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Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism : Myōshinji, a living religion

Author: Jørn Borup
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Series: Studies in the history of religions, 119.
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Zen Buddhist ideas and practices in many ways are unique within the study of religion, and artists, poets and Buddhists practitioners worldwide have found inspiration from this tradition. This work gives a fresh perspective on contemporary Japanese Zen Buddhism.
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Borup, Jørn.
Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
(DLC) 2008001175
(OCoLC)181142173
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jørn Borup
ISBN: 9789047433095 9047433092 128260225X 9781282602250
OCLC Number: 593347558
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 314 pages, [14] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Table of Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Chapter One --
My333;shinji: Institution, history, and structure --
1.1 Ideology, lineage, and premodern history --
Legendary beginnings --
Tradition, transmission, and sacred kinship --
My333;shinji, gozan, and Muromachi --
Tokugawa: Bakufu, honmatsu seido, and danka seido --
1.2 Meiji Zen: Modernization and invented traditions --
Buddhist responses --
Zen and My333;shinji developments --
Lay Zen --
1.3 Postwar and contemporary My333;shinji Zen --
Judicial and institutional and structure of religious organizations --
My333;shinji institutional structure --
Zen temples --
Economy --
Social, laicized, and international Zen --
1.4 Summary --
Chapter Two --
Zen Buddhists --
2.1 Men with or without rank: shukke, zaike, and a discussion of terminology --
2.2 The clergy --
Shukke: "Leaving home" and returning as a ritual process --
Shukke as returning s333;ryo --
Dharma rank and hierarchy; status and stratified clerical systems --
Alternative career mobility: ango-e --
Clerical offices13; --
The priest --
The priest wife and the Zen family --
Temple sons --
Nuns --
2.3 The laity --
Householder or believer: zaike, danka and danshinto --
Sect-transcending laity; users, clients, and occasional Buddhists --
Religious confraternities --
2.4 Mixed categories --
Intellectuals, critics, and enlightened laymen --
Foreigners --
2.5 Summary --
Chapter Three --
Zen religious practice --
3.1 Rituals and ritualization --
My333;shinji categories and classifying as religious practice --
Categories of religious practice --
3.2 Zen ideas and practice --
3.2.1 Objects of belief and religious practice --
3.2.2 Subjective qualities and practices --
3.3 Religious education --
Education, training, cultivation, and mission --
Cultivating the clergy --
Cultivating the laity --
The strategy and reality of training and cultivation --
3.4 Monastic practice --
Ritualized monastic life --
Alms-begging and exchange --
3.5 Ritualized events; clerical rites of passage --
Installing the master --
Installing the priest --
Initiating the dead --
Ordaining the monk --
Structure and semantics of clerical rites of passage --
3.6 Lay and clerical rituals --
3.6.1 Daily service and rituals of worship --
3.6.2 Ritual texts and doing things with words --
3.6.3 Rituals of realization: zazen and zazenkai --
3.6.4 Calendrical rituals --
3.6.5 Local Zen folk rituals --
3.6.6 Rites of passage --
3.7 Summary --
Chapter Four --
Conclusion --
Plural Zen --
Umbrella Zen --
Hierarchical Zen --
Power play and exchange --
Zen rituals and practical meaning --
Zen and the study of religion --
Appendix --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Studies in the history of religions, 119.
Responsibility: by Jørn Borup.
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