Zen Classics

Zen Classics

Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

Book - 2006
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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 historyof 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 tofruition. 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 allnew 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.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780195175264
0195175263
9780195175257
0195175255
Characteristics: xii, 283 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Wright, Dale Stuart
Heine, Steven 1950-

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