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Ordination (Pabbajj ā) as Going Forth?: Social Bonds and the Making of a Buddhist Monastic

Jeffrey Samuels

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the processes by which boys living in Sri Lanka become Buddhist novices (sāmaera). Providing a detailed description of a pabbajjā ordination ritual as well as examining the ... More


Teachers: Testing the Authenticity and Authority of Zen Masters

Steven Heine

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 discusses the foremost religious element that formed the basis for the transfer of Chan to Zen, which was the role of charismatic and inspiring teachers. After attaining enlightenment ... More


Procreation and Patronage in the Song Chan School

Morten Schlütter

in How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832551
eISBN:
9780824870720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832551.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that the patronage of the educated elite was also critically important to the success of the Chan school and its individual lineages. In the Song, support from members of the ... More


Collective Suicide at the Funeral of Jitsunyo: Mimesis or Solidarity?

Mark L. Blum

in Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the suicides of Jodo Shinshu adherents, following the death of the abbot Jitsunyo—the monshu or head of the powerful Shinshu Honganji organization. The practice of ... More


The Taikun’s Zen Master from China: Yinyuan, the Edo Bakufu, and the Founding of Manpukuji in 1661

Jiang Wu

in Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199393121
eISBN:
9780199393152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393121.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers a new interpretation of Yinyuan’s success in Japan by situating his arrival into the bakufu’s agenda of establishing a Japan-centered world order. The first part of the chapter ... More


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