Tag Archives: Zen

Book Announcement: Zen and Material Culture

Zen and Material Culture Edited by Pamela D. Winfield and Steven Heine Oxford University Press, 2017 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/zen-and-material-culture-9780190469306?lang=en&cc=us The stereotype of Zen Buddhism as a minimalistic or even immaterial meditative tradition persists in the Euro-American cultural imagination. This volume calls attention … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia  by Jiang Wu, Associate Profess, Department of East Asian Studies, The University of Arizona   Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen Koans

Author: Heine, Steven; 206pp. August 2014 Paper – Price: $17.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3974-1 Cloth (Print on Demand) – Price: $48.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3973-4 Via University of Hawai’i Press “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” “Does a dog have Buddha-nature?” These cryptic … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen Past and Present, by Eric Cunningham

Zen Past and Present Eric Cunningham ISBN 978-0-924304-64-4. 98 pages. Paperback. Zen Past and Present provides readers with a concise but comprehensive survey of the history of Zen Buddhism. Because it examines Zen from historical, religious, literary, artistic, and political standpoints, it … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen-life: Ikkyu and Beyond

Evgeny Steiner. Zen-life: Ikkyu and Beyond. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 475 pp. with ill. This book examines Japanese culture of the Muromachi epoch (14-16 centuries) with Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481) as its focal point. Ikkyu’s contribution to the culture of his time … Continue reading

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Program: Japan and its Buddhist Traditions

The program lasts three months and is based in Kyoto. Classes are held at Ryukoku University’s Omiya campus, where the students also have access to the library, computer cluster, and dining hall. Participants take the following core courses: *Practice and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen Anarchism: The Egalitarian Dharma of Uchiyama Gudō

  The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce a new work in its Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies series, produced jointly with BDK America, and marketed and distributed by the University of Hawai’i Press. Fabio Rambelli, Zen Anarchism: … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Illustrated Guide to Hawaii’s Japanese Buddhist Temples

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8767-9780824836795.aspx Tanabe, George J.; Tanabe, Willa Jane Japanese Buddhist Temples in Hawaii 256pp. October 2012 Paper – Price: $22.99ISBN: 978-0-8248-3679-5 Cloth – Price: $45.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3663-4 363 color illus. A Latitude 20 Book Upon entering a Japanese Buddhist temple in Hawai‘i, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Sword of Zen: Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and the Sword Taie

http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-8764-9780824836788.aspx Sword of Zen: Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and the Sword Taie Author: Haskel, Peter; University of Hawai’i Press 208pp. October 2012 Paper – Price: $23.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3678-8 Cloth – Price: $50.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3543-9 Takuan Sōho’s (1573–1645) two … Continue reading

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Event: Hakuin Symposium

If you’re in the New York area this week, you may be interested in the Hakuin Symposium, presented by the Japan Society of New York. For those of you not aware, Hakuin Ekaku (1686–1769) was an extremely influential figure in … Continue reading

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