background preloader

Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library

Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library
Created: 5 Sep 1994. Last updated: 19 May 2017. 22 years online and counting Edited by Dr T. This document is a part of the Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library Please notify tmciolek@ciolek.com about relevant new/changed online resources. This research tool is optimised for transmission speed, not for fancy looks. Updates, additions and corrections to this site have been kindly provided by: Nicholas H. visitors to www.ciolek.com since 08 May 1997. This page was originally established and maintained from Sep 1994 to Apr 1996 by Dr T. Maintainer: Dr T. Copyright (c) 1994-present by T. URL [See also:Aboriginal Studies || Asia Search Engines || Buddhist Studies || Ciolek - Research Papers || Global Timeline || || Information Quality || Tibetan Studies || Trade Routes || Zen Buddhism ] Related:  BuddhismCh'an and Zensitios web útiles Budismo

Introducing Buddhism course University of Hull Centre for Lifelong Learning Courses in Buddhism Introducing Buddhism About 2600 years ago the Buddha discovered the origin of unhappiness and a way to avoid it. (No previous knowledge is required.) During both the course students will be given the opportunity to try some forms of Buddhist Meditation. Tutor: Mike Horne Click here to continue -o0o- This class will not be run again as a night class unless enough people show an interest to make a viable group of over twelve students. For more information and a registration form please contact: Centre for Life Long Learning, The University of Hull, Freepost HU588, Hull, HU6 7BR.

home page Learning Center - Engaged practice Engaged practice Buddhadasa Bhikkhu The Middle Way Life in a World of Polarity What's Buddhist about Socially Engaged Buddhism David Loy The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma for Healing the World Joanna Macy New Voices in Engaged Buddhist Studies Kenneth Kraft Engaged Buddhism Joan Halifax Roshi Practices for Activists Joanna Macy Rules of Engagement Kazuaki Tanahashi In Engaged Buddhism, Peace Begins with You Thich Nhat Hahn interview Comprehensive Bibliography - Socially Engaged Buddhism Buddhist Peace Fellowshio (compiled by Donald Rothberg - 2005) Justify Your Love: Finding Authority for Socially Engaged Buddhism: Ways of Relating Buddhist Tradition and Practice with Social Theory Diana Winston How Shall We Save the World? Nelson Foster Can Buddhism Save the World? A Response to Nelson Foster David R. Loy Socially Engaged Buddhism & Modernity: What Sort of Animals are They? Groups Buddhism and Ecology: Challenge and Promise Donald K. Ethics Hospice Dr.

Zen/Ch'an FAQ ZEN (Ch'an) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS By Mark Vetanen and Ardent Hollingsworth Return to Zen Home Page (We suggest you save this FAQ to disk or print it out for future reference) What is Zen? (The historical question) Historically, Buddhism originates in the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. The very first sermon was delivered by the Buddha in Benares on the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. The school of Zen Buddhism begins with a Central Asian Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma arriving in Southern China (470-475 C.E.) who belonged to the Lanka School which later became known as Zen (C. Not until the ninth century did the name Ch'an (J. Return to menu What is Zen? This question basically asks "What is the fundamental nature of Mind?" Why do Zen writings seem like nonsense? One of the central points of Zen is intuitive comprehension. What is meditation? Meditation refers to contemplation, generally, the contemplation of both the body within and the living principle of Buddhism.

The Five Varieties of Zen An old Zen student called Hsiang-yen went to dokusan with Kuei-shan Ling-yu (771-853), the T'ang dynasty master, and Kuei-shan gave him a koan, of which over and over he was unable to see into it's mysteries. Hsiang-yen decided that it was all too much for him and he would surrender. He went away and found a sacred site, the grave of the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, Hui-neng, and maintained it as a shrine. Day in and day out he had no thought about the world except his sweeping. Then one day, sweeping away, he swept a pebble into a bamboo grove beside the shrine. The pebble hit a piece of hollow bamboo and went "ping!" Among the various types of Zen presented to the people of today there are some which are profound and some shallow, some that lead to Enlightenment and some that do not. (PLEASE CLICK) GASSHO(PLEASE CLICK)CLICK HERE FOR ENLIGHTENMENT ON THE RAZOR'S EDGE Source: "The Three Pillars of Zen", Kapleau, Roshi Phillip, pgs.44-52.

H-Buddhism Resources | H-Buddhism In order to have a project on your Network appear on one of the following pages, ensure at least two categories are present when publishing that content: Network Projects and the text of the category exactly as it appears below. Articles and Journals of Interest Articles and Journals of Interest projects include lists of professional publications. Bibliographies Bibliographies of all kinds can be found here. They might include publications in this network's field, specific bibliographies for use in teaching, etc. Conference Notes Find reports from the latest conferences here. Cross-Network Projects Any project that is created in collaboration with at least one other Network can be found here. Discussion Starters Posts and content the editors feel will help spark discussion on the Network can be found here. Dissertations and Theses in Progress Dissertations and Theses in Progress in this Network's field can be found here. Media Archives and Galleries Newsletters and Roundups Professional Development

A Brief Overview of Zen Buddhism: A Look at the Practices and Beliefs of Zen Buddhism A great emphasis is placed on meditation to help a person awaken to a pure seeing of the true nature of everything. Zen Buddhists think enlightenment is a far-reaching goal but can be gained through Satori (meditation in moments of insight). While other schools of Buddhism place almost all learning from reading and contemplating ancient texts, Zen practitioners learn from the individual practice of understanding one's true nature. What is Zen Buddhism? Zen is a branch of Mahayana school. The sutras that Zen practitioners rely on are Heart of Perfect Wisdom Sutra, the Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom of the Diamond that Cuts through Illusion, the Lankavatara Sutra, and the "Samantamukha Parivarta" section of the Lotus Sutra. There are 2 forms of Zen practice: Rinzai and Soto. Rinzai tries to break through everyday thinking by using something called koans. Soto Zen takes a slower approach to enlightenment through sitting meditations called Za-zen. Haiku as Meditation How reluctantly Sources:

Zen is a Discipline « Pennsylvania Echoes - Epic Zen is one discipline in realizing our everyday existence, Its primary method is Zazen or Zen mediation, in which one “empties” his/her mind of Language, Constructs, Meanings, and Concepts for a short period. The focus of Zen is direct experience… centering ones attention to “The task at hand” so to speak, and refining experiential learning with mindfulness of the unity all “things”, including the spontaneity of all “events”. Zen or Zen Buddhism is a discipline and method. Zen’s philosophical background evolved from Indian Buddhism and the influence of ancient Taoism as the two paradigms met and as people exchanged ideas in central Asia and China. The origional school, Ch’an started in the sixth century or earlier, and Its the exact history is debated. Ch’an spread through North China and Korea. The Taoism of Zen thought. In Taoism, The unity and spontaneity of nature is called “Tao“. The “Buddha Nature” is to Zen Buddhism ….what ‘the Tao” is to Taoism. Buddhism of Zen thought. D.T .

Buddhist Studies WWW VL Est.: 5 Sep 1994. Last updated: 18 Aug 2016. Edited by: Dr T. Matthew Ciolek (The Australian National University, Canberra, AU), Prof. Joe Bransford Wilson (U. of North Carolina at Wilmington, US) and Privat-Dozent Jerome Ducor (Ethnographic Museum, Geneva, CH) in association with Adrian Hale, Barry Kapke, Murray Kessell, and Peter Schlenker (in US, UK, DE and AU). This site keeps track of leading information facilities in the fields of Buddhism and Buddhist studies.

Related: