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Zen Masters

Author: Steven Heine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199798850

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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Extending their successful series of collections on Zen Buddhism, Heine and Wright present a fifth volume, on what may be the most important topic of all - Zen Masters. Following two volumes on Zen literature (Zen Classics and The Zen Canon) and two volumes on Zen practice (The Koan and Zen Ritual) they now propose a volume on the most significant product of the Zen tradition - the Zen masters who have made this kind of Buddhism the most renowned in the world by emphasizing the role of eminent spiritual leaders and their function in establishing centers, forging lineages, and creating literature and art. Zen masters in China, and later in Korea and Japan, were among the cultural leaders of their times. Stories about their comportment and powers circulated widely throughout East Asia. In this volume ten leading Zen scholars focus on the image of the Zen master as it has been projected over the last millennium by the classic literature of this tradition. Each chapter looks at a single prominent master. Authors assess the master's personality and charisma, his reported behavior and comportment, his relationships with teachers, rivals and disciplines, lines of transmission, primary teachings, the practices he emphasized, sayings and catch-phrases associated with him, his historical and social context, representations and icons, and enduring influences.
Zen Masters
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Steven Heine, Dale Wright
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Extending their successful series of collections on Zen Buddhism, Heine and Wright present a fifth volume, on what may be the most important topic of all - Zen Masters. Following two volumes on Zen literature (Zen Classics and The Zen Canon) and two volumes on Zen practice (The Koan and
Zen Masters of Japan
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Richard Bryan McDaniel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-07 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Zen Masters of Japan is the second book in a series that traces Zen's profoundly historic journey as it spread eastward from China and Japan, toward the United States. Following Zen Masters of China, this book concentrates on Zen's significant passage through Japan. More specifically, it describes the lineage of
The Wisdom of the Zen Masters
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Irmgard Schloegl
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

A collection of Chinese and Japanese stories and sayings illustrating the spirit, practice, and teachings of Zen Buddhism
Mystics and Zen Masters
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Thomas Merton
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-11-29 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western directness. Merton not only studied these religions from the outside but
Zen Masters Of China
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Richard Bryan McDaniel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-10 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Zen Masters of China presents more than 300 traditional Zen stories and koans, far more than any other collection. Retelling them in their proper place in Zen's historical journey through Buddhist Chinese culture, it also tells a larger story: how, in taking the first step east from India to China,