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 Ritual in Japanese Zen Buddhism

T. Griffith Foulk

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 summarizes the modern scholarly opinion that throughout its history, the Zen tradition rejected religious ritual as a legitimate means of carrying out its unique Buddhist mission, and ... More


Religion and Conflict: The Case of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

H. L. Seneviratne

in Faith-Based Diplomacy Trumping Realpolitik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195367935
eISBN:
9780199851805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367935.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Because Buddhism, like all other religions, has many facets, it is essential to identify what kind of Buddhism is in question before analyzing its contributions. In this chapter, Buddhism is divided ... More


Japanese Versions of Buddhism

John K. Nelson

in Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces some of the religious and social history informing modern Buddhism in Japan before positioning it within contemporary circumstances. Readers may find that this chapter’s ... More


Ledi Sayadaw and the Gifts of the Buddha

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

To lay the basis for the study of Ledi Sayadaw’s innovations in meditation practice, this chapter first describes meditation’s preeminent place in modern Buddhism and contrasts it to the pre-modern ... More


Poetry and Buddhism

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism: Alagiyavanna and the Portuguese in Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199935765
eISBN:
9780199333035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935765.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The concluding chapter summarizes the arguments concerning the transformation of poetry and its visions of power and identity during a turbulent period of Portuguese colonial expansion in Sri Lanka. ... More


The Death of Ledi and the Life of Insight

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the impact of Ledi Sayadaw’s vision of modern Buddhism. His life reveals continuities between the pre-colonial and colonial periods, in terms of the valuation of the ... More


The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Erik Braun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the rise of insight meditation (vipassanā) as a widespread lay movement in Burma during British colonial rule. It does this through a study of one of its key architects, the ... More


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