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Translator’s Introduction: Kim Iryŏp, Her Life and Thought

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book presents Kim Iryŏp's Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun, titled in Korean Ŏnŭ sudoin ŭi hoesang (Memoir of a practitioner, published in 1960) in English. Iryŏp was a writer, new woman, and ... More


To See and Be Seen (1918–1927)

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 presents Kim Iryŏp’s activities as a new woman in comparison with two other new women, Na Hyesŏk and Kim Myŏngsun. The chapter also places the Korean New Women with the Japanese New Women ... More


Time for Reconciliation: Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (1955–1960)

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 engages with Iryŏp’s Buddhist philosophy, by exploring her interpretations of Buddhism in the book Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (1960). The chapter discusses the major Buddhist ... More


Between Light and Darkness (1896–1920)

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 deals with Kim Iryŏp’s childhood and young adult life. Iryŏp was a daughter of a Christian pastor and his wife. She was raised as a faithful Christian, envisioning her future as a Christian ... More


At the End of the Journey: In Between Happiness and Misfortune (1960–1971)

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 is a response to Iryŏp’s critics and a consideration of the relationship between Buddhism and society. The chapter claims that by relating her life stories in her books, Iryŏp made a ... More


I Who Have Lost Me (1927–1935)

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 discusses Iryŏp’s encounter with Buddhism, which took place around 1927, and Iryŏp’s journey from activism to a leading Buddhist thinker. During this period, Iryŏp met two people in ... More


A Life Lived: Women and Buddhist Philosophy

Jin Y. Park

in Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858780
eISBN:
9780824873707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 7 aims to identify the nature of women’s Buddhist philosophy. Iryŏp’s approach to Buddhism also directs us to different dimensions in which women encounter Buddhist philosophy, which is ... More


Preface

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this Preface, Kim Iryŏp says the goal of her book is to proselytize Buddhist teachings to help readers come to the realization that we need to find and know our real selves so that we can become ... More


Buddhism and Culture

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp offers a philosophical reflection on Buddhism and how to become a great person of culture. Iryŏp begins by referring to the Buddha as the pronoun for all existence, the ... More


Having Burned Away My Youth: A Letter to Mr. B.

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains Kim Iryŏp's letter to one Mr. B., with whom she had a relationship that lasted less than a year. In her letter, Iryŏp offers a detailed description of her relationship with Mr. ... More


Having Prepared a Clean Copy of My Master’s Manuscript (by Yi Wŏlsong)

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains a letter of appreciation written by Yi Wŏlsong for Kim Iryŏp. Wŏlsong joined the monastery and became a disciple of Iryŏp. She remembers listening to Iryŏp's profound dharma ... More


Meditation and the Attainment of the Mind

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp reflects on the importance of meditation and the attainment of the mind in Buddhist practice. According to Iryŏp, meditation is all one needs to know in life. Our desires ... More


Life

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp offers a philosophical reflection on the meaning of life. According to Iryŏp, it is important that we first ask whether we are living as a human being before discussing ... More


In Memory of the Great Master Man’gong on the Fifteenth Anniversary of His Death

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp talks about the fifteenth anniversary of Zen Master Man'gong's death. Iryŏp first considers what we consider major events in life—such as birth, aging, sickness, and ... More


Prayer and Chanting

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp reflects on the importance of prayer and chanting in Buddhist practice. According to Iryŏp, we pray to Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva because we believe that she can make ... More


Is the Mind One or Two?: To Mr. C., Who Has Recently Converted to Catholicism

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp responds to the conversion to Catholicism of one Mr. C. after having been a longtime Buddhist. Iryŏp is wondering how Mr. C could turn away from the teaching that leads him ... More


On New Year’s Day of the Twenty-Fifth Year after Joining the Monastery

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp talks about her twenty-fifth year as a Buddhist nun and what she accomplished during that span of time. Iryŏp reflects on how she came to join the monastery and how she ... More


A Proposal to the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains Kim Iryŏp's letter to the Chairperson of the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference in which she insists on the necessity of Buddhist practice for the construction of a better ... More


What Is Faith?: Contemplation upon Reading a Letter from My Friend M.

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp responds to a letter from a childhood friend called M. about the issue of faith. Kim Iryŏp considers the Buddhist teachings as comments on one's own self and the Buddha as ... More


Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Kim Iryop

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The life and work of Kim Iryŏp (1896–1971) bear witness to Korea's encounter with modernity. A prolific writer, Iryŏp reflected on identity and existential loneliness in her poems, short stories, and ... More


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