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Zen Masters

Steven Heine and Dale Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Zen Masters contains ten articles by prominent scholars about the most significant “product” of the Zen tradition—the life and teachings of the masters or patriarchs who have made this ... More


 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


The Zen of Books and Practice: The Life of Menzan Zuihō and His Reformation of Sōtō Zen

David Riggs

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Menzan Zuihō (1683–1769) was one of the most illustrious writers and reformers of the Tokugawa period. However, despite his accomplishments, Menzan is not remembered in Sōtō Zen circles as an ... More


 Dharma Transmission in Theory and Practice

William M. Bodiford

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/9780195304671.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 9 provides an example of ritual transformation in the movement of Zen from one culture to another. After describing dharma transmission in East Asia by highlighting the theme of the family ... More


 Meditation in Motion: Textual Exegesis in the Creation of Ritual

David E. Riggs

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/9780195304671.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 8 seeks to uncover the historical origins of kinhin, the ritual of walking meditation as it has been practiced in the Sōtō school of Japanese Zen. Practiced today between periods of zazen, ... More


 Women and Dōgen: Rituals Actualizing Empowerment and Healing

Paula K. R. Arai

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/9780195304671.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 engages in ethnographic study of rituals practiced by nuns in the contemporary Sōtō sect of Zen. Through surveys and interviews conducted among Sōtō nuns in the Nagoya area of Japan, Arai ... More


Funerary Zen: Sōtō Zen Death Management in Tokugawa Japan

Duncan Ryūken Williams

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/9780824832049.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how the spread of standardized Buddhist funerals in the Tokugawa gained momentum from the temple certification system (terauke seido). This was how the Japanese came near ... More


 Zazen as an Enactment Ritual

Taigen Dan Leighton

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/9780195304671.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 addresses what many today would consider the central ritual of Zen—zazen—or seated meditation. Although zazen is commonly understood by way of instrumental logic as a means or method for ... More


Dōgen, Zen Master, Zen Disciple: Transmitter or Transgressor?

Steven Heine

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chan/Zen Buddhism is a tradition known for the transmission of lineages whereby a current master at once pays obeisance to and severely criticizes the patriarchs. East Asian training traditions ... More


Did Dogen Go to China?

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305708
eISBN:
9780199784776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the diverse writings of Dōgen (1200-1253), the founder of Sōtō (C. Ts’ao-tung) Zen Buddhism in Japan. Dōgen is especially known for introducing to ... More


Mysticism and Zen Buddhism: Dōgen

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of Sōtō Zen and Japan's finest spiritual writer. The term zen as Dōgen once noted, is short for zazen which means “seated meditation”. Zen is thus ... More


Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Taigen Dan Leighton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a ... More


Introduction

Paula Kane Robinson Arai

in Women Living Zen: Japanese Soto Buddhist Nuns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199928682
eISBN:
9780190258405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199928682.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the important role played by nuns in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the sixth century. Drawing on both historical evidence and ethnographic data, it shows that nuns were ... More


Motivations, Commitments, and Self-Perceptions

Paula Kane Robinson Arai

in Women Living Zen: Japanese Soto Buddhist Nuns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199928682
eISBN:
9780190258405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199928682.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the motivations, commitments, thoughts, attitudes, and self-perceptions of nuns who belonged to the Sōtō Zen sect in Japan. Drawing on information gathered from Aichi Senmon ... More


Twentieth-Century Leadership

Paula Kane Robinson Arai

in Women Living Zen: Japanese Soto Buddhist Nuns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199928682
eISBN:
9780190258405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199928682.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the actions of nuns who belonged to the Sōtō Zen sect in Japan to elucidate their interpretation of Buddhist teachings, especially those of Zen Master Dōgen. More specifically, ... More


The Monastic Practices of Zen Nuns

Paula Kane Robinson Arai

in Women Living Zen: Japanese Soto Buddhist Nuns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199928682
eISBN:
9780190258405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199928682.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the monastic practices of nuns who belonged to the Sōtō Zen sect in Japan. It first provides an overview of the nuns' vision of monastic life based on the ideals of Buddhism and ... More


Conclusion: Innovators for the Sake of Tradition

Paula Kane Robinson Arai

in Women Living Zen: Japanese Soto Buddhist Nuns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199928682
eISBN:
9780190258405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199928682.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book has examined the important role played by nuns in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the sixth century. Drawing on participant-observation, interviews, and surveys, it has shown that ... More


The Zen Tradition

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of the Zen tradition and its philosophical significance. Zen Buddhism was one of the three new religious traditions that emerged during a time of political upheaval ... More


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


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


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