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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 ...
Rinzai - Rinzai is a school of Zen Buddhism - About.com
This was the first school of Zen in Japan. Eisai's school did not survive, however. It was Rinzai-yogi, which reached Japan in the 13th century, that flourished and ...
Samurai Zen - Buddhism - About.com
It's true, up to a point. But it's also true that the Zen-samurai connection has been hyped and romanticized out of proportion to what it actually was, especially by ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Study in Zen Buddhism - About.com
A brief overview of the origin an use of koans in Zen Buddhism.
Bodhidharma -- Bodhidharma, the First Patriarch of Zen - Buddhism
Although little is known about the life of Bodhidharma, as the founder of Ch'an ( Zen) Buddhism his influence permeates the culture of Asia and now the West.
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 ...