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Poetry and Zen Meditation, the Cosmic Body, and the True Word

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0046
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

According to Priest Saigyō, “the Way of Poetry is wholly the practice of Zen meditation” (kadō wa hitoe ni zenjō shugyō no michi). The so-called Initiation Rite to the Kokinshū is similar to the ... More


Poetry and the Instantaneous Illumination of Zen

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In Sasamegoto, Shinkei unequivocably identifies poetic practice with Zen meditation, and the poem with the dharani, or True Word. According to Shinkei, “the Way of poetry is the True Word of our ... More


Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Sondra Fraleigh (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The popularity of yoga and Zen meditation has heightened awareness of somatic practices. Individuals develop the conscious embodiment central to somatics work via movement and dance, or through touch ... More


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