Zen Action/Zen Person
04/07/2011 14:15 (GMT+7)
Be not misled: Zen Action/Zen Person is not merely another introduction a survey of Zen Buddhism. Kasulis' philosophical project and purview is far grander; he is seeking a new grounds for understanding personhood through a Zen view of self and action. Even scholars with no interest in Zen per se will find much of philosophical interest and stimulation in this creative work. Kasulis' scope is vast indeed: he begins with Socrates and ends with Morita psychotherapy, with frequent references to Heidegger and other contemporary European philosphers.Kasulis quotes Taoist Chinese sages, Indian dialecticians, and German philosophers with equal ease, to illustrate and buttress his arguments.
Zen: A Reply to Van Meter Ames
04/07/2011 14:15 (GMT+7)
WHAT MAKES IT most difficult for a Western thinker to write on Zen is that he tries to understand it from the linguistic, logical, or philosophical point of view. This is inevitable. One cannot transcend his cultural heritage as soon as something new comes to his head.

Zen And Buddhism
04/07/2011 14:15 (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. It developed in China and Japan, later taking the form of the 'Zen sect', with its own particular temples, rituals, priesthoods, and religious orders. In this sense, Zen should be called a form of Buddhism which stands side by side with other forms of Buddhism, such as the T'ien-t'ai sect, the Hua-yen sect, the Chen-yen sect, and the Ching-t'u sect, i.e., Pure Land Buddhism. Further, not only in terms of temples, rituals, priesthood, and religious orders, but also in terms of teaching, thought, and practice, Zen, in the course of its long history, has come to have its own particular forms comparable to the other schools of Buddhism. This may be called the 'traditional Zen sect'.
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. 

11/06/2011 18:09 (GMT+7)
The Chinese term tso-ch'an 坐禅( zazen ) was in        use among  Buddhist  practitioners   even  before  the        appearance of the Ch'an (Zen) School. Embedded in the        term  is the word  ch'an, a derivative  of the Indian        dhyana, which  is the  yogic   practice  of  attaining        samadhi  in  meditation. 
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.

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.
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.

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.
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

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?"

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.
Zens & zensibility
19/07/2010 19:35 (GMT+7)
Buddhist Concepts (optional reading): Essentially, Buddhism is karma andthe awareness and transformation of the mind. It is the understanding ofThe Four Noble Truths which, of course, we don't have the space to go intohere, and the concept of Emptiness, which can best be explained as follows:

Zeno and Naagaarjuna on motion
19/07/2010 19:34 (GMT+7)
Similarities and differences between Zeno's Paradoxes  and Naagaarjuna's arguments against motion in Chapter        II of Muula-maadhyamika-kaarika (MMK II) have already        been  remarked   by  numerous   scholars   of  Indian        philosophy.  Thus  for instance  Kajiyama  refers  to        certain  of Naagaarjuna's  arguments  as "Zeno--like,
Zen Lit
19/07/2010 19:33 (GMT+7)
Back in the Protestant fifties, that crypto-Buddhist Jack Kerouac foresaw a"rucksack revolution" in which "wandering Zen lunatics" would boxcar theirway across America, slipping Zen into the native environment in the sameway fluoride was being blended into the local water supplies.

Zen in the art of troubleshooting. (systems library techniques)
19/07/2010 19:33 (GMT+7)
I could offer more examples, but more might cloud the issues and             thus tell you less. The above statement is similar to a Zen koan, a             kind of puzzle Zen masters give to students to make them think             beyond their normal frame of reference--and to drive them crazy.
Zen and Western Psychotherapy:
Nirvanic Transcendence and Samsaric Fixation
13/07/2010 14:11 (GMT+7)
  Much has been said about the relationship between Buddhismand Western  psychotherapy.  I argue  that both the ends andthe means of Buddhist practice far exceed the limitations ofWestern psychotherapy  in its dominant forms.

Zen and the Art of Teamwork
13/07/2010 14:11 (GMT+7)
Chicago  Bulls coach Phil Jackson  has built a career  on    being different. From the Grateful Dead decal on the lamp    in his  office  to his  readings  of poetry  to his  team    before playoff games, his approach  provides a refreshing    contrast  to  the  steely,  tough-guy   persona  of  many    athletic  types.  As he explains  in his new book, Sacred    Hoops: Spiritual  Lessons of a Hardwood  Warrior, Jackson    uses a philosophy  based  in part on Zen Buddhism  to get    the most  out of his people.
Zen and the art of lifestyle maintenance
13/07/2010 14:10 (GMT+7)
By now you've no doubt heard that Buddhism is a pretty cool religion--it'sflexible and nondogmatic, and lots of celebrities say they practice it.Still, it's not exactly easy getting a handle on all that dharma stuff, orkeeping up with who's trading one-liners with the Dalai Lama.

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