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The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Zen Canon offers learned but accessible studies of some of the most important classical texts in the tradition of Zen Buddhism. Each essay in the volume provides historical, ... More


The Eihei kōroku: The Record of Dōgen's Later Period at Eihei-ji Temple

Steven Heine

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the textual history and structure of the Eihei-ji koroku, one of the two primary texts produced by the famous Zen master, Dogen, founder of the Soto school of Zen in Japan. ... More


Zen Koans

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839734
eISBN:
9780824868901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This compact volume analyzes the classic background of texts and rites and explores the contemporary significance of koans to illuminate the full implications of this ongoing tradition. The cryptic ... More


Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

John McRae

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. This book shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, ... More


Koans and Being There

Alan Cole

in Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on koans. The English word “koan” comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese gong'an, which means “public case” in the sense of a legal precedent. The term gong'an ... More


Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Discomfort Me: Zen Staffs as Implements of Instruction

Steven Heine

in Zen and Material Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469290
eISBN:
9780190469320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469290.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the role of the staff as perhaps the primary religious symbol representing the profound aptitude of the spiritual authenticity as well as institutional authority of Zen masters. ... More


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