Zen Around the World

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A dynamic presentation of the story of Zen, this book chronicles Zen's development from the original enlightenment experience of the Buddha to its expression in the 20th century. The authors begin with the Indian roots of Zen and how it developed as Buddhism itself flourished in India, China, Tibet, and other parts of Asia. They show how Zen was refined in Korea and Japan and then moved West in the 20th Century. This "Western" Zen has now firmly taken hold in America and elsewhere and continues to evolve. The ...
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A dynamic presentation of the story of Zen, this book chronicles Zen's development from the original enlightenment experience of the Buddha to its expression in the 20th century. The authors begin with the Indian roots of Zen and how it developed as Buddhism itself flourished in India, China, Tibet, and other parts of Asia. They show how Zen was refined in Korea and Japan and then moved West in the 20th Century. This "Western" Zen has now firmly taken hold in America and elsewhere and continues to evolve. The authors show how Zen today is reflected in all aspects of daily life, from the arts to environmental concerns to psychotherapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804830829
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/15/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
About this Book
Ch. 1 Awakening to Oneness: Zen Origins 3
Ch. 2 To Be Enlightened: Chinese Ch'an 41
Ch. 3 To Do and to Be Enlightened Are One: Japanese Zen 78
Ch. 4 To Be And To Do Are Not Two: Korean Son 123
Ch. 5 Transitions 141
Ch. 6 The Beats: On the Road to Enlightenment 165
Ch. 7 Mind Over Matter: Zen Arts 171
Ch. 8 To Be Is to Act: Zen Activism 195
Ch. 9 Being Whole: Zen and Psychotherapy 202
Ch. 10 To Do Is to Be: Practicing Zen 215
Epilogue 227
Notes 229
Bibliography 233
Glossary 237
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2000

    Zen around the World: A 2500-Year Journey from the Buddha to You

    'Zen Around the World: A 2500-Year Journey from the Buddha to You' by Annellen M. Simpkins and C. Alexander Simpkins presents the evolution of this path from its genesis in India and its spread through China, Korea, and Japan to its export to Europe and America. The Zen spirit is a unique amalgamation of Yoga, Taoism, and Buddhism. While some teachers emphasize that enlightenment comes in a flash, others see it evolving through constant practice. The Simpkins's show how Zen practitioners have found spiritual freedom in emptiness and learned the rewards of meditation. They discuss the Zen arts of the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, archery, poetry, and various other crafts as avenues to inner development. They also pay tribute to some great Zen teachers and scholars including Dogen, Hakuin, D.T. Suzuki, Shunryu Suzuki, R. H. Byth, and Alan Watts. 'Zen Around the World' is a graceful historical survey filled with gems of insight about this versatile and durable path of enlightenment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2000

    Zen around the World: A 2500-Year Journey from the Buddha to You

    An intensely interesting history and elucidation of Zen Buddhism from the time of the Buddha to the present, this gorgeous volume includes chapters on Zen in China, Japan, and its introducton to North America, its influence on the arts and on such movements as the Beats, and much, much more. All this, and readable too! Complete with glossary, meditation instructions, and about the most incredible array of stories you could possibly imagine.

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