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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 called "Thien" in Vietnam and "Seon" in Korea. In any language, the name could be translated "Meditation Buddhism." The most significant practice of Zen ...
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 , ...
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.
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, ...
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.
Koan Study in Zen Buddhism - About.com
A brief overview of the origin an use of koans in Zen Buddhism.
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 ...
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 ...
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