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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


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


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


The Way of Healing: Yudō 癒道‎

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/9780824835354.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes a theory about the components and dynamics that constitute the Way of healing (yudō) as experienced by Japanese Buddhist women. The healing way of these women involves ... More


The Healing Power of Beauty

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/9780824835354.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the role of beauty in the Japanese Buddhist women’s healing activities. Beauty is the center of the Japanese women’s practices and locus of their healing. Indeed, the highly ... More


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