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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.

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.

Zen Paintings In Edo Japan 1600 1868

Author : Galit Aviman
ISBN : 9781351536110
Genre : Art
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In Zen Buddhism, the concept of freedom is of profound importance. And yet, until now there has been no in-depth study of the manifestation of this liberated attitude in the lives and artwork of Edo period Zen monk-painters. This book explores the playfulness and free-spirited attitude reflected in the artwork of two prominent Japanese Zen monk-painters: Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837). The free attitude emanating from their paintings is one of the qualities which distinguish Edo period Zen paintings from those of earlier periods. These paintings are part of a Zen ink painting tradition that began following the importation of Zen Buddhism from China at the beginning of the Kamakura period (1185-1333). In this study, Aviman elaborates on the nature of this particular artistic expression and identifies its sources, focusing on the lives of the monk-painters and their artwork. The author applies a multifaceted approach, combining a holistic analysis of the paintings, i.e. as interrelated combination of text and image, with a contextualization of the works within the specific historical, art historical, cultural, social and political environments in which they were created.

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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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.

The Journal Of Japanese Studies

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213168763
Genre : Japan
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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.

Malady Of Meditation

Author : Juhn Young Ahn
ISBN : UCAL:C3484155
Genre : Meditation
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Studia Orientalia

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ISBN : UCBK:C106293819
Genre : East Asia
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