Zen and Pragmatism
13/07/2010 14:08 (GMT+7)
It is a rare treat find in the April, 1953, number of Philosophy East and West a controversy between such learned scholars as Hu Shih and Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki about the philosophy which one calls Ch'an and the other Zen. [1] Suzuki is a Buddhist and Hu a pragmatist. The one finds transcendentalism and the other finds naturalism in the same masters, even in the same passages.
Zen and karman
13/07/2010 14:07 (GMT+7)
In the Zen school  great significance  is attributed        to the realization of emptiness (`suunyataa) through        meditation  (zazen).  In this article I will discuss        the relationship  between  such realization  and the        concept  of  karman.

Zen and Ethics: Dogen's Synthesis
24/06/2010 13:34 (GMT+7)
Japanese Buddhism has been enriched  by the lives of a goodlynumber  of dynamic, perceptive, often dramatic  and sometimeserratic  saints.  I think there is little doubt that the mostgifted mind among them was that of Doogen Kigen, who lived inthe first half of the thirteenth century.
Zen And Buddhism
24/06/2010 13:33 (GMT+7)
People often ask, "Is Zen a form of Buddhism?" The answer to this question is both yes and no. The answer should be "Yes" because, historically speaking, Zen is a form of Buddhism which was founded by Bodhidharma in China in the sixth century.

Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness.
24/06/2010 13:26 (GMT+7)
A great deal has been written by medical doctors on the functioning of the brain/ and by mediators on the effects of meditation on the human personality. Medical researchers/ who have attempted to bridge this gap through scientific studies on the efficacy of meditation in bringing about physiological and mental changes in the human personality, have been downright skeptical concerning meditation's positive efficacy.
Zen and American Philosophy
24/06/2010 13:25 (GMT+7)
  American interest in Zen Buddhism is growing. This response to an Oriental outlook must answer to a need. Some people seem to feel that here is the whole answer to what ails the West. There is no hiding the fact that Western civilization, and the United States in particular, confronts not only problems which its science can cope with but also troubles for which more than science is required.

Zen Action/Zen Person
24/06/2010 13:24 (GMT+7)
this unique approach has several merits. It acquaints the reader with the Japanese viewpoint, simultaneously denying that Zen need be inscrutable and impenetrable, while cautioning against wholesale translation of Zen ideas into Western :terminology.
Zen: A Reply to Van Meter Ames
24/06/2010 13:24 (GMT+7)
To understand Zen one must abandon all he has acquired by way of conceptual knowledge and stand before it stripped of every bit of the intellection he has patiently accumulated around him. When, for instance, Dewey talks of "the here and the now," as quoted by Dr. Ames, they both neglect to face the problem personally and sec what it experientially tells them.

Zen: A Reply to Hu Shih
13/07/2010 14:07 (GMT+7)
One of my first impressions after reading Dr. Hu Shih's learned and instructive paper on Zen Buddhism in China is that he may know a great deal about history but nothing about the actor behind it. History is a kind of public property accessible to everybody who is at liberty to handle it according to his judgment.
Zeami's conception of freedom
13/07/2010 14:05 (GMT+7)
Freedom, as it has been propounded in the rich variety of theories to be found in Western philosophy, has seldom been conceived as an achieved quality of a person. In this article I would like to demonstrate that "freedom" can best be understood in this manner and that one of the most interesting expressions of this view may be found in the work of the Japanese "critic" Zeamia (1363-1443), the "founder" of the aesthetics of the traditional Nohb drama.

How to Meditate
16/07/2011 02:36 (GMT+7)
The practice of mindfulness/awareness meditation is common to all Buddhist traditions. Beyond that, it is common to, inherent in, all human beings.
Relating Bhavana (Meditation) to daily Life
03/12/2010 00:28 (GMT+7)
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Man comprises of mind and body. Modern medical science is now according an important place to the mind, but the Buddha over 2,500 years ago emphasised the invaluable role of the mind.

Master Jing Hui Presents Sheng Huo Chan
14/12/2010 23:30 (GMT+7)
In the 1990s, based on his genuine knowledge of truth and deep understanding of the problems contemporary people face, Master Jing Hui, Vice Chairman of the Buddhist Association of China, Chairman of the Buddhist Association of Hebei Province, and Abbot of Bailin Temple, presented the Sheng Huo Chan (the contemporary Chinese spelling of the accepted word "zen") to teach and spread the Chan tradition in the Bailin Temple.
The Zen of the Matrix 黑客帝国中的禅机
14/12/2010 23:29 (GMT+7)
The Matrix certainly can't be explained in a single sentence. Mavbe not even in two or three.         In the first of the trilogy's installments, Morpheus and friends attempted to explain it, but their vague(含糊的,暖昧的),circular and alinost religiously enigmatic(高深莫测的)attempts at clarification(澄清,净化)mostly left us scratching our heads and asking, "What are you talking about?"

Agitation at the Sacred Zen Door
08/01/2011 00:17 (GMT+7)
On that particular gorgeous Spring day, fragrant incense wafted through the village temple. Many Buddhist followers swamped the sanctuary respectfully offering New Year incense to the Buddhas. The throng of people flowed unendingly in and out of the temple area; all their faces brilliantly shone with the blissful contentment that seemed to never have known sufferings and hardship
Moment of Zen: Advice on life from a Buddhist monk
08/01/2011 00:28 (GMT+7)
Brockton, MA (USA) -- Serenity may be closer than you think, but it takes a little discipline. A Buddhist monk offers suggestions on small ways you can change your life and find peace.

Somewhere between nature and the mind
05/04/2011 07:20 (GMT+7)
Kandy, Sri Lanka -- It takes more than an hour by bus from Kandy, a very rocky tuktuk ride up a mountain and exposure to blood-thirsty leeches to get to the Meditation Centre.
Short-term meditation training improves attention and self-regulation
19/05/2011 14:20 (GMT+7)
Recent studies suggest that months to years of intensive and systematic meditation training can improve attention. However, the lengthy training required has made it difficult to use random assignment of participants to conditions to confirm these findings.

The Poetics of Ch'an:Upaayic Poetry and Its Taosist Enrichment
11/06/2011 18:09 (GMT+7)
The inherent suitability  of the poetic form for         communicating  the ineffable  has long been known to         poet-practioners in all mystical traditions.  Poetry         offers  possibilities  of indirection  and evocation         far   beyond   those   of  any  prose   style. 
The Unifying of Rdzogs Pa Chen Po and Ch'an
11/06/2011 18:06 (GMT+7)
Ch'an  Buddhism  was introduced  into Tibet in three maincurrents.  These are: from Kim Ho-shang's teachings, from WuChu's teachings and from Mo ho yen's teachings.  The variousforms of Ch'an gained  wide popularity.  So much so that thefirst  Tibetan  born  abbot  of the most important  monasticcenter, bSam yas, was a Ch'an  master.

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