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Zen Buddhism : beliefs and practices

Author: Merv Fowler
Publisher: Brighton ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2005.
Series: Sussex library of religious beliefs and practices.
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"This book on Zen Buddhism places Zen firmly in its historical context as a child of Buddhism." "Informed by two decades of dialogue, research and teaching, this book refutes the mistaken premise that Zen Buddhism is more suited to people who lived all those years ago, or at least live all those miles away. Pivotal to this work is recognition that Buddhism is a mind culture. To appreciate that one is not in control  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Merv Fowler
ISBN: 1902210425 9781902210421
OCLC Number: 58043223
Description: ix, 171 p. : ill., 22 cm.
Contents: Zen beliefs --
The ox-herding pictures --
Zen roots --
Doctrines Germane to Zen --
Zen and the Mahayana sutras --
Buddhism reaches China --
The transition from China to Japan --
Zen practice --
Meditation --
Koan practice --
The master-pupil relationship --
Holding the mind.
Series Title: Sussex library of religious beliefs and practices.
Responsibility: Merv Fowler.
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An introduction to the historical roots of Zen Buddhism in the Mahayana tradition, and the particular expression of Zen in the Rinzai and Soto Zen schools. The major philosophical concepts that  Read more...

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