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Zen

A form of meditation that emphasizes direct experience.
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A subset of poems, such as "I've known a Heaven, like a Tent -" (Fr257/1861), "My period had come for Prayer -" (FY525/1863), and "Peace is a fiction of our Faith -" (Fr971/1865), offers a site for us to understand how Dickinson uses apophatic strategies to negotiate Christian doctrines, gradually achieving a knowledge or articulation that bears resonance with Daoism and Chan Buddhism. The following questions will be addressed.
Han Shan, Chan Buddhism and Gary Snyder's Ecopoetic Way.
"Interality" constitutes a notable, understudied, and unnamed dimension of Heidegger's work--a dimension that feels like a secret tunnel between Heidegger's work and Chan Buddhism. Among the senses of interality discussed in this article, "clearing" and "opening" are interchangeable.
In Chan Buddhism, the idea of sudden enlightenment (dunwu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) made all talk of gradual cultivation methods look suspicious.
Given a choice between these two dominant paths to Buddhist enlightenment, Bungee Jumping of Their Own favors the Seon approach by diegetically invoking a cinematic allusion to the controversy that surrounded the appointment of the sixth patriarch of Chan Buddhism in China and the creation of a Northern School and a Southern School of Chan Buddhism in 674.
Built in the sixth century, it is famous not only for being home to the country's famous fighting monks but also for being the well-spring of Chan Buddhism, better known by its Japanese name Zen.
In a similar way, in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism, John McRae effectively shows that what has widely been read as the anti-rational component of the Zen koan, also central in Shields's presentation, is again not at all anti-rational, just not easily understood, particularly from the vantage point of today's critics.
Writing on the importance of this work and Yanagida Seizan's Shoki Zenshu shisho no kenkyu, both published in the same year, Steven Heine asserts, "It was in 1967 that the page was turned, and mature Zen Buddhist studies was born." (5) Looking back to the reviews published when it was first issued, we can gain a sense of the immense changes in the field of Chan Buddhism in the intervening years.
Han Shan, Chan Buddhism, and Gary Snyder's ecopoetic way.
Peter Hershock's introduction to Chan Buddhism is the most recent volume in the University of Hawai'i Press' new scholarly series, Dimensions of Asian Spirituality.
Jiang Wu's study draws attention to the development of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth-century China.