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The other side of Zen : a social history of S�ot�o Zen Buddhism in Tokugawa Japan /
The other side of Zen : a social history of Sōtō Zen : Buddhism in Tokugawa Japan

Author: Duncan Ry�uken Williams. ; Duncan Ryūken Williams
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
Series: Buddhisms.
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"Popular understanding of Zen Buddhism typically involves a stereotyped image of isolated individuals in meditation, contemplating nothingness. This book presents the "other side of Zen," by examining the movement's explosive growth during the Tokugawa period (1600-1867) in Japan and by shedding light on the broader Japanese religious landscape during the era. Using newly-discovered manuscripts, Duncan Ryuken  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Ry�uken Williams. ; Duncan Ryūken Williams
ISBN: 0691119287 9780691119281 069114429X 9780691144290
OCLC Number: 54479202
Description: xiv, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Toward a social history of Sōtō Zen --
Registering the family, memorializing the ancestors : the Zen temple and the parishioner household --
Funerary Zen : managing the dead in the world beyond --
The cult of Dōryō Daigongen : Daiyūzan and Sōtō Zen prayer temples --
Medicine and faith healing in the Sōtō Zen tradition --
The other side of Zen.
Series Title: Buddhisms.
Other Titles: Buddhism in Tokugawa Japan
Responsibility: Duncan Ryūken Williams.
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Popular understanding of Zen Buddhism typically involves a stereotyped image of isolated individuals in meditation, contemplating nothingness. This book presents the 'other side of Zen', by examining  Read more...

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"This book is required reading for any student of Zen Buddhism or Japanese religion and will remain a standard reference for years to come."--David E. Riggs, Monumenta Nipponica "[This book] presents Read more...

 
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