Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice

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When books about Zen Buddhism began appearing in Western languages just over a half-century ago, there was no interest whatsoever in the role of ritual in Zen. Indeed, what attracted Western readers' interest was the Zen rejection of ritual. The famous 'Beat Zen' writers were delighted by the Zen emphasis on spontaneity as opposed to planned, repetitious action, and wrote inspirationally about the demythologized, anti-ritualized spirit of Zen. Quotes from the great Zen masters supported this understanding of Zen, and led to ...

Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195304671

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Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195304688

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