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Introduction

Bryan D. Lowe

in Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the notion of ritualized writing, a specific mode set apart from more quotidian forms. It traces the development of sutra transcription in terms of the “cult of the book” in ... More


Buddhist Debate and the Religious Policy of the Heian State

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the early Heian period, the state organized a series of state-sponsored debate rituals such as the Misa-e Assembly into a single route of promotion, termed here the “clerical training program.” On ... More


The Emperor and the Golden Light Sūtra

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the origin and early development of the Misai-e Assembly in ancient Japan. Before the Heian period, emperors had begun to adopt the image of Buddhist kingship as depicted in the ... More


Writing Societies

Bryan D. Lowe

in Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter three focuses on cases of collective patronage, in which groups of individuals pooled their resources to sponsor sutra transcription, often identifying themselves as wholesome friends. It ... More


Epilogue

Bryan D. Lowe

in Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The epilogue synthesizes the previous chapters. It focuses first on arguments about ritual, scriptural cultures, and Buddhist practice. It then turns to the historiographical concerns regarding Nara ... More


The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Asuka Sango

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Halo of Golden Light examines the complex ways in which the emperor and other elite ruling groups employed Buddhist rituals to legitimate their authority. Although considered a descendant of the ... More


Clerical Promotion: Domination, Resistance, and Alternatives

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The clerical training program was turned into fiercely competitive struggles for power and influence through the rivalry between the Hosso and Tendai schools and the two Tendai factions. Hosso monks ... More


Silla: The Birthplace of the Pilgrim

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

in Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes Buddhism in Korea at the time of Hyecho’s departure on his pilgrimage. It focuses on the Silla Dynasty and discusses royal patronage of Buddhism, which often took the form of ... More


Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Ira Helderman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648521
eISBN:
9781469648545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648521.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Interest in the psychotherapeutic capacity of Buddhist teachings and practices is widely evident in the popular imagination. News media routinely report on the neuropsychological study of Buddhist ... More


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