Myōshinji, a living religion
Zen Buddhist ideas and practices in many ways are unique within the study of religion, and artists, poets and Buddhists practitioners worldwide have found inspiration from this tradition. Until recent years, representations of Zen Buddhism have focussed almost entirely on philosophical, historical or “spiritual” aspects. This book investigates the contemporary living reality of the largest Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhist group, Myōshinji. Drawing on textual studies and ethnographic fieldwork, Jørn Borup analyses how its practitioners use and understand their religion, how they practice their religiosity and how different kinds of Zen Buddhists (monks, nuns, priest, lay people) interact and define themselves within the religious organization. Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism portrays a living Zen Buddhism being both uniquely interesting and interestingly typical for common Buddhist and Japanese religiosity.

feeling of the Subject, nothing” 2 is disappointing, and I wish to argue an extension to his thinking, based on the writings of a number of Zen practitioners. In order to do this, we must first examine Kant’s analysis of aesthetic experience in his Critique of Judgement 3 in some depth. Kant and

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Francisco. In 1999, he was Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His publications include “A Mathematical Approach to the Madhyamika Doctrine of Sunyata” (2008) as well as articles on Taoist philosophy, Zen Buddhism and the philosophy of mathematics. His research interests

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One of the key factors for the success of the Chán/Sǒn/Zen schools in East Asia was the creativity of their adherents concerning the development of innovative literary genres and the skillful application of linguistic and rhetorical devices in their textual products. From the very beginning, Zen Buddhists used literature in order to attract the attention and support of influential lay Buddhists, such as literati, officials, and members of the aristocracy. Consequently, Zen Buddhist texts had a deep and lasting impact on the development of East Asian languages, literary genres, and rhetorical devices, and more generally, on East Asian culture.
In this volume, leading specialists in East Asian Buddhism and linguistics analyze the interplay of language and doctrine/ideology in Chinese Chán, Korean Sŏn, and Japanese Zen, as well as tracing developments triggered by changes in the respective sociopolitical and socio-religious contexts.
As a special focus, Zen rhetoric will be related to pre-Chán Buddhist literary developments in India and China, in order to trace continuities and changes in the application of rhetorical strategies in the overall framework of Buddhist literary production.
Through this diachronic and comparative approach, the great complexity and the multifaceted features of Chán/Sŏn/Zen literature is revealed.
Not Seeing Snow: Musō Soseki and Medieval Japanese Zen offers a detailed look at a crucial yet sorely neglected figure in medieval Japan. It clarifies Musō’s far-reaching significance as a Buddhist leader, waka poet, landscape designer, and political figure. In doing so, it sheds light on how elite Zen culture was formed through a complex interplay of politics, religious pedagogy and praxis, poetry, landscape design, and the concerns of institution building. The appendix contains the first complete English translation of Musō’s personal waka anthology, Shōgaku Kokushishū.

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/107992610X12592913031829 Religion and the Arts 14 (2010) 59–76 RELIGION and the ARTS Honoring the Form: Zen Moves in Charles Johnson’s Oxherding Tale Richard Collins Louisiana State University at Alexandria Abstract In Being and

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Zen Buddhism is an orientation in Japanese Buddhism that stresses meditation (Jpn. zen). The word zen comes from Chin. chʾan, from Skt. dhyāna (meditation). The chʾan, or zen, school did not exist in India, the home of Buddhism. Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk who came from India to China at the

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Zhuangzi and Zen for indications of how to cultivate and articulate a versatile perspectivism responsive to both the demarcative and disclosive senses of knowing limits. I Skeptical Openness: Acknowledging the Perspectival Limits of Knowledge Let me begin with an enigmatic example of perspectival ambiguity

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Für eine achtsame Neurowissenschaft. Aus dem Französischen von Daniel Creutz
Dieses Buch greift die alte Frage auf, ob es möglich ist, das Bewusstsein auf einen neuronalen Prozess zu reduzieren. Der Leser wird nicht nur als rationaler Zuschauer in die Untersuchung einbezogen, sondern auch als Akteur, sofern er sich selbst an entscheidenden Punkten der Argumentation als bewusst wahrzunehmen vermag. Liegt der Schlüssel zu dem Rätsel nicht am Ende in der Evidenz, dass die Frage nach dem Ursprung des Bewusstseins ein Bewusstsein zum Ursprung hat?
Im Laufe dieser Untersuchung, die sich neben der Phänomenologie und der Metaphysik auf kontemplative Praktiken, die Neurowissenschaft und die Evolutionstheorie stützt, wird jede These über das Bewusstsein zwei bohrenden Fragen ausgesetzt: Für wen ist sie gültig und in welchem Bewusstseinszustand muss man sein, um sie zu vertreten? Ziel ist es nicht, Lehren (physikalistische oder dualistische), Analyseverfahren (objektive oder reflexive) und Forschungsrichtungen (physiologische oder introspektive) gegeneinander auszuspielen, sondern sie auf unterschiedliche existentielle Haltungen zurückzubeziehen, denen sie ihre Überzeugungskraft verdanken. Es zeigt sich, dass die kognitiven Neurowissenschaften einiges beizutragen haben, wenn es um reflexives Bewusstsein und Selbstbewusstsein geht. Das Bewusstsein als reine Erfahrung hingegen erschließt sich eher über Zen-Koans und die Philosophie (Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Wittgenstein).

THE LOCOMOTOR TOOLBOX OF THE SPANNER CRAB, RANINA RANINA (BRACHYURA, RANINIDAE) BY ZEN FAULKES 1,2 ) 1 ) Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia and Department of Biology, University of Texas – Pan American, 1201 W. University Drive

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