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Zen Classics

Author : Steven Heine
ISBN : 0195175263
Genre : Religion
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A companion volume to 'The Koan' and 'The Zen Canon' this text concentrates primarily on texts from Korea and Japan that brought the Zen tradition to fruition.

Text Und Mystik

Author : Karl Baier
ISBN : 3847101161
Genre : Religion
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Dieser Band untersucht das Verhältnis von Schriftauslegung und spiritueller Praxis anhand ausgewählter Fallbeispiele aus Hinduismus, Buddhismus und Christentum. In diesen Religionen existiert das Wissen, dass ein rein kognitiver Zugang zu den Heiligen Texten unzureichend bleibt. Die Rezipienten werden durch spirituelle Übungen auf das Erfassen der tieferen Bedeutung Heiliger Texte vorbereitet. Die ältesten Formen der Schriftauslegung sind eingebunden in Liturgie, Ritus, Meditation und Gebet. Andererseits vollzog sich in der Geschichte der Religionen schon relativ f...

Zen Ritual

Author : Steven Heine
ISBN : 9780195304671
Genre : Philosophy
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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.

That Wonderful Composite Called Author

Author : Christian Schwermann
ISBN : 9789004279421
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Did East Asian literatures lack a concept of authorship before their integration into classical modernity? Distinguishing various author functions, which can be distributed among several individuals, this edited volume covers the whole spectrum from composite to individual forms of authorship.

On The Varieties Of Attention

Author : James H. Austin
ISBN : 9780262318846
Genre : Science
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During the past three decades, neurology researcher James Austin (author of Zen and the Brain) has been at the cutting edge of both Zen and neuroscience, constantly discovering new examples of how these two large fields each illuminate the other. In this BIT, Austin discusses how meditation trains our attention, reprogramming it toward subtle forms of awareness that are more openly mindful. He reveals many subtleties in our networks of attention. They enable us to direct attention voluntarily -- from the top down -- or reflexively -- from the bottom up -- and to focus it either internally or externally.

Buddhist Studies Review

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ISBN : NWU:35556039808373
Genre : Hinayana Buddhism
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ISBN : 030011964X
Genre : Art
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Transmitted from China to Japan in the 13th century, Zen Buddhism not only introduced religious practices but also literature, calligraphy, philosophy, and ink painting to Japanese disciples. This elegant book discusses these fields as they combined to encompass the evocative practice of figure painting within Zen Buddhism in medieval Japan. Focusing on forty-seven exceptional Japanese and Chinese paintings from the 12th to the 16th centuries––which together illustrate the story of the “awakening” of Zen art––the book features essays by distinguished scholars that discuss the life and art within Zen monastic and lay communities. The authors explore the ideology underlying the development of Zen’s own pantheon of characters created to imagine the Buddha’s wisdom and offer fresh insights into the role of the visual arts within Zen practice as it developed in Japan in close dialogue with the Asian continent.

East Asian History

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ISBN : UVA:X030373231
Genre : East Asia
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Malady Of Meditation

Author : Juhn Young Ahn
ISBN : UCAL:C3484155
Genre : Meditation
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Zen Sourcebook

Author : Stephen Addiss
ISBN : UOM:39015079252121
Genre : History
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Introduction by Paula Arai. This is the first collection to offer selections from the foundational texts of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Zen traditions in a single volume. Through representative selections from their poetry, letters, sermons, and visual arts, the most important Zen Masters provide students with an engaging, cohesive introduction to the first 1200 years of this rich -- and often misunderstood -- tradition. A general introduction and notes provide historical, biographical, and cultural context; a note on translation, and a glossary of terms are also included.

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