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Chan Oxherding Series in Chinese


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Versions from Vietnam

 

十牛圖 Shiniu tu [Jūgyūzu]
The Ten Oxherding Pictures

General Foreword and Introductions by Ciyuan 慈遠 [Jion]
First verses by 廓庵則和尚 Kuoan Ze heshang = 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien]
Second verses by 石皷夷和尚 = 石鼓夷和尚 Shigu Yi heshang =  石鼓希夷 Shigu Xiyi [Sekiko Kii]
Third verses by 壞衲璉和尚 = 壊納璉和尚 Huaina Lian heshang = 壞衲大璉 Huaina Dalian [Kaidō Tairin]

 

 

The Ten Oxherding Pictures
Introduction and verse by 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century
Translated by D. T. Suzuki (鈴木大拙貞太郎 Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō, 1870-1966)

D. T. Suzuki’s first version:
"The Ten Oxherding Pictures," translated by D. T. Suzuki, in Manual of Zen Buddhism, Kyoto: Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934. London: Rider & Company, 1950, New York: Grove Press, 1960. pp. 150-171.
Paintings by 天章周文 Tenshō Shūbun (1414-1463)

D. T. Suzuki’s second version:
"The Ten Cow-herding Pictures," translated by D. T. Suzuki, published
A) in The Eastern Buddhist (Original Series), Vol. 2. Nos. 3-4. 1923. pp. 176-195.
B) in Essays in Zen Buddhism, First Series. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949, pp. 361-374. "The ten pictures reproduced were specially prepared for the author by Reverend Seisetsu Seki, Abbot of Tenryuji, Kyoto." On this page: Original Gozan (五山) woodcut print source used for Seisetsu Seki's reproductions

"10 Bulls"
Introduction and verse by 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century
Transcribed by 千崎如幻 Senzaki Nyogen (1876–1958) and Paul Reps (1895-1990)
Woodblock prints by 德力富吉郎 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)

The Ten Oxherding Pictures
Introduction and verse by
廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century
Translated by Philip Kapleau (1912-2004)
Paintings by
直原玉青 Jikihara Gyokusei (1904-2005)

The Ten Bull Pictures
General Foreword and Introductions by Ciyuan 慈遠 [Jion]
First verses by
廓庵則和尚 Kuoan Ze heshang = 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien]
Second verses by
石皷夷和尚 = 石鼓夷和尚 Shigu Yi heshang = 石鼓希夷 Shigu Xiyi [Sekiko Kii]
Third verses by
壞衲璉和尚 = 壊納璉和尚 Huaina Lian heshang = 壞衲大璉 Huaina Dalian [Kaidō Tairin]
Translated by Myokyo-ni (born Irmgard Schloegl; 1921-2007)
Illustrations by 森貘郎 Mori Bakurō (1942-)

Ten Oxherding Pictures
Introduction and verse by 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century,
Oxherding text translations by Victor Sogen Hori
Commentary by 原田正道 Harada Shōdō (1940-)
,
from talks delivered in May 1998
Translated by Priscilla Daichi Storandt
Paintings traditionally attributed to 天章周文 Tenshō Shūbun (1414-1463)

Poems on the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures
Verses by
廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century
Translated by John Balcom
Paintings traditionally attributed to 天章周文 Tenshō Shūbun (1414-1463)

Ten Oxherding Songs
Translated by Gen P. Sakamoto

Ten Ox-herding Pictures
Introduction and verse by 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century
Commentary by 窪田慈雲 Kubota [Akira] Ji'un (1932-)
Translated by J. Cusumano & Satō M.
Paintings by 横尾龍彦 Yokō Tatsuhiko (1928-)

Ten Ox Herding Pictures
Japanese Zenga by 直原玉青 Jikihara Gyokusei (1904-2005)
and 柴山全慶 Shibayama Zenkei (1894-1974)

The Ten Ox-Herding Songs
1) by 烏丸光廣
Karasumaru Mitsuhiro (1579-1638)
2) by an unknown Japanese artist, late 16th century

The Ten Ox-herding Pictures
Verse by 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan, 12th century
Translated by the Chung Tai Translation Committee, Taiwan
Commentary talk by 聖嚴 Shengyan (birth name 張寳康 Zhang Baokang; 1930-2009)
Edited by Linda Peer and Harry Miller ~Class summary courtesy of Rick Cabrera
Paintings by Chen Chao Bao, Taiwan, 2007

The Ten Ox-herding Pictures
Commentary Collection

Poem Commentary by Hsu Yun
Commentary by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Commentary by John M. Koller
Commentary by Alfonso Carrasco
Commentary by Rover Jack
Commentary by Aldous Huxley
Commentary by Jill N. Henry
Commentary by Ming Qi
Commentary by Wendy Tsang Wing Shan
Commentary by Osho
Commentary by Suzuki Shōsan (presented by Arthur Braverman and Sarah Berger)
Commentary by Claus Furstner
Commentary by Ruben Habito

The Ten Oxherding Pictures
Introduction and verse by 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century
Poems translated by Urs App (1949-)
With Japanese woodcut prints, 1689

Ten Ox-Herding Pictures (심우도)
First verses by 廓庵則和尚 Kuoan Ze heshang = 廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan
Second verses by 石皷夷和尚 = 石鼓夷和尚 Shigu Yi heshang =  石鼓希夷 Shigu Xiyi
Third verses by 壞衲璉和尚 = 壊納璉和尚 Huaina Lian heshang = 壞衲大璉 Huaina Dalian
Commentary by Ji Bong

Musan's Ten Bulls (심우도)
by Musan Cho Oh-hyun (Cho, O-hyŏn 조오현 [曺五鉉] 1932-)
Translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl (1960-)
(DOC)

Ten Ox-Herding Pictures (심우도)
Verse by Musan Cho Oh-Hyun
Translated by Lee Chi-Ran
llustrations: anonymous Korean source

Ten Ox-Herding Pictures (심우도)
Verse and commenary by Kusan S
ŏnsa (1908-1983)
Translated by Martine Batchelor
Paintings by "Living National Treasure" S
ŏkchŏng Sunim (1924-)

Herding the Ox (심우도) by Daehaeng Kun Sunim (1927-)
Translated by Chong Go Sunim, 2010
Korean temple paintings

 

Ten Ox-Herding Pictures (심우도)
Seeking the trace of original mind, buddhahood by Chun Ock-bae
Woodcut prints by unknown Korean artist

 

The Ten Oxherding Pictures
Introduction and verse by
廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century
Tr. by Lewis Hyde in three English versions: “one word ox”, “spare sense ox”, and “American ox”
Paintings by Max Gimblett

 

 

 

十牛圖 Shiniu tu [Jūgyūzu]
The Ten Oxherding Pictures

First verses by
普明 Puming [Fumyō]
Preface by 胡文煥 Hu Wenhuan [Ko Bunkan]
Second verses by 雲庵 / 雲菴 Yunan [Unan]

 
Verses translated by D. T. Suzuki (鈴木大拙貞太郎 Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō, 1870-1966)

Taoist Commentary by Hu Xuezhi

Chinese Qigong Commentary by Yu Gongbao

Nichiren Buddhist Commentary by Ryuei Michael McCormick (USA)
Woodblock prints from the Jiaxing Tripitaka (嘉興藏) Vol. 23, No. B.128, p. 347ff.

Verses translated by Red Pine [has been removed at the request of copyright owner]
Illustrations: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Chinois 6606

 

六牛圖 Liuniu tu [Rokugyūzu]
The Six Oxherding Pictures
by 自得慧暉 Zide Huihui [Jitoku Keiki], 1090-1159

Translated by 工藤澄子 Kudō Sumiko (1929-)
Illustrations by 柴山全慶 Shibayama Zenkei, 1894-1974

 

Five Oxherding Verses
by了菴清欲 Liaoan Qingyu [Ryōan Seiyoku], 1288-1363

Translated by 赤松 Chi Song
Ox Drawings by Han Meilin (韩美林 / 韓美林; born in 1936, Jinan, Shandong)

 

清居的是五圖 Qingju de shi wu tu

Five Oxherding Pictures by 清居 Qingju [Seikyo]

in the middle of the 11th century

No text available

 

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Western Interpretations

Zen Ox-Herding Pictures by John Cage (1912-1992)

Ox Herding by Julie Chang (2008)

Ten Oxherding Verses by Lucille Clifton (2008)
Drawings by Eugene Gregan (1937-)

The Ten Cow-Herding Pictures
Poem by Dustin Junkert

Jeffrey Ryan: The Whitening of the Ox for baritone and ensemble
Poems by K. V. Skene

Ten Oxherding Pictures
Verse and drawing by Genju (Canada, 2010)

Ten Ox Herding Pictures
Photographs by Andrew Binkley

Jungian Psychology and the Oxherding Pictures
by J. Marvin Spiegelman and Mokusen Miyuki

 

The Ten Oxherding Pictures
Paintings by Max Gimblett

 

PDF: No Bull: Zen Oxherding Pictures For The Modern World
With A Catholic Contemplative's Commentary
by Jeff Shore with Bernadette Roberts