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Women living Zen : Japanese Sōtō Buddhist nuns

Author: Paula Kane Robinson Arai
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on both historical evidence and ethnographic data, this book shows that nuns were central agents in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the sixth century. They were active participants in the Sōtō Zen sect, and have continued to contribute to the advancement of the sect to the present day. Drawing on fieldwork among the Sōtō nuns, the book demonstrates that the lives of many of these women embody  Read more...
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Arai, Paula Kane Robinson.
Women living Zen.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Kane Robinson Arai
ISBN: 0195344154 9780195344158
OCLC Number: 906463809
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 233 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; Transliteration Guide; Prologue; ONE: Introduction; Scholarly Contexts; Theoretical Considerations; Methodological Considerations; TWO: Historical Background; Pioneering Monastics; Dogen and Women; Tokugawa Encroachments; Meiji Reclamations; THREE: Twentieth-Century Leadership; First Generation: Rapid Ascent through Education; Second Generation: Strategists of Egalitarianism; Third Generation: Zen Master of a New Tradition; FOUR: The Monastic Practices of Zen Nuns; Nuns' Vision of Monastic Life; Daily Life in a Monastery of Zen Nuns; Divisions within the Monastery. Ceremonial Rituals and ActivitiesEducational Curriculum and Degrees; The Aesthetics of Discipline; FIVE: Motivations, Commitments, and Self-Perceptions; Changing Life Patterns of Twentieth-Century Zen Nuns; Buddhist Practice: Meaning and Action; Nuns' Views on Monastic Life; SIX: Conclusion: Innovators for the Sake of Tradition; Preservers and Creators of Buddhist Tradition; Bearers and Transmitters of Traditional Japanese Culture; Endnotes; Appendix A. Questionnaire; Appendix B. Glossary of Japanese Terms; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; S; T; U; W; Y; Z; Bibliography. IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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In this study, based on both historical evidence and ethnographic data, Paula Arai shows that nuns were central agents in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the sixth century.  Read more...

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