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Living by vow : a practical introduction to eight essential zen chants and texts

Author: Shohaku Okumura
Publisher: Somerville : Wisdom Publications, 2012.
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This immensely useful book explores Zen's rich tradition of chanted liturgy and the powerful ways that such chants support meditation, expressing and helping us truly uphold our heartfelt vows to live a life of freedom and compassion. Exploring eight of Zen's most essential and universal liturgical texts, Living by Vow is a handbook to walking the Zen path, and Shohaku Okumura guides us like an old friend, speaking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shohaku Okumura
ISBN: 9781614290216 1614290210 1614290105 9781614290100
OCLC Number: 809767069
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Editor's Preface; Author's Preface; Introduction; 1. Living by Vow: The Four Bodhisattva Vows; 2. Awakening to Incompleteness: The Verse of Repentance; 3. Final Shelter: The Verse of the Three Refuges; 4. Cultivating the Virtuous Field: The Robe Chant; 5. Continuous Circle of Offering: The Meal Chants; 6. Sound of Emptiness: The Heart Sutra; 7. All Is One, One Is All: Merging of Difference and Unity; 8. Endless Practice Here and Now:The Verse for Opening the Sutra; Notes; Glossary of Names; Glossary of Terms and Texts; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Shohaku Okumura.

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This immensely useful book explores Zen's rich tradition of chanted liturgy and the powerful ways that such chants support meditation, expressing and helping us truly uphold our heartfelt vows to live a life of freedom and compassion. Exploring eight of Zen's most essential and universal liturgical texts, Living by Vow is a handbook to walking the Zen path, and Shohaku Okumura guides us like an old friend, speaking clearly and directly of the personal meaning and implications of these chants, generously using his experiences to illustrate their practical significance. A scholar of Buddhist lit.

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