Zen Stories

Sozan, a Chinese Zen master, was asked by a student: "What is the most valuable thing in the world?" The master replied: "The head of...

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind. "Exactly...

Word spread across the countryside about the wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain. A man from the village...

A student went to his meditation teacher and said, "My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I'm constantly...

After winning several archery contests, the young and rather boastful champion challenged a Zen master who was renowned for his skill as an archer....

The wife of a man became very sick. On her deathbed, she said to him, "I love you so much! I don't want to...