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📒Zen Buddhism India And China ✍ Heinrich Dumoulin
✏Zen Buddhism India and China Book Summary : A new edition of Dumoulin's classic two-volume history brings these essential reference works back to students of Zen. This new edition of Volume 1, on the early years of the emergence of Zen through India and China, includes: notes on the new editions by James W. Heisig of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture; a new introduction by John R. McRae of Indiana University; and the complete original text of Heinrich Dumoulin. New developments in the study of Zen are explored in the provocative new introduction, which adds further significance to the remarkable, comprehensive history given by Dumoulin. Book jacket.
📒Zen Catholicism ✍ Aelred Graham
✏Zen Catholicism Book Summary : The author's reflection upon Zen Buddhism and Catholicism has shown many points of contact between them, in spite of their divergent rituals and philosophies. Although he warns against the weaknesses of Zen, he urges Westerners in general, and Catholics in particular, to draw from its strengths, suggesting that the harmony Zen points to at the heart of religion could bring the West freedom from unnecessary anxiety and a new awareness of the peace of God.
📒The Three Pillars Of Zen ✍ Roshi P. Kapleau
✏The Three Pillars of Zen Book Summary : In this classic work of spiritual guidance, the founder of the Rochester Zen Center presents a comprehensive overview of Zen Buddhism. Exploring the three pillars of Zen—teaching, practice, and enlightenment—Roshi Philip Kapleau, the man who founded one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States, presents a personal account of his own experiences as a student and teacher, and in so doing gives readers invaluable advice on how to develop their own practices. Revised and updated, this 35th anniversary edition features new illustrations and photographs, as well as a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who succeeded Kapleau as spiritual director of the Rochester Zen Center. A moving, eye-opening work, The Three Pillars of Zen is the definitive introduction to the history and discipline of Zen.
📒Zen At War ✍ Daizen Victoria
✏Zen at War Book Summary : A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up through recent apologies by several Zen sects for their support of the war and the way support for militarism was transformed into 'corporate Zen' in postwar Japan. The second edition includes a substantive new chapter on the roots of Zen militarism and an epilogue that explores the potentially volatile mix of religion and war. With the increasing interest in Buddhism in the West, this book is as timely as it is certain to be controversial.
📒Zen Yoga ✍ P. J. Saher
✏Zen yoga Book Summary : This fascinating and profound book of ancient, Eastern esoteric wisdom backed by the latest discoveries and experiments of modern science treats of the health of soul by showing the relationship between soul and brain.This book is a cybernetic exploration of mind`s inner space leading to expanded cosmoelectronic consciousness. Having shown the differences between Eastern and Western thought-processes, Saher explains how the sages of the East have aquired that source of wisdom and bliss which our misguided youth seeks vainly in hallucinogenic drugs.
📒Zen Classics ✍ Steven Heine
✏Zen Classics Book Summary : A companion volume to 'The Koan' and 'The Zen Canon' this text concentrates primarily on texts from Korea and Japan that brought the Zen tradition to fruition.
📒Zen Buddhism Japan ✍ Heinrich Dumoulin
✏Zen Buddhism Japan Book Summary : In this second volume of his classic history Dumoulin turns his attention to the development of Zen in Japan.
📒An Introduction To Zen Buddhism ✍ Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
✏An Introduction to Zen Buddhism Book Summary : Describes the beliefs and traditions of Zen Buddhism, focusing on the systems of philosophy, psychology, and ethics that help promote self-understanding and enlightenment.
📒Zen And The Art Of Guitar ✍ Jeff Peretz
✏Zen and the Art of Guitar Book Summary : Join performer and teacher Jeff Peretz on a musical journey that will open your mind and improve your guitar playing in ways you've never dreamed of. Using the practice of skill cultivation, one of the principles at the heart of Zen philosophy, you'll discover ways to develop your powers of concentration, "let go" as a player, and become a complete guitarist. Along the way, you'll learn about the history of Zen; the application of Zen to rhythm, melody, and harmony; and new ways of thinking about familiar musical elements. You'll find Zen and the Art of Guitar a musical learning experience unlike any you've ever encountered.
📒The Other Side Of Zen ✍ Duncan Ryūken Williams
✏The Other Side of Zen Book Summary : "Popular understanding of Zen Buddhism typically involves a stereotyped image of isolated individuals in meditation, contemplating nothingness. This book presents the "other side of Zen," by examining the movement's explosive growth during the Tokugawa period (1600-1867) in Japan and by shedding light on the broader Japanese religious landscape during the era. Using newly-discovered manuscripts, Duncan Ryuken Williams argues that the success of Soto Zen was due neither to what is most often associated with the sect, Zen meditation, nor to the teachings of its medieval founder, Dogen, but rather to the social benefits it conveyed." "Williams's work is based on careful examination of archival sources including temple logbooks, prayer and funerary manuals, death registries, miracle tales of popular Buddhist deities, secret initiation papers, villagers' diaries, and fundraising donor lists."--Jacket.