Zen Sourcebook

A collection that offers selections from the foundational texts of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Zen traditions.

Author: Stephen Addiss

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872209091

Category: History

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Introduction by Paula Arai. This is the first collection to offer selections from the foundational texts of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Zen traditions in a single volume. Through representative selections from their poetry, letters, sermons, and visual arts, the most important Zen Masters provide students with an engaging, cohesive introduction to the first 1200 years of this rich -- and often misunderstood -- tradition. A general introduction and notes provide historical, biographical, and cultural context; a note on translation, and a glossary of terms are also included.
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Nietzsche and Zen

According to Robert Magliola, the Zen tradition contains a logocentric, absolutist
strain, connected with the Northern School of Chan rooted in the kataphatic
Yogacara philosophy, and a ... Addiss, Lombardo, and Roitman, Zen Sourcebook
, 23.

Author: Andre van der Braak

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739168844

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming Without a Self, André van der Braak engages Nietzsche in a dialogue with four representatives of the Buddhist Zen tradition: Nagarjuna (c. 150-250), Linji (d. 860), Dogen (1200-1253), and Nishitani (1900-1990). In doing so, he reveals Nietzsche's thought as a philosophy of continuous self-overcoming, in which even the notion of "self" has been overcome. Van der Braak begins by analyzing Nietzsche's relationship to Buddhism and status as a transcultural thinker, recalling research on Nietzsche and Zen to date and setting out the basic argument of the study. He continues by examining the practices of self-overcoming in Nietzsche and Zen, comparing Nietzsche's radical skepticism with that of Nagarjuna and comparing Nietzsche's approach to truth to Linji's. Nietzsche's methods of self-overcoming are compared to Dogen's zazen, or sitting meditation practice, and Dogen's notion of forgetting the self. These comparisons and others build van der Braak's case for a criticism of Nietzsche informed by the ideas of Zen Buddhism and a criticism of Zen Buddhism seen through the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one world philosophy. This treatment, focusing on one of the most fruitful areas of research within contemporary comparative and intercultural philosophy, will be useful to Nietzsche scholars, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.
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Bringing Zen Home

Traditional Japanese Arts and Culture: An Illustrated Sourcebook. Honolulu:
University of Hawai'i Press, 1996. Addiss, Stephen, Stanley Lombardi, and Judith
Roitman, eds. Zen Sourcebook: Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and ...

Author: Paula Arai

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824860134

Category: Religion

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Healing lies at the heart of Zen in the home, as Paula Arai discovered in her pioneering research on the ritual lives of Zen Buddhist laywomen. She reveals a vital stream of religious practice that flourishes outside the bounds of formal institutions through sacred rites that women develop and transmit to one another. Everyday objects and common materials are used in inventive ways. For example, polishing cloths, vivified by prayer and mantra recitation, become potent tools. The creation of beauty through the arts of tea ceremony, calligraphy, poetry, and flower arrangement become rites of healing. Bringing Zen Home brings a fresh perspective to Zen scholarship by uncovering a previously unrecognized but nonetheless vibrant strand of lay practice. The creativity of domestic Zen is evident in the ritual activities that women fashion, weaving tradition and innovation, to gain a sense of wholeness and balance in the midst of illness, loss, and anguish. Their rituals include chanting, ingesting elixirs and consecrated substances, and contemplative approaches that elevate cleaning, cooking, child-rearing, and caring for the sick and dying into spiritual disciplines. Creating beauty is central to domestic Zen and figures prominently in Arai’s analyses. She also discovers a novel application of the concept of Buddha nature as the women honor deceased loved ones as “personal Buddhas.” One of the hallmarks of the study is its longitudinal nature, spanning fourteen years of fieldwork. Arai developed a “second-person,” or relational, approach to ethnographic research prompted by recent trends in psychobiology. This allowed her to cultivate relationships of trust and mutual vulnerability over many years to inquire into not only the practices but also their ongoing and changing roles. The women in her study entrusted her with their life stories, personal reflections, and religious insights, yielding an ethnography rich in descriptive and narrative detail as well as nuanced explorations of the experiential dimensions and effects of rituals. In Bringing Zen Home, the first study of the ritual lives of Zen laywomen, Arai applies a cutting-edge ethnographic method to reveal a thriving domain of religious practice. Her work represents an important contribution on a number of fronts—to Zen studies, ritual studies, scholarship on women and religion, and the cross-cultural study of healing.
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Unfathomable Depths

Zen Sourcebook. Edited with Stanley Lombardo and Judith Roitman.
Indianapolis: Hackett. Baroni, HelenJ.2000. ObakuZen: The Emergence of the
Third Sect of Zen in Tokugawa Japan. Honolulu: University ofHawai'i Press. ——
— 2002.

Author: Sekkei Harada

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614291039

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Navigate a forgotten classic poem and enrich your practice with famed Zen master Sekkei Harada. Three of the most pressing issues in any discussion of modern Zen are the true nature and function of Dharma transmission, how to appropriately practice with koans, and how to understand the "just sitting" of Soto Zen. Zen master Sekkei Harada uses the enigmatic "Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth" as the basis of his practical and theoretical discussion of these concerns. Unfathomable Depths presents a concise treatment of Soto theory and practice, while delivering approachable and workable advice from one of Zen's most esteemed teachers. Rooting himself in Tong'an Changcha's classical poem, Harada intimately speaks to the world of Zen today.
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The Hidden Lamp

From the Shonan-katto-roku (The Shonan Koan Record), the Zenmonkaikiden,
and many biographies. Translated by Dutton in Addiss's Zen Sourcebook, 173–
79; Kubose in Zen Koans, 120; Reps and Senzaki in Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, 48–
49; ...

Author: Zenshin Florence Caplow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614291336

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden for centuries, unknown until this volume. These stories are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women of any time or place. In these pages we meet nuns, laywomen practicing with their families, famous teachers honored by emperors, and old women selling tea on the side of the road. Each story is accompanied by a reflection by a contemporary woman teacher--personal responses that help bring the old stories alive for readers today--and concluded by a final meditation for the reader, a question from the editors meant to spark further rumination and inquiry. These are the voices of the women ancestors of every contemporary Buddhist.
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Readings in Later Chinese Philosophy

According to Chan (“Zen,” in Japanese), everyday activities like cooking or
cleaning, if performed with mental focus and ... from Stephen Addiss, Stanley
Lombardo, and Judith Roitman, eds., Zen Sourcebook (Indianapolis: Hackett
Publishing, ...

Author: Justin Tiwald

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781624661921

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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An exceptional contribution to the teaching and study of Chinese thought, this anthology provides fifty-eight selections arranged chronologically in five main sections: Han Thought, Chinese Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, Late Imperial Confucianism, and the Twentieth Century. The editors have selected writings that have been influential, that are philosophically engaging, and that can be understood as elements of an ongoing dialogue, particularly on issues regarding ethical cultivation, human nature, virtue, government, and the underlying structure of the universe. Within those topics, issues of contemporary interest, such as Chinese ideas about gender and the experiences of women, are brought to light. Introductions to each main section provide an overview of the period, while brief headnotes to selections highlight key points. The translations are the works of many distinguished scholars, and were chosen for their accuracy and accessibility, especially for students, general readers, and scholars who do not read Chinese. Special effort has been made to maintain consistency of key terms across translations. Also included are a glossary, bibliography, index of names, and an index locorum of The Four Books.
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Zen masters discuss meditation techniques, the master-disciple relationship, the evolution of Japanese Zen, the life of a Zen monk, and problems of authority in Western Zen

Author: Kenneth Kraft

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 080213162X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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Zen masters discuss meditation techniques, the master-disciple relationship, the evolution of Japanese Zen, the life of a Zen monk, and problems of authority in Western Zen
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The Grotowski Sourcebook

But a very important fact is that this is not shared. Though a colleague of mine is a
Japanese Buddhist priest, he is nevertheless not doing something that is of his
religion. He knows that that is not part of Theatre of Sources. He is studying zen ...

Author: Lisa Wolford

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415131111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

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The impact of Jerzy Grotowski's work on experimental theatre of the USA in the 1960s is incontrovertible. For the first time, 30 years' worth of TDR articles by and about Grotowski are gathered together to shed light on the work of this enigmatic director.
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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

In Zenshu nikka seiten [Daily Scriptures for the Zen Sect]. Kyoto: Baiyo Shoin.
Hakuin, Ekaku (2011). Koan and the Great Doubt. Trans. Norman Waddell and
Phillip B. Yampolsky. In Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Ed. James W.
Heisig, ...

Author: Steven M. Emmanuel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118323885

Category: Philosophy

Page: 760

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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers the very latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the most important ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhist philosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility to instructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectives on topics to those available in Western traditions
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Zen Mind Zen Horse

Zazen, 143 ➔ zebras, 38–39 ➔ Zen in the Art of Archery (Herrigen), 102 ➔
zones of awareness, 66 ➔ OTHER STOREY ... COM The Horse Behavior
Problem Solver Jessica Jahiel A friendly, question-and-answer sourcebook to
teach readers ...

Author: Allan J. Hamilton

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603427807

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.
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Women in Korean Zen

Principles of Zen. London: ... The Zen Monastic Experience: Buddhist Practice in
Contemporary Korea. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. , trans. 1993. "Arouse
Your Mind and Practice." In Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, vol. I, From Early ...

Author: Martine Batchelor

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 081560842X

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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In this engagingly written account, Martine Batchelor relays the challenges a new ordinand faces in adapting to Buddhist monastic life: the spicy food, the rigorous daily schedule, the distinctive clothes and undergarments, and the cultural misunderstandings inevitable between a French woman and her Korean colleagues. She reveals as well the genuine pleasures that derive from solitude, meditative training, and communion with the deeply religiouswhom the Buddhists call "good friends." Batchelor has also recorded the oral history/autobiography of her teacher, the eminent nun Son'gyong Sunim, leader of the Zen meditation hall at Naewonsa. It is a profoundly moving, often light-hearted story that offers insight into the challenges facing a woman on the path to enlightenment at the beginning of the twentieth century. Original English translations of eleven of Son'gyong Sunim's poems on Buddhist themes make a graceful and thought-provoking coda to the two women's narratives. Western readers only familiar with Buddhist ideas of female inferiority will be surprised by the degree of spiritual equality and authority enjoyed by nuns in Korea. While American writings on Buddhism increasingly emphasize the therapeutic, self-help, and comforting aspects of Buddhist thought, Batchelor's text offers a bracing and timely reminder of the strict discipline required in traditional Buddhism.
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Clouds Thick Whereabouts Unknown

in Zen: Tradition and Transformation: A Sourcebook by Contemporary Zen
Masters and Scholars, ed. Kenneth Kraft, 125–139. miao, ronald C., ed. Studies
in Chinese Poetry and Poetics. vol. 1. san Francisco: Chinese materials Center,


Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231520980

Category: Poetry

Page: 328

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Compiled by a leading scholar of Chinese poetry, Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown is the first collection of Chan (Zen) poems to be situated within Chan thought and practice. Combined with exquisite paintings by Charles Chu, the anthology compellingly captures the ideological and literary nuances of works that were composed, paradoxically, to "say more by saying less," and creates an unparalleled experience for readers of all backgrounds. Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown includes verse composed by monk-poets of the eighth to the seventeenth centuries. Their style ranges from the direct vernacular to the evocative and imagistic. Egan's faithful and elegant translations of poems by Han Shan, Guanxiu, and Qiji, among many others, do justice to their perceptions and insights, and his detailed notes and analyses unravel centuries of Chan metaphor and allusion. In these gems, monk-poets join mainstream ideas on poetic function to religious reflection and proselytizing, carving out a distinct genre that came to influence generations of poets, critics, and writers. The simplicity of Chan poetry belies its complex ideology and sophisticated language, elements Egan vividly explicates in his religious and literary critique. His interpretive strategies enable a richer understanding of Mahayana Buddhism, Chan philosophy, and the principles of Chinese poetry.
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Poetic Leaps in Zen s Journey of Enlightenment

Zen and Western Thought. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1985. Abé,
Ryuichi, and Peter Haskel. Great Fool : Zen Master Ryokan :Poems, Letters, and
Other Writings. Honolulu: ... A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy. Princeton: ...

Author: Yong Zhi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475942125

Category: Science

Page: 220

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While the philosophical discussion of Zen spirituality reaches its limit, poetry offers an effective expression of the sublime experiences. From a poetic perspective, enlightenment is understood as poetic leaps in the spiritual journey, which brings people from the habitually or conventionally established world toward new horizons of consciousness. This leap is a breakthrough in the overall consciousness, rather than a progression in contemplative thought. Therefore, it cannot be adequately described through abstract representation, but poetry can metaphorically capture this leap and reveal both the spiritual meaning and the practical wisdom of enlightenment. This book will take you on this fantastic journey of enlightenment.
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Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism

Many thanks to the Advaita satsang communities and Zen groups in Melbourne,
Australia. ... E. and Van Buitenen, J. A. B., eds (1971), A Source Book of Advaita
Vedānta, The University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu; Sri V. S. Ramanan, President
, ...

Author: Leesa S. Davis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441105868

Category: Religion

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This fascinating and innovative book explores the relationship between the philosophical underpinnings of Advaita Vedanta, Zen Buddhism and the experiential journey of spiritual practitioners. Taking the perspective of the questioning student, the author highlights the experiential deconstructive processes that are ignited when students' "everyday" dualistic thought structures are challenged by the non-dual nature of these teachings and practices. Although Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism are ontologically different, this unique study shows that in the dynamics of the practice situation they are phenomenologically similar. Distinctive in scope and approach Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism: Deconstructive Modes of Spiritual Inquiry examines Advaita and Zen as living practice traditions in which foundational non-dual philosophies are shown "in action" in contemporary Western practice situations thus linking abstract philosophical tenets to concrete living experience. As such it takes an important step toward bridging the gap between scholarly analysis and the experiential reality of these spiritual practices.
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Instant Zen

This Random Zen Thought Generator is a sourcebook which mixes together advice from over 50 Zen masters, philosophers and teachers.

Author: Jim McMullan

Publisher: PeriplusEdition

ISBN: 0804832986

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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This Random Zen Thought Generator is a sourcebook which mixes together advice from over 50 Zen masters, philosophers and teachers. The sayings are presented on spliced pages, making possible various combinations of sayings that impart wisdom at random.
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The Fleece Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn Carol Ekarius, Deborah
Robson. Cloudlike, rare, and cinnamoncolored. Adopt a Zen approach 2-ply
when spinning or using. Bactrian Camel 2-ply Camel (adult) 2-ply roving raw top
The ...

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603427647

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 448

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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.
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The Sourcebook of Architectural Interior Art

CA 94965 TEL 415-332-0168 FAX 41 5-332-01 69 E-MAIL LIGHTING-SONIC.
NET 160 Left: Glass fireplace facade. kiln formed glass. fiber optic. 1 4'H. Top
right: Zen Zero Chandelier. mixed media 42"H. Bottom nght: Pool Table Wave

Author: Jill Schaefer

Publisher: GUILD, LLC

ISBN: 1880140543

Category: Architectural design

Page: 280

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Zen and the Art of Travel

Divided into eight meditations, writer Eric Chaline examines how a deeper understanding of the Zen way of life can enrich every journey one takes, from a simple country ramble to an epic journey across the world.

Author: Eric Chaline

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: 1570716161

Category: Travel

Page: 319

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Zen is a spiritual journey that can transform and enrich our lives. Many of the great Zen masters were themselves world travelers, starting with Bodhidharma, who brought Zen from India to China in the sixth century. Divided into eight meditations, writer Eric Chaline examines how a deeper understanding of the Zen way of life can enrich every journey one takes, from a simple country ramble to an epic journey across the world.
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