read epub ô Seeing through Zen Encounter Transformation and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism ë Hardcover ë join or create book clubs

epub Seeing through Zen Encounter Transformation and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

read epub ô Seeing through Zen Encounter Transformation and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism ë Hardcover ë join or create book clubs æ ❰Read❯ ➬ Seeing through Zen Encounter Transformation and Genealogy iFundamentally genealogical both in its self understanding as a school of Buddhism and in the very design of its practices of spiritual cultivation Further by forgoing the standard idealization of Zen spontaneity we can gain new insight into the religious vitality of the school as it came to dominate the Chinese religious scene providing a model for all of East Asia―and the modern world Ultimately this book aims to change how we think about Chinese Chan by providing new ways of looking at the traditio

Join or create book clubs Ç Seeing through Zen Encounter Transformation and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism epub

The tradition of Chan Buddhism― popularly known as Zen―has been romanticized throughout its history In this book John R McRae shows how modern critical techniues supported by recent manuscript discoveries make possible askeptical accurate and―ultimately―productive assessment of Chan lineages teaching fundraising practices and social organization Synthesizing twenty years of scholarship Seeing through Zen offers new accessible analytic models for the interpretation of Chan spiritual practices an

book ï Seeing through Zen Encounter Transformation and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism Ç Join or create book clubs

Seeing through Zen Encounter Transformation and Genealogy in Chinese Chan BuddhismD religious history Writing in a lucid and engaging style McRae traces the emergence of this Chinese spiritual tradition and its early figureheads Bodhidharma and the sixth patriarch Huineng through the development of Zen dialogue and koans In addition to constructing a central narrative for the doctrinal and social evolution of the school Seeing through Zen examines the religious dynamics behind Chan’s use of iconoclastic stories and myths of patriarchal succession McRae argues that Chinese Chan is