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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
Definition: 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 ...
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
Rinzai is one of the two schools of Japanese Zen Buddhism.
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, ...
Soto - Soto Is One of the Two Schools of Japanese Zen Buddhism
Japanese Soto Zen Buddhism is associated with the meditation practice of Shikantaza and with its Japanese founder, Eihei Dogen.
Koan -- Koans and Zen Buddhism - About.com
In Zen Buddhism, koans are small presentations of the nature of ultimate reality, usually presented as a paradox.
Bodhidharma -- Bodhidharma, the First Patriarch of Zen - Buddhism
First Patriarch of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism: Although little is known about the life of Bodhidharma, as the founder of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism his influence permeates ...
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 ...
Koan Study in Zen Buddhism - About.com
A brief overview of the origin an use of koans in Zen Buddhism.
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