Zen Masters by Steven HeineZen Masters by Steven Heine

Zen Masters

bySteven Heine, Dale Wright

Paperback | April 25, 2010

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Extending their successful series of collections on Zen Buddhism, Heine and Wright present a fifth volume, on what may be the most important topic of all - Zen Masters. Following two volumes on Zen literature (Zen Classics and The Zen Canon) and two volumes on Zen practice (The Koan and ZenRitual) they now propose a volume on the most significant product of the Zen tradition - the Zen masters who have made this kind of Buddhism the most renowned in the world by emphasizing the role of eminent spiritual leaders and their function in establishing centers, forging lineages, and creatingliterature and art. Zen masters in China, and later in Korea and Japan, were among the cultural leaders of their times. Stories about their comportment and powers circulated widely throughout East Asia. In this volume ten leading Zen scholars focus on the image of the Zen master as it has beenprojected over the last millennium by the classic literature of this tradition. Each chapter looks at a single prominent master. Authors assess the master's personality and charisma, his reported behavior and comportment, his relationships with teachers, rivals and disciplines, lines oftransmission, primary teachings, the practices he emphasized, sayings and catch-phrases associated with him, his historical and social context, representations and icons, and enduring influences.
Steven Heine is Professor of Religious Studies and History at Florida International University. David S. Wright is David B. and Mary H. Gamble Professor of Religious Studies at Occidental College.
Title:Zen MastersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:April 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195367650

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsAbbreviationsContributorsPreface1. Mario Poceski: Monastic Innovator, Iconoclast, and Teacher of Doctrine: The Varied Images of Chan Master Baizhang2. Taigen Dan Leighton: Dongshan and the Teaching of Suchness3. Albert Welter: Yongming Yanshou: Scholastic as Chan Master4. Miriam L. Levering: Dahui Zonggao (1089-1163): The Image Created by his Stories About Himself and his Teaching Style5. Steven Heine: D?gen, Zen Master, Zen Disciple: Transmitter or Transgressor?6. David Riggs: The Zen of Books and Practice: The Life of Menzan Zuih? and his Reformation of S?t? Zen7. Michel Mohr: The Use of Traps and Snares: Shaku S?en Revisited8. Christopher Ives: True Person, Formless Self: Lay Zen Master Hisamatsu Shin'ichi9. Dale S. Wright: Humanizing the Image of a Zen Master: Taizan Maezumi Roshi10. Sorching Low: Seung Sahn: The Makeover of a Modern Zen PatriarchNotesIndex