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This course is based on excerpts from Zen Art for Meditation, by Stewart W. Holmes and Chimyo Horioka (Tuttle Publishing, 1978).

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"Landscape with Flock of Flying Birds," anonymous, 12th century

Lesson 1
"Man on Water Buffalo Returning from a Village Feast,"
attributed to Li T'ang, 12th century

"Bare Willows and Distant Mountains," Ma Yuan,
12-13th centuries

Lesson 2
"The Four Sleepers," Mokuan, 14th century

"Bamboo and Sparrow," Kao, 14th century

Lesson 3
"Shrike," Niten (Miyamoto Musashi), 17th century

"Landscape: Houses on a Lake," attributed to Shubun, 16th

Lesson 4

"Hotei," Mokuan, 14th century

"Bird Flying over Abyss," Liang K'ai, 13th century

Lesson 5

"A Fish," anonymous, ca. 14th century

"Hunting Heron," Ryosen, 14th century

Lesson 6

"Patriarch Hui-neng Tearing a Sutra Scroll," Liang K'ai, 13th century

"Monkey Reaching for the Moon," Tohaku, 16th-17th

Lesson 7

"Animal Frolic" (detail), Toba, 12th century

"Three Sages Laughing on Rozan Bridge," Shohaku, 18th century

Lesson 8

"Nine Dragons Scroll" (detail, part V), Ch'en Jung, 13th

"Li Po," Liang K'ai, 13th century

Lesson 9

"Bodhidharma," Kei Shoki, 15th century

"Landscape with Figures Going up a Hill," Kei Shoki, 15th century


Kozan-ji, Kyoto: plate 26
Nanzen-ji, Kyoto: plate 30
Ryusen-an, Hanazono Myoshin-ji, Kyoto: plate 25
Mr. Nagachika Asano, Tokyo: plate 23
Mr. Sotaro Kubo, Izumi: plate 16
Mr. Takaharu Mitsui, Tokyo: plate 24
Mr. Tomijiro Nakamura, Tokyo: plate 14
Mr. Fumihide Nomura, Kyoto: plate 12
Hakone Museum: plates 20, 21
Maeda Ikutoku-kai, Tokyo: plate 4
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: plates 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 27, 28, 31
Tokyo National Museum: plates 6, 29
Yamato Bunka Museum, Nara: plates 5, 13
For permission to use quoted passages acknowledgment is also made to the following:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., for a passage from "A Farewell to Meng Hao-an on His Way to Yang-Chou," by Li Po, translated by Witter Bynner, quoted from The Jade Mountain: A Chinese Anthology ( New York: 1929).