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Zen

A form of meditation that emphasizes direct experience.
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From this perspective, Ruth Ozeki's novel A Tale for the Time Being (2013) seems to lend itself as a literary case study of how internalizing a Zen Buddhist approach to self and reality may contribute to the contentment and empowerment of individuals within familiar postmodern environments and situations.
But in a rare 2017 interview with Chaps website, he said: "As Zen Buddhists, we are inspired by the essence of those who have gone before us and the wisdom that their highest selves represents.
In part 3, devoted to African American writers, Hakutani makes a convincing case for parallels between the protagonist of Ellison's Invisible Man's quest for enlightenment, the Zen Buddhist's search for "the state of nothingness," and the Lacanian subject's longing for "the Real." The cross-cultural thread continues in the chapter on Walker's The Color Purple, in which Hakutani correlates Celie's acts of self-creation with the Buddhist's progress toward enlightenment, and Celie's body becomes "a beautiful reflection of nature and divinity" in keeping with Buddhist belief in a soul which inhabits all living beings.
For part of the 1990s Cohen lived as a disciple of Zen Buddhist monk Joshu Sasaki Roshi at the Mount Baldy Zen Centre in Los Angeles.
Glasgow Sheriff Court was told Lochrie, who admitted reckless conduct at an earlier hearing, was a Zen Buddhist teacher - a sensei - and used the laser when he gave lectures.
Unlike her sisters, who headed long-established convents in Kyoto, Bunchi founded her own institution, Enshoji, kept her distance from the court, and--by participating in a male-centered reform movement--created a Zen Buddhist practice for women that continues to this day.
Zen Buddhist Kevin discovered the Djedi of ancient Egypt, which inspired the Jedi in Star Wars, when he researched other religions online.
The video documents a conversation between Zen Buddhist teacher and author Joan Halifax and African shaman and diviner Patrice Malidoma; a group discussion will follow.
Characterizing these as "Zen Buddhist films," Suh says such movies are often related to "the spirit of rebellion made popular during the counterculture movement" (60).
Matthiessen was a Zen Buddhist, and starting in 1996, he attended three meditation retreats at the Nazi death camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.
When author Marie Mutsuki Mockett traveled to Japan in search of healing from the grief of losing both her Japanese grandparents and her American father, she journeyed to her family's Zen Buddhist temple to bury her grandfather's ashes--but the radiation released after Fukushima made it impossible.
This Zen Buddhist temple in northwest Kyoto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a National Special Historic Site, and a National Special Landscape.