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Gate of sweet nectar : feeding hungry spirits in an American Zen community

Author: Michael W BarnardPeter N GregoryLesley J WeaverBernard GlassmanWendy Egyoku NakaoAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : [Zen Center of Los Angeles], 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Features an adaptation of the traditional Soto Zen rite for feeding hungry ghosts (Kanromon) as celebrated at the Zen Center of Los Angeles. Incorporating elements from other traditions such as Jewish liturgy and Theraveda Buddhist loving-kindness (metta) meditation, it expresses an evolving social vision in American Zen. It is an example of the transmission, translation, and transformation of Buddhism in an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD
Video
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Barnard; Peter N Gregory; Lesley J Weaver; Bernard Glassman; Wendy Egyoku Nakao; Michael Daigu O'Keefe; Zen Center of Los Angeles.
OCLC Number: 56132158
Credits: Editor, Michael Barnard ; music, Krishna Das.
Performer(s): Roshi Bernie Glassman, Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Michael Daigu O'Keefe.
Description: 2 videodiscs (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Disc 1. Documentary (36 min.) --
Full-length ritual (29 min.). Disc 2. Roshi Bernie Glassman (32 min.) --
Wendy Egyoku Nakao (25 min.) --
Michael Daigu O'Keefe (23 min).
Responsibility: producers, Peter N. Gregory, Lesley J. Weaver ; ritual directed & photographed by Michael W. Barnard.

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Features an adaptation of the traditional Soto Zen rite for feeding hungry ghosts (Kanromon) as celebrated at the Zen Center of Los Angeles. Incorporating elements from other traditions such as Jewish liturgy and Theraveda Buddhist loving-kindness (metta) meditation, it expresses an evolving social vision in American Zen. It is an example of the transmission, translation, and transformation of Buddhism in an American social and religious setting.

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