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“A Shadow in the Heart”: Mizuko Kuyō in Convert American Zen

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter examines the growing performance of mizuko kuyō-related rituals — often referred to as “water baby ceremonies” — in convert American Zen centers. Since the late 1970s and increasingly ... More


“We Need to Free Ourselves”: Adaptations of Convert Mizuko Kuyō

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter presents a detailed description of a mizuko kuyō ritual performed at a convert Zen monastery in Oregon. It then proceeds to a full analysis of the ritual. Numerous changes can be seen in ... More


Marine Bizarrerie: The Imaginative Biology of the Underwater Frontier

Margaret Cohen

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The great variety and radical metamorphoses of aquatic life forms attracted huge fascination during the nineteenth century, in part because they defied familiar paradigms of development and progress. ... More


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