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The Koan : texts and contexts in Zen Buddhism

Author: Steven Heine; Dale Stuart Wright
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Koans are enigmatic spiritual formulas used for religious training in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Arguing that our understanding of the koan tradition has been extremely limited, contributors to this  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Heine; Dale Stuart Wright
ISBN: 0195117484 9780195117486 0195117492 9780195117493
OCLC Number: 41090651
Description: xii, 322 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The form and function of Koan literature: a historical overview / T. Griffith Foulk --
The antecedents of encounter dialogue in Chinese Chʻan Buddhism / John R. McRae --
Mahākāsyapa's smile: silent transmission and the Kung-an (Kōan) tradition / Albert Welter --
Kung-an Chʻan and the Tsung-men tʻung-yao chi / Ishii Shūdō --
Visions, divisions, revisions: the encounter between iconoclasm and supernaturalism in Kōan cases about Mount Wu-tʻai / Steven Heine --
"Before the empty eon" versus "A dog has no Buddha-nature": Kung-an use in the Tsʻao-tung tradition and Ta-hui's Kung-an introspection Chʻan / Morten Schlütter --
Kōan history: transformative language in Chinese Buddhist thought / Dale S. Wright --
Ikkyū and Kōans / Alexander Kabanoff --
Transmission of Kirigami (secret initiation documents): a Sōtō practice in medieval Japan / Ishikawa Rikizan --
Emerging from nonduality: Kōan practice in the Rinzai tradition since Hakuin / Michel Mohr --
Kōan and Kenshō in the Rinzai Zen curriculum / G. Victor Sōgen Hori.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright.
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Those with a serious interest in the history of Zen Buddhism will find the essays collected here an invaluable resource ... appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate libraries. * Religious Read more...

 
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