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Experimental BuddhismInnovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

John K. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book documents a sense of what is happening on the front lines as a growing number of Buddhist priests try to reboot their roles and traditions to gain greater significance in Japanese society. ... More

Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms

Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms

Shayne Clarke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836474
eISBN:
9780824870966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836474.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Scholarly and popular consensus has painted a picture of Indian Buddhist monasticism in which monks and nuns severed all ties with their families when they left home for the religious life. They ... More

Fathering Your FatherThe Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

Fathering Your Father: The Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254848
eISBN:
9780520943643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were chosen to ... More

The Forerunner of All ThingsBuddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency

The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency

Maria Heim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199331031
eISBN:
9780199369386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book treats systematically the ethical thought of the fifth-century CE Theravāda Buddhist thinker Buddhaghosa. It focuses on an important equivalence in Buddhist thought that identifies ... More

The Four Great TemplesBuddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Donald F. McCallum

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Few periods in Japanese history are more fascinating than the seventh century. This was the period when Buddhism experienced its initial flowering in the country and the time when Asukadera, Kudara ... More

Four IllusionsCandrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Candrakirti

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Āryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas (Catuḥśataka) is a Mahāyāna Buddhist text that describes the Bodhisattva's path toward enlightenment. In his commentary on this text, the Indian Buddhist philosopher ... More

From Chinese Chan to Japanese ZenA Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work provides a survey and critical investigation of the remarkable century from 1225 to 1325, during which the transformation of the Chinese Chan school into the Japanese Zen sect was ... More

From Comrades to BodhisattvasMoral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China

From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China

Gareth Fisher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839666
eISBN:
9780824868475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839666.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

From Comrades to Bodhisattvas is the first book-length study of Han Chinese Buddhism in post-Mao China. Using an ethnographic approach supported by over a decade of research, it provides an intimate ... More

From Sovereign to SymbolAn Age of Ritual Determinism in Fourteenth Century Japan

From Sovereign to Symbol: An Age of Ritual Determinism in Fourteenth Century Japan

Thomas Donald Conlan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778102
eISBN:
9780199919079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The fourteenth century witnessed a fundamental political and intellectual conflict about the nature of power and society that was expressed through the rituals and institutions of two rival courts. ... More

A Garland of Feminist ReflectionsForty Years of Religious Exploration

A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration

Rita Gross

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255852
eISBN:
9780520943667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255852.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The author of this book has long been acknowledged as a founder in the field of feminist theology. One of the earliest scholars in religious studies to discover how feminism affects that discipline, ... More

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