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The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Zen Canon offers learned but accessible studies of some of the most important classical texts in the tradition of Zen Buddhism. Each essay in the volume provides historical, ... More


Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Mario Poceski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Under the leadership of Mazu Daoyi (709-788) and his numerous disciples, the Hongzhou School emerged as the dominant tradition of Chan (Zen) Buddhism in China during the middle part of the Tang ... More


Introduction

Mario Poceski

in Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter discusses the main focus of the book — the Hongzhou school, which, under the leadership of Mazu Daoyi (709-788) and his disciples, replaced the various traditions of early ... More


 The Life and Times of Mazu Daoyi

Mario Poceski

in Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter covers Mazu Daoyi's monastic career, starting with his initial engagement with Buddhism as a young man and his monastic ordination in his native Sichuan. His early travels and studies, ... More


 Regional Spread of the Hongzhou School

Mario Poceski

in Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Mazu's immediate disciples and surveys the regional growth of the Hongzhou school during the late 8th and early 9th centuries. The discussion is organized according to ... More


 Mind, Buddha, and the Way

Mario Poceski

in Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores key themes in the Hongzhou school's doctrines. It draws attention to attacks on all forms of dogmatism, including reifying concepts of the mind derived from Chinese ... More


Conclusion

Mario Poceski

in Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the topics discussed in the preceding chapters. This book represents an attempt to take another look at the mid-Tang period and recover significant ... More


Mazu yulu and the Creation of the Chan Records of Sayings

Mario Poceski

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the Mazu yulu, compiled around 1085, which purports to record the life and teachings of the famous Zen monk, Mazu Daoyi (709-788). It examines the structure of the text, its ... More


Monastic Innovator, Iconoclast, and Teacher of Doctrine: The Varied Images of Chan Master Baizhang

Mario Poceski

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Over the centuries, diverse Chan/Zen traditions throughout East Asia have venerated Baizhang Huaihai (J. Hyakujō Ekai, 749–814) as one of the greatest Chan teachers of the Tang era (618–907). ... More


The Teachings of the Patriarchs: A Study of Chan Lineage Fragments in the Zongjing Lu

Albert Welter

in Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu: A Special Transmission Within the Scriptures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199760312
eISBN:
9780199897322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760312.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides an extensive analysis of fragments attributed to Chan masters in the Zongjing lu. Through comparisons with other, roughly contemporary sources, Yanshou’s aims for Chan become ... More


The Riddle of Encounter Dialogue: Who, What, When, and Where?

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Classical Chan refers to a particular style of behavior displayed by Chan masters in the course of their interactions with students and other masters. Rather than explaining the Dharma in ... More


Zen and the Art of Fund-raising: Religious Vitality and Institutional Dominance in the Song Dynasty

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the art of fundraising as practiced within the Chan tradition. It explains how the encounter model of Chan religious praxis worked as a public ideology, how Chan responded to ... More


Stone Case Inscription

Mario Poceski

in The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This part of the book provides a translation, with commentary, of a short text inscribed on the relic case that was placed in Mazu’s memorial pagoda, which was erected in 791.


The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Mario Poceski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The book explores the historical growth, makeup, and transformation of Chan (Zen) Buddhist literature in late medieval China. It also surveys the distinctive features and the contents of particular ... More


Mazu’s Records and the Study of Chan Literature

Mario Poceski

in The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The chapter briefly introduces Mazu and his records and highlights some of the general themes, central issues, and academic contexts that so far have shaped the scholarly study of Chan literature, ... More


Hagiographic Representations of Patriarch Ma

Mario Poceski

in The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The chapter explores the larger issues of historical remembrance and religious (re)imagination within the Chan tradition, primarily by looking at key hagiographic portrayals and transformations of ... More


Further Communal Remembrances

Mario Poceski

in The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter continues the discussion of Mazu’s main types of hagiographic representation. It explores in detail two earlier and largely ignored portrayals of Mazu, both of which are closer to the ... More


Formation of Chan Genres

Mario Poceski

in The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The chapter explores the formation, characteristics, and diffusion of the main Chan genres that emerged in Tang and Song China. The establishment of distinctive Chan genres, such as the record of ... More


Four Main Genres

Mario Poceski

in The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter develops and elaborates on the general discussion about the formation, classification, and character of the various Chan genres presented in chapter 4. In a sense, it can be viewed as a ... More


Protracted Makings of Texts and Patriarchs

Mario Poceski

in The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

By examining the composite structure and convoluted provenance of the main parts that comprise Mazu’s record of sayings, Mazu yulu, the last chapter links together the gradual evolution of distinctly ... More


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