Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism


it is a spouse quantity to The Koan and The Zen Canon, by means of a similar editors. the 1st quantity accumulated unique essays on koan collections, recorded sayings of person masters, histories of significant colleges, and compilations of monastic rules. the second one specializes in the early historical past of Zen in China, supplying evaluation tests of a few of the most crucial canonical texts that set the Zen culture in movement all through East Asia. Zen Classics will persist with that historic move, focusing totally on texts from Korea and Japan that introduced this Buddhist circulation to fruition. even supposing vastly assorted popular and constitution the entire texts and genres of texts thought of the following have been primary to the unfolding of Zen in East Asia. the variety of genres unearths the sorts of Zen perform, from principles of day-by-day perform to sermons and meditation manuals. The all new essays during this quantity can be contributed by way of a global crew of unusual students of Buddhism. it's geared toward wide viewers together with students, Zen practitioners, and students of East Asian background, faith, and tradition, in addition to experts in Buddhist history.

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