Zen Flesh, Zen Bonesis the best-selling collection of the most popular enlightenment stories, anecdotes, and koans of Zen literature, which introduced a generation of Americans to Zen. Included here are four Zen and pre-Zen classics:101 Zen Stories-anecdotes and enlightenment stories of the great mastersThe Gateless Gate-forty-eight Zen koans to awaken the enlightened mind The10 Bulls,or "Ox-Herding Pictures," depicting the ten stages of awarenessCentering-a four-thousand-year-old Sanskrit text that may well be one of the roots of Zen thought
anything including other Zen traditions Some tales are interesting as stories as well as for their religious content.
Perhaps if you wanted to "Learn" zen this is the best way...you can only do it by these stories, not by theory.
This is an interesting tale about monks and females and how to treat them; it is one of my favorite tales and one I remember to relate as the occasion arises.