Zen Stories (Koans) – Get One a Day

Posted on December 24, 2006

Though this site is primarily about Hinduism, some articles will have to do with other Eastern Religions and practices. I will write occassionaly about Buddhism, Taoism, and practices like yoga, feng-shui, meditation etc. Sometimes I just cannot resist the temptation to write about little gems I come across while browsing. So please don’t blame me!

Today is one such day. I came across a cool service that emails you one Zen story(koan) a day. The koans are from the 101 Zen Stories site.

A little bit of background, a koan is a story, puzzle, or dialogue that contains wisdom that can be gleaned by intuition. Kaons may not always make logical or rational sense, but the intent os to appeal to your intuition and make you look within for answers.

I hope the email service lets you start your day in the right frame of mind. Resist the temptation to read all 101 stories together – don’t visit the website!


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9 Comments so far
  1. Rajaraman Sethuraman February 23, 2010 10:22 am

    I love reading Zen stories.

  2. Radha May 16, 2010 3:58 pm

    I enjoy working with koans

  3. Michelle August 10, 2010 1:23 am

    thank you :)

  4. elise asch December 20, 2010 6:20 pm

    I enjoy using a Koan as a base for a poem or short story

  5. Mo August 28, 2011 1:38 am


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  7. Greg February 24, 2013 4:16 am

    I created a daily koan site at http://koanoftheday.com, too. You can get koans there, as well.

  8. Siva October 21, 2013 6:29 am

    I like koan

  9. ultimos modelos gafas ray ban April 28, 2016 2:16 am

    Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this website before but after going through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m certainly pleased I stumbled upon it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!