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Branching Streams Flow in the DarknessZen Talks on the Sandokai

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai

Shunryu Suzuki

Mel Weitsman and Michael Wenger (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219823
eISBN:
9780520936232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

When Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind was published in 1972, it was enthusiastically embraced by Westerners eager for spiritual insight and knowledge of Zen. The book became the most successful treatise on ... More

Encountering the DharmaDaisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Richard Hughes Seager

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This deeply personal book, illuminating the search for meaning in today's world, offers a rare insider's look at Soka Gakkai Buddhism, one of Japan's most influential and controversial religious ... More

Fathering Your FatherThe Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

Fathering Your Father: The Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254848
eISBN:
9780520943643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were chosen to ... More

A Garland of Feminist ReflectionsForty Years of Religious Exploration

A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration

Rita Gross

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255852
eISBN:
9780520943667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255852.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The author of this book has long been acknowledged as a founder in the field of feminist theology. One of the earliest scholars in religious studies to discover how feminism affects that discipline, ... More

Imagining KarmaEthical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth

Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232204
eISBN:
9780520936300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book embarks on a comparison of rebirth concepts across a wide range of cultures. Exploring in rich detail the beliefs of small-scale societies of West Africa, Melanesia, traditional Siberia, ... More

Miracles of Book and BodyBuddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

Charlotte Eubanks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265615
eISBN:
9780520947894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265615.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts; and setsuwa, or “explanatory tales,” used in sermons and collected in ... More

Patriarchs on PaperA Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The truth of Chan Buddhism—better known as “Zen”—is regularly said to be beyond language, and yet Chan authors—medieval and modern—produced an enormous quantity of literature over the centuries. To ... More

Seeing through ZenEncounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

John McRae

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. This book shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, ... More

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume IZen

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A collection of newly edited essays concerning Zen Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, along with a new introduction by the editor concerning Suzuki’s approach to Zen.

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A collection of newly edited essays on Pure Land Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, along with an introduction by the editor concerning the intellectual influences on Suzuki’s religious thought and his ... More

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume IIIComparative Religion

Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Richard M. Jaffe, Jeff Wilson, and Tomoe Moriya (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through D. T. Suzuki's writings and ... More

The Sound of Two Hands ClappingThe Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk

The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk

Georges B.J. Dreyfus

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232594
eISBN:
9780520928244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232594.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a unique insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery, which reveals to Western audiences the fascinating details of monastic education. The author of this book, who ... More

Speaking the UnspeakableReligion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts

Speaking the Unspeakable: Religion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts

Diane Jonte-Pace

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226005
eISBN:
9780520927698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In a bold rereading of Freud's cultural texts, this book uncovers an undeveloped “counter thesis,”, one that repeatedly interrupts or subverts his well-known Oedipal master plot. The counter thesis ... More

Text as FatherPaternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism, with close readings of four well-known texts: the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirti Nirdesa. ... More

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