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Zen in Buddhism Introduction (What Is It?) - About.com
This is a bare-bones introduction to Zen Buddhism for those who don't know Zen from spinach. It includes a brief history of the school and the Zen definition of ...
Zen - Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism - About.com
Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China about 500 CE. " Zen" is a Japanese name derived from the Chinese "Ch'an." Ch'an is the ...
Samurai Zen - Buddhism - About.com
Many popular books and even some films have connected Zen Buddhism to Japan's samurai warrior culture. How much of the Zen-samurai connection is real , ...
Rinzai - Rinzai is a school of Zen Buddhism - About.com
The Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism originated in China with the 9th century Ch' an master Lin-chi I-hsuan (Linji Yixuan, called Rinzai Gigen in Japan). In the ...
Soto - Soto Is One of the Two Schools of Japanese Zen Buddhism
The school of Zen called Soto in Japan was founded in China by Ch'an masters Tung-shan Liang-chieh (807-869; Tozan Ryokai in Japanese) and Ts'ao-shan ...
Best Books for Zen Beginners - Buddhism - About.com
These are good beginner-level books for people who want to learn about Zen Buddhism. Although Zen itself is not something that can be learned from books, ...
Koan -- Koans and Zen Buddhism - About.com
In the Rinzai school of Zen, a student is given a particular koan to "solve" in his zazen practice. Most koans involve a paradox that cannot be solved by reason or ...
Koan Study in Zen Buddhism - About.com
A brief overview of the origin an use of koans in Zen Buddhism.
Ch'an and Zen Buddhism - About.com
It spread to Vietnam, Korea and Japan, where it is called Zen. In the 20th century, significant interest in Zen developed in the West. Zen emphasizes direct ...
Zazen - Zazen is Zen Buddhist meditation - Buddhism - About.com
"Zen" is from the Chinese word "ch'an," which is from the Sanskrit "dhyana," which refers to a state of deep absorption in meditation. "Zazen," then, means " sitting ...