green Koans Case 10: Joshu’s Oak Tree
Green Koans Case 11: A Brahmin Takes a Bath
Green Koans Case 12: The Original Face
Green Koans Case 13: Seki’s Amida
Green Koans Case 14:Avalokiteshvara Becomes a Bee
Green Koans Case 15: The Second Watch of the Night
Green Koans Case 16: The Great Being
Green Koans Case 17: The Color of Insight
Green Koans Case 18: Fear No Evil
Green Koans Case 19: One Small Candle
Green Koans Case 20: Indra’s Grass Stalk
Green Koans Case 21: Blue Mountains Walking
Green Koans Case 22: Handing Down the Lotus
Green Koans Case 23: Run, Rabbit, Run!
Green Koans Case 24: Not Born Again
Green Koans Case 25: Keichu the Wheelmaker
Green Koans Case 26: Ryutan Blows Out a Light
Green Koans Case 27: What Time Is It Now?
Green Koans Case 28: The Buddha’s Union
Green Koans Case 29: Makiguchi Refuses to Lecture
Green Koans Case 31: Daito’s Raincoat
Green Koans Case 32: The Buddha’s Mission
Green Koans Case 33: The Evil Person
Green Koans Case 34: Keeping it Simple
Green Koans Case 35: Into the Wild
Green Koans Case 36: P’ang Splits Wood
Green Koans Case 37: Myoe’s Letter to Japan
Green Koans Case 38: Ajaan Lee refuses to bow
Green Koans Case 39: The Great Natural Way
Green Koans Case 40: The Gift of Rice
Green Koans Case 41: The Meaning of Suffering
Green Koans Case 42: Hui-ke Offers His Arm
Green Koans Case 43: Jōshū’s “Mu”
Green Koans Case 44: On Killing
Green Koans Case 45: The Perfection of Wisdom in One Letter
Green Koans Case 46: A Tree Joins the Monastery,
Green Koans Case 47: Rikyū’s “Only This”
Green Koan Case 48: Ta Tsung Makes a Stool
Green Koan Case 49: Myōe Saves a Bee
Green Koan Case 50: Dōgen’s Eyes and Nose

Other Tricycle Wisdom Collection pieces by Clark Strand:
13 Ways of Looking at a Madman
The Wisdom of Frogs
Green Meditation: Turn Out the Lights
Green Bodhisattva: Path to Recovery
Green Bodhisattva: Restored to Sanity
Green Bodhisattva: Care of the Earth

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