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White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. This book ... More


 Legends Pleasing and Brightly Polished: The Holy Recluses

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A second large group of vitae had as subjects holy men and women who had led lives of reclusion as hermits and anchoresses. Their veneration was, in contrast to the holy bishops', geographically ... More


Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

John McManners

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The second volume of this study of the relations between the Catholic Church and society in eighteenth‐century France covers the topics of popular religion; the clergy and morals; the Jansenist ... More


On the Margins of Official Religion

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

To the reformist clergy, some of the traditional pieties of Catholicism, notably processions, the cult of relics, pilgrimages, and the presence and life of hermits, had become marginal and at best in ... More


Surveying Mountain Landscapes

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This section contains koan cases that focus on the role of mountains and spirits encountered by Zen masters. It treats four topics, including the early Northern and Ox Head schools for which ... More


Contesting With Irregular Rivals

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

These koan cases include encounters with rivals within the Zen lineage as well as practitioners outside the monastic order, such as hermits, shamans, wizards, mind readers, and miracle workers, and ... More


Monastic Growth and Change

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The century after 1050 has been called ‘the monastic crisis’, but a crisis, which lasts for a century appears to be a misnomer. It was a time of monastic growth and change: the number of monks ... More


The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages

Andrew Jotischky

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206347
eISBN:
9780191717055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206347.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Carmelite Order began when a group of hermits settled in a regulated community on Mt Carmel in the kingdom of Jerusalem in the first decade of the 13th century. As the hermits began to found new ... More


On the Vice of Sentimentality: Androcles and the Lion and Some Extraordinary Adventures in the Desert Fathers

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter investigates the notion of sentimentality and the vice of excessive sentimental attachment. It reviews a number of fables from the classical tradition and from the stories of the desert ... More


Chapter One. The Carmelites, c.1187–1530

ANDREW JOTISCHKY

in The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206347
eISBN:
9780191717055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206347.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents an overview of Carmelite history in the Middle Ages. Beginning with the emergence of hermits on Mt Carmel in the early 13th century, it examines the expansion of the Order and ... More


Chapter Eight. Patterns of Historical Thinking in the Mendicant Orders

ANDREW JOTISCHKY

in The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206347
eISBN:
9780191717055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206347.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter steps aside from the Carmelite historical narrative to examine comparable writing about the past in other religious orders in the Middle Ages. The Augustinian Hermits developed their own ... More


The function of material and spiritual roads in the English eremitic tradition

Michelle M. Sauer

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the vocation of the hermit in connection to both physical and spiritual roads—that is the actual road system of medieval English as well as the paths of mystical contemplation. ... More


The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Wolfgang Riehle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Spiritual seekers throughout history have sought illumination through solitary contemplation. In the Christian tradition, medieval England stands out for its remarkable array of hermits, recluses, ... More


Zen and Professional Leadership

Steven Heine

in White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Japanese business and social values. It then describes how Zen combines some of the best elements of two ideal, yet seemingly contradictory, forms of behavior ... More


Seeing the Forest, But Not Missing the Trees

Steven Heine

in White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the four levels of consciousness: feeling or emotion, speaking, thinking, and state of being or way of acting. It then describes how the ability to respond ... More


Āśrama

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

According to the doctrine of āśrama dharma in modern Hinduism, there are four āśramas or stages in life: brahmacarya or a period of studentship, grhastha or the stage of a householder, vānapraslha or ... More


Joy, Mirth, and Folly in the Hermits of the Eleventh Century

John Saward

in Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In 11th-century western Europe there was a reawakening of interest in the solitary life. Not surprisingly, its main protagonists have much to say about the wisdom of a life which looks like sheer ... More


The Papacy, the Church, and Monasticism

Alfred Haverkamp

in Medieval Germany 1056–1273

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221722
eISBN:
9780191678486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221722.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the more than two centuries under consideration here, the Roman Church expanded very widely. At the same time it radically changed its evaluation of itself, its inner structure, its effectiveness, ... More


The Hermit and the Hunter

Brian Golding

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the story of the hermit Robert of Knaresborough and Lord William de Stuteville. Sometime around 1200, the story goes, the lord went hunting in the forest of Knaresborough and ... More


Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950–1200

Tom Licence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592364
eISBN:
9780191595639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592364.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

In the central Middle Ages, English society lavished unprecedented attention on a category of would-be outcasts who repudiated its ambitions and spurned its aspirations. Hermits and recluses ... More


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