Acequias & Gates : Miscellaneous Koans and Miscellaneous Writings on Koans
In 2014 we published this groundbreaking book, which made our school’s Miscellaneous Koans collection widely available for the first time, and was the first comprehensive introduction to koan study as we understand it. It was also beautiful — made so by the contributions of designer Piper Leigh and artist Ciel Bergman — to reflect the radiance of the koan way and provide a compelling piece of ritual gear.
The book is now retired. The two halves of Acequias & Gates live on in new forms. The Gates half, which is our Miscellaneous Koans collection, is available in its original form as a PDF, available here. Since it can be used as a practice text, we offer it without charge. The Acequias half, which was the Miscellaneous Writings on Koans, has been woven into a much larger book, Through Forests of Every Color (Shambhala, 2022).
Although Acequias & Gates no longer exists in its original form, we honor the unique place it held in our history by holding a place for it on this page.
Gates : Miscellaneous Koans PDF