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Women in Korean Zen: Lives and Practices

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Women in Korean Zen: Lives and Practices - Batchelor, Martine, and Sunim, Son'gyong
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In this engagingly written account, Martine Batchelor relays the challenges a new ordinand faces in adapting to Buddhist monastic life: the spicy food, the rigorous daily schedule, the distinctive clothes and undergarments, and the cultural misunderstandings inevitable between a French woman and her Korean colleagues. She reveals as well the genuine pleasures that derive from solitude, meditative training, and communion with the deeply religiouswhom the Buddhists call "good friends." Batchelor has also recorded the oral ...

Women in Korean Zen: Lives and Practices 2006, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse

ISBN-13: 9780815608424