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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
One of the things "everybody knows" about Japanese history is that the famous samurai warriors were "into" Zen. But is that true, or false? It's true, up to a point.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Best Books for Zen Beginners - Buddhism - About.com
There are truckloads of books about Zen, but many assume the reader already knows something about Zen. And, unfortunately, many others were written by ...
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 ...
"Mu" - Origin and Use in Zen Buddhist Practice
For 12 centuries, students of Zen Buddhism who engage in koan study have confronted Mu. What is Mu? First, "Mu" is the shorthand name of the first koan in a ...
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 ...