Released on 2022-02-15Categories Philosophy

The Theory and Practice of Zen Buddhism

The Theory and Practice of Zen Buddhism

Author: Charles S. Prebish

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811682865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 346

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This book brings together an impressive group of scholars to critically engage with a wide-ranging and broad perspective on the historical and contemporary phenomenon of Zen. The structure of the work is organized to reflect the root and branches of Zen, with the root referring to important episodes in Chan/Zen history within the Asian context, and the branches referring to more recent development in the West. In collating what has transpired in the last several decades of Chan/Zen scholarship, the collection recognizes and honors the scholarly accomplishments and influences of Steven Heine, arguably the most important Zen scholar in the past three decades. As it looks back at the intellectual horizons that this towering figure in Zen/Chan studies has pioneered and developed, it seeks to build on the grounds that were broken and subsequently established by Heine, thereby engendering new works within this enormously important religio-cultural scholarly tradition. This curated Festschrift is a tribute, both retrospective and prospective, acknowledging the foundational work that Heine has forged, and generates research that is both complementary and highly original. This academic ritual of assembling a liber amicorum is based on the presumption that sterling scholarship should be honored by conscientious scholarship. In the festive spirit of a Festschrift, this anthology consists of the resounding voices of Heine and his colleagues. It is an indispensable collection for students and scholars interested in Japanese religion and Chinese culture, and for those researching Zen Buddhist history and philosophy.
Released on 2008Categories Philosophy

Zen Ritual

Zen Ritual

Author: Steven Heine

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195304671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

View: 633

Written by prominent scholars, this text covers rituals from the early Chan period to modern Japan and key developments that occurred in the Linji/Rinzai and Caodon/Soto schools. It describes how rituals mould the lives of its practitioners in accordance with the ideal of Zen awakening.
Released on 2017-01-06Categories

Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism

Author: Benson Hiles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1542418607

Category:

Page: 60

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Zen Buddhism: Theory and Practice of Zen meditation What is Zen, who was the Buddha, and what do each of these concepts mean in modern life? You will learn all of that, and more, in this book. Here is a brief overview of the material within this guide to Zen: The Origins of the Practice: What started Zen Buddhism, and how is it still being practiced today? What are the fundamental beliefs at the center of Zen, and how does a beginner start to practice it? Who was Buddha, and why did this man have such a huge impact on the world? The Foundations of Buddhism: Including the Four Noble Truths and the famous Eightfold path, a few different concepts exist in Buddhism. Regardless of where or how this belief system is practiced, these are the foundations that we can all learn from. The Middle way: The middle way is all about balance in life, and following a path of moderation. You will learn more about what that means, and how to pursue it, in this book. Learn how to Meditate: Meditation is a huge part of Buddhism. In fact, some claim that it's the single most important aspect to the entire belief system. In this book, you will be given step by step instructions on how to do this, starting today. Your Questions Answered: Everyone has heard the term "Buddhism", but many people are unclear about exactly what it means. In the closing chapter of this guide, you will be given a list of common Buddhism questions and answers to them, so you won't have to wonder anymore. And Much More! Although some people decide to devote their entire lives to Buddhism, you don't have to do that to benefit from some of its beliefs and practices. In fact, many will find advantages to simply pondering its messages and finding out how they apply to their own lives. This book will help you get a head start on that.
Released on 1999-01-01Categories Religion

Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573)

Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573)

Author: Joseph D. Parker

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791439097

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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Examining inscriptions on landscape paintings and related documents, this book explores the views of the "two jewels" of Japanese Zen literature, Gido Shushin (1325-1388) and Zekkai Chushin (1336-1405), and their students. These monks played important roles as advisors to the shoguns Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1408) and Yoshimochi (1386-1428), as well as to major figures in various michi or Ways of linked verse, the No theatre, ink painting, rock gardens, and other arts. By applying images of mountain retreats to their busy urban lives in the capital, these Five Mountain Zen monks provoke reconsiderations of the relation between secular and sacred and nature and culture.
Released on 2013-10-18Categories Social Science

The Meditative Way

The Meditative Way

Author: Roderick Bucknell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136804083

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 320

Buddhist meditation, while attracting less popular attention than some other meditative disciplines, has given rise to a particularly rich literature in recent years. Despite differences in style and terminology, these modern writings on Buddhist meditation serve much the same purposes as did the manuals and commentaries of the classical masters: to explicate and interpret the Buddha's teachings on meditation, to clarify the nature and value of the various meditative techniques and attainments, and/or to offer advice on the actual practice of meditation. Meditators are increasingly inclined to compare and evaluate critically what the different contemporary meditation masters have to say, to weigh up the results of relevant scientific studies, or to consult translations of the primary texts in search of the Buddha's 'original' teachings on meditation. Writers on meditation are also increasingly adopting an appropriately critical approach, particularly as regards the reliability of textual accounts. Relatively few still commit the old error of assuming that the Pali canon is a complete and faithful record of what the Buddha said on the subject, or that the classical commentators were infallible authorities. The present collection of twenty-eight readings is designed to give meditators, researchers, and general readers ready access to representative samples of those writings, and to the principal relevant texts.
Released on 2016-02-09Categories Religion

What Is Zen?

What Is Zen?

Author: Norman Fischer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834840041

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This unique introduction to Zen teaching and practice takes the remarkably accessible form of question-and-answer—making it a most useful reference for looking things up. But whether you're a neophyte or a seasoned practitioner, you'll want to read the whole thing. The questioner (Susan Moon) and the answerer (Norman Fischer) are old friends, each with a unique gift for articulation, and their friendly conversation covers not only the basics but a range of issues unique to Zen in America in the twenty-first century, including: • What is zazen and how do you do it? • Where did Zen start and where did it come from? • Will I have an enlightenment experience? • What is the law of karma in a nutshell? • What do Zen Buddhists say about rebirth? • How do you recognize a good, solid Zen teacher?
Released on 2015-11-23Categories Philosophy

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Emmanuel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119144663

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

View: 315

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers the very latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the most important ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhist philosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility to instructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectives on topics to those available in Western traditions
Released on 2023-01-17Categories Body, Mind & Spirit

Jung on Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises

Jung on Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691244167

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

View: 821

Jung’s lectures on the psychology of Jesuit spiritual practice—unabridged in English for the first time Between 1933 and 1941, C. G. Jung delivered a series of public lectures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Intended for a general audience, these lectures addressed a broad range of topics, from yoga and meditation to dream analysis and the psychology of alchemy. Here for the first time are Jung’s complete lectures on Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises, delivered in the winter of 1939–1940. These illuminating lectures are the culmination of Jung’s investigation into traditional forms of meditation and their parallels to his psychotherapeutic method of active imagination. Jung presents Loyola’s exercises as the prime example of a Christian practice comparable to yoga and Eastern meditation, and gives a psychological interpretation of the visions depicted in the saint’s autobiographical writings. Offering a unique opportunity to encounter the brilliant psychologist as he shares his ideas with the general public, the lectures reflect Jung’s increasingly positive engagement with Roman Catholicism, a development that would lead to his fruitful collaborations after the war with eminent Catholic theologians such as Victor White, Bruno de Jésus-Marie, and Hugo Rahner. Featuring an authoritative introduction by Martin Liebscher along with explanations of Jungian concepts and psychological terminology, this splendid book provides an invaluable window on the evolution of Jung’s thought and a vital key to understanding his later work.
Released on 2015-11-20Categories RELIGION

Homa Variations

Homa Variations

Author: Michael Witzel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199351589

Category: RELIGION

Page: 448

View: 460

"Throughout human history, and in many religious cultures, offerings are made into fire--known in the tantric world as homa. This collection provides detailed studies of the homa from its inception up to the present, allowing for the study of ritual change over long periods of time, and across religious cultures"--
Released on 2009-08-13Categories Philosophy

Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism

Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism

Author: Jin Y. Park

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739140772

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

View: 813

Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism explores a new mode of philosophizing through a comparative study of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and philosophies of major Buddhist thinkers such as Nagarjuna, Chinul, Dogen, Shinran, and Nishida Kitaro. Challenging the dualistic paradigm of existing philosophical traditions, Merleau-Ponty proposes a philosophy in which the traditional opposites are encountered through mutual penetration. Likewise, a Buddhist worldview is articulated in the theory of dependent co-arising, or the middle path, which comprehends the world and beings in the third space, where the subject and the object, or eternalism and annihilation, exist independent of one another. The thirteen essays in this volume explore this third space in their discussions of Merleau-Ponty's concepts of the intentional arc, the flesh of the world, and the chiasm of visibility in connection with the Buddhist doctrine of no-self and the five aggregates, the Tiantai Buddhist concept of threefold truth, Zen Buddhist huatou meditation, the invocation of the Amida Buddha in True Pure Land Buddhism, and Nishida's concept of basho.
Released on 2010-10-28Categories Philosophy

Buddhism and Postmodernity

Buddhism and Postmodernity

Author: Jin Y. Park

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739164279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

View: 751

Through a close analysis of Zen encounter dialogues (gong'ans) and Huayan Buddhist philosophy, Buddhism and Postmodernity offers a new ethical paradigm for Buddhist-postmodern philosophy.