Zen Classics : Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism [NOOK Book]

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This is a companion volume to The Koan and The Zen Canon, by the same editors. The first volume collected original essays on koan collections, recorded sayings of individual masters, histories of major schools, and compilations of monastic regulations. The second focuses on the early history of Zen in China, providing overview assessments of many of the most important canonical texts that set the Zen tradition in motion throughout East Asia. Zen Classics will follow that historical movement, focusing primarily on...
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Zen Classics : Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

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Overview

This is a companion volume to The Koan and The Zen Canon, by the same editors. The first volume collected original essays on koan collections, recorded sayings of individual masters, histories of major schools, and compilations of monastic regulations. The second focuses on the early history of Zen in China, providing overview assessments of many of the most important canonical texts that set the Zen tradition in motion throughout East Asia. Zen Classics will follow that historical movement, focusing primarily on texts from Korea and Japan that brought this Buddhist movement to fruition. Although enormously diverse in style and structure all of the texts and genres of texts considered here were fundamental to the unfolding of Zen in East Asia. The range of genres reveals the varieties of Zen practice, from rules of daily practice to sermons and meditation manuals. The all new essays in this volume will be contributed by an international team of distinguished scholars of Buddhism. It is aimed at broad audience including college students, Zen practitioners, and scholars of East Asian history, religion, and culture, as well as specialists in Buddhist history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198039051
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/3/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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Steven Heine
Steven Heine
Steven J. Heine (Ph.D. University of British Columbia) is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the role of culture in people's motivations to view themselves positively. He has published over thirty articles and written nine book chapters, including "Culture and Motivation" in the Handbook of Cultural Psychology.
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