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Domestic Zen: Living Esoteric Wisdom

Paula Arai

in Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the concept of domestic Zen and how it helps Japanese Buddhist women deal with a wide range of challenges, from difficulty in giving birth to problems with child-rearing, ... More


Mapping the Terrain

Paula Arai

in Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the ritualized activities of mature and devoted Japanese Buddhist women and their significance to a Sōtō Zen mode of living. Drawing on interviews with twelve Zen laywomen, the ... More


Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Paula Arai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Healing lies at the heart of Zen. This book reveals a vital stream of religious practice that flourishes outside the bounds of formal institutions through sacred rites that women develop and transmit ... More


Revealing the Healing Realm of Zen

Paula Arai

in Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book has examined the ways in which healing courses through the lives of contemporary Japanese Zen women and how ritualized activities transform emotionally intense moments—charged with fear, ... More


Personal Buddhas: Living with Loss and Grief

Paula Arai

in Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the concept of personal Buddhas, focusing on the role of mortuary and ancestral rituals in helping people cope with grief and integrate loss into their lives. The death of a ... More


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