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Introduction: Rethinking Ritual Practice in Zen Buddhism

Dale S. Wright

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/9780195304671.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The ritual dimension of the Zen tradition in East Asia took the particular shape that it did primarily by means of thorough absorption of two different cultural legacies in China, one—the Confucian ... 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


Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions

Todd Lewis and Gary deAngelis (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199373093
eISBN:
9780199373116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373093.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Part of the AAR series on Teaching Religion, this book connects the imagined community of college instructors of Buddhism with the work of leading scholars who are updating, revising, and correcting ... More


Being a North American Buddhist Woman: Reflections of a Feminist Pioneer

Rita M. Gross

in A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255852
eISBN:
9780520943667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255852.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, the author likes to reminisce about some of her key experiences and insights as a North American Buddhist woman and scholar-practitioner. Buddhist teachings are extremely simple and ... More


New Organizations: Wat Mongkoltepmunee and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on two specific Buddhist centers: Wat Mongkoltepmunee (or Wat Phila), a first-generation Thai immigrant temple; and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC), a ... More


Lived Buddhism: The Construction of Teaching and Practice at Wat Phila and CIMC

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how Buddha's teachings at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) are presented ideologically and interpreted and lived by the practitioners. The chapter ... More


Refuge in the Sangha: The Shape of Buddhist Communities

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates how practitioners at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) structure themselves inside each organization into communities or groups and relate to ... More


Ascribed and Achieved Buddhist Identities

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Based on how practitioners at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) constructed their organizations, the Buddha's teachings, and their communities, this chapter explores how ... More


Tengudō, the Realm of Tengu

Haruko Wakabayashi

in The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834166
eISBN:
9780824869700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834166.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the concepts of mado and tengudo, developed by the Buddhist clergy as one of the many solutions to the degenerations of the Final Age. For those who sought salvation, the ... More


On Methods to the Madness of Koans: A New Theory of Interpretation

Steven Heine

in Zen Koans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839734
eISBN:
9780824868901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839734.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Although seemingly absurd, koans tell stories about enlightenment that make sense once the narrative structure reflecting diverse thematic elements that are instructive and inspirational is clearly ... More


Teaching Buddhism in the Western Academy

Jan Willis

in Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199373093
eISBN:
9780199373116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373093.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Jan Willis candidly reflects on the challenges faced by a professor who is also a “scholar-practitioner” teaching in the modern secular university; she identifies problems, boundaries, and ... More


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