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Book Review: Americanized Buddhism


Book Review: Americanized Buddhism By JOSEPH S. O'LEARY ZEN QUESTIONS: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry, by Taigen Dan Leighton. Wisdom Publications, 2011, 312 pp., $17.95 (paperback) These essays and Dharma talks are meant to guide practitioners of Soto Zen meditation. The author is in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of "Zen Min...

Wake up and Laugh

by Dharma Talks by Korean Seon Master Daehaeng

“Wake up! Stop being deceived by your attachments, fears, and dualistic thinking. The truth you are searching for already exists everywhere in your daily life. When you realize this, you’ll laugh until your sides hurt at how much effort you spent to discover that you are yourself!” The wisdom and deep compassion of one of Korea's foremost Seon(Zen...

No River to Cross

by Seon Master Daehaeng

translator : Hanmaum International Culture Institute

Publisher : Wisdom ( 2007 )

No River to CrossTrusting the Enlightenment that’s Always Right HereSoen Master Daehaeng, AuthorIt is often said that enlightenment means "crossing over to the other shore," that far-off place where we can at last be free from suffering. Likewise, it is said that Buddhist teachings are the raft that takes us there. In this sparkling collection fro...

The Collected Writings of Gyeongheo

by Gyeongheo Sunim

translator : Dr. Young E. Park

Publisher : Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism ( 2007 )

This two-volume set (A prose collection & A collection of poems) is the compiled writings of the great Seon master Gyeongheo (1846~1912). He revive the Seon meditation tradition when it was in turmoil. He establishedSeon meditation halls at such temples as Cheonjangsa Temple, Sudeoksa Temple, Beomeosa Temple, Hainsa Temple, Songgwangsa Temple, and Hwaeomsa Temple. His ...

Currents And Countercurrents: Korean Influences On The East Asian Buddhist Traditions

by Robert E. Buswell

Publisher : University of Hawaii Press ( June 30, 2005 )

Soon after the inception of Buddhism in the sixth or fifth century B.C.E., the Buddha ordered his small band of monks to wander forth for the welfare and weal of the many, a command that initiated one of the greatest missionary movements in world religious history. But this account of a monolithic missionary movement spreading outward from the Buddhist homeland of India across...

Thousand Peaks: Korean Zen - Tradition and Teachers

by Mu Soeng

Publisher : Primary Point Press ( May 1992 )

THOUSAND PEAKS is the first comprehensive history in English of the rich tradition of Korean Seon, little known in the West but one of the few living links with the vigorous, ancient schools of Chinese Chan...

Living Peace: Poetic Reflections of a Korean Zen Master

by Kyunghoon Sunim

translator : Chookyung Lee

Publisher : Iris International ( March 2004 )

Living Peace is the first English translation of Zen Master Kyunghoon Sunim's extensive body of poetry. It contains 57 of his most loved poems, as well as insightful commentary from Zen monk Hyedang Sunim. The poems are artfully rendered into English by Banyahaeng Chookyung Lee. An elegantly designed, spiritually inviting book, Living Peace introduces the voice of a contempor...

Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World

by Buddha

translator : Mu Soeng

Publisher : Wisdom Publications ( February 15, 2000 )

In this brilliant new translation and commentary on The Diamond Sutra—one of the sublime wisdom teachings of Mahayana Buddhism—Mu Soeng integrates this ancient wisdom teaching with current scientific and psychological thought. His clear and readable commentary traces the connections between these teachings and contemporary theories of quantum reality, explo...

A Buddha from Korea: The Zen Teachings of T'aego

by Taego Bou

translator : J. C. Cleary

Publisher : Shambhala ( May 1, 2001 )

A Buddha from Korea is intended to open a window on Zen Buddhism in old Korea. The book centers on a translation of teachings of the great fourteenth-century Korean Zen adept known as T'aego, who was the leading representative of Zen in his own time and place. This is an account of Zen Buddhism direct from an authentic source. Cus...

Korean Temple Motifs: Beautiful Symbols of the Buddhist Faith

by Heo Gyun

translator : Timothy V. Atkinson

Publisher : Dolbegae Publishers ( 19, December, 2005 )

At large temple sites, there are usually small and large gatehouses from the main entrance to the temple building, with bells, pagodas, temples, images of Buddha and various decorative emblems seen here and there. Their purpose is not just limited to decorating the temple but they aspire to praise the virtuous deeds of Buddha and realize his ideal world filled with goodness an...

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