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14 November 2007

352 Pages | 10 b/w line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195304688


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Zen Ritual

Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice

First Edition

Edited by Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright

Containing 9 articles by prominent scholars about a variety of topics, including Zen rituals kinhin and zazen, this volume covers rituals from the early Chan period to modern Japan. Each chapter covers key developments that occurred in the Linji/Rinzai and Caodon/ Soto schools of China and Japan, describing how Zen rituals mold the lives and characters of its practitioners, shaping them in accordance with the ideal of Zen awakening. This volume is a significant step towards placing these practices in a larger historical and analytical perspective.

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