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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


Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice contains nine articles by prominent scholars about a variety of topics including Zen rituals kinhin and zazen, and covers rituals from the early Chan ... More


Dōgen: Textual and Historical Studies

Steven Heine (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754465
eISBN:
9780199932801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754465.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this book scholars of Buddhism from both sides of the Pacific explore the life and thought of Zen Master Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of the Japanese Soto sect. Through both textual and ... More


Humanizing the Image of a Zen Master: Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Dale S. Wright

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/9780195367645.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Taizan Maezumi (1931–1995) was a seminal figure in the founding of American Zen Buddhism. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1956, Maezumi soon found himself sought by non-Japanese Americans interested in ... 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


A Short Talk During Aazen

in Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219823
eISBN:
9780520936232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219823.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a transcript of Suzuki Roshi's short talk presented during zazen on the morning of June 28, 1970, between the tenth and eleventh Sandokai talks. He begins by saying the ... 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


Zen and Meditation

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A brief piece by D. T. Suzuki concerning the nature of meditative practice in Zen Buddhism. The article was first published in the short-lived journal The Mahayanist.


Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Steven Heine (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This volume explores diverse aspects of the life and teachings of Zen master Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of the Sōtō Zen sect (or Sōtōshū) in early Kamakura-era Japan. In addition chapters examine ... More


Criticism of Art

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Dōgen's criticism of art. For Dōgen, who resurrected the original demand of “one or the other” in early Buddhism, temples and statues of the Buddha were not in any way ... More


From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work provides a survey and critical investigation of the remarkable century from 1225 to 1325, during which the transformation of the Chinese Chan school into the Japanese Zen sect was ... More


Transplantations: How Émigré Monks Overcame Midcentury Challenges

Steven Heine

in From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190637491
eISBN:
9780190637538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637491.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 tracks the challenges of adaptation and accommodation that the major pioneering monks dealt with after returning to Japan and establishing their monasteries in Kyoto and other regions for ... More


A Recommendation for Quiet Sitting

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Written with Shaku Sōen, this article advocates the practice of zazen as a means for strengthening the moral character of the youth of Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. This is one of D. T. ... More


Dōgen, Hakuin, Bankei: Three Types of Thought in Japanese Zen

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay, translated from Japanese, D. T. Suzuki presents his evaluation of three pivotal figures in the history of Japanese Zen. The essay provides a valuable look at the approach to zazen ... More


A Mystical Path Stemming from Eiheiji: The Significance of Text and Author

Steven Heine

in Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree: Giun's Verse Comments on Dogen's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190941345
eISBN:
9780190941376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941345.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter gives an overview of the origins, content, historical development, and important literary, religious, and philosophical implications of Giun’s Verse Comments on Dōgen’s Treasury of the ... More


Preface

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this Preface, the author tackles a number of issues before he talks about the personality and thought of Dōgen the monk. First, he asks whether it is possible for a layman like him with regard to ... More


The First Sermon

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter talks about Dōgen's first sermon. Having finished his period of self-cultivation in China, Dōgen returned to Japan at age twenty-eight. He found Kyoto to be far from a peaceful capital. ... More


The Method and Meaning of Self-Cultivation

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the method and meaning of self-cultivation according to Dōgen. At the heart of Dōgen's teachings is the manifestation of eternal values. Therefore, the destruction of all ... More


Dōgen’s “Truth”

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines what Dōgen calls “Buddha's truth.” It considers four chapters in the Shōbōgenzō addressing the notion of truth: “Raihai-tokuzui,” “Busshō,” “Dōtoku,” and “Kattō.” The chapter ... More


Dōgen’s Use of Rujing’s “Just Sit” (shikan taza) and Other Kōans

T. Griffith Foulk

in Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter builds on previous analysis of every occurrence of the expression “just sit” in Dōgen’s writings which showed that it is, in all cases, a quotation of his teacher Rujing and that it ... More


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