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The Resource Tibetan Zen : discovering a lost tradition, Sam van Schaik

Tibetan Zen : discovering a lost tradition, Sam van Schaik

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Tibetan Zen : discovering a lost tradition
Title
Tibetan Zen
Title remainder
discovering a lost tradition
Statement of responsibility
Sam van Schaik
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tib
  • eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking study of the lost tradition of Tibetan Zen containing the first translations of key texts from one thousand years ago. Banned in Tibet, forgotten in China, the Tibetan tradition of Zen was almost completely lost to us. According to Tibetan histories, Zen teachers were invited to Tibet from China in the 8th century, at the height of the Tibetan Empire. When doctrinal disagreements developed between Indian and Chinese Buddhists at the Tibetan court, the Tibetan emperor called for a formal debate. When the debate resulted in a decisive win by the Indian side, the Zen teachers were sent back to China, and Zen was gradually forgotten in Tibet. This picture changed at the beginning of the 20th century with the discovery in Dunhuang (in Chinese Central Asia) of a sealed cave full of manuscripts in various languages dating from the first millennium CE. The Tibetan manuscripts, dating from the 9th and 10th centuries, are the earliest surviving examples of Tibetan Buddhism. Among them are around 40 manuscripts containing original Tibetan Zen teachings. This book translates the key texts of Tibetan Zen preserved in Dunhuang. The book is divided into ten sections, each containing a translation of a Zen text illuminating a different aspect of the tradition, with brief introductions discussing the roles of ritual, debate, lineage, and meditation in the early Zen tradition. Van Schaik not only presents the texts but also explains how they were embedded in actual practices by those who used them"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Schaik, Sam
Dewey number
294.3/92709515
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Zen literature
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / Tibetan
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / Zen (see also PHILOSOPHY / Zen)
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / History
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Zen literature
  • China
  • China
Label
Tibetan Zen : discovering a lost tradition, Sam van Schaik
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Orientations -- Masters of meditation -- Teachers and students -- The practice of genealogy -- Encounter and emptiness -- Debate -- Observing the mind -- Authority and patronage -- Funerals and miracles -- Zen and tantra
Control code
1499769
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781559394468
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014042693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025242088
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781559394468
  • (OCoLC)908311019
Label
Tibetan Zen : discovering a lost tradition, Sam van Schaik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Orientations -- Masters of meditation -- Teachers and students -- The practice of genealogy -- Encounter and emptiness -- Debate -- Observing the mind -- Authority and patronage -- Funerals and miracles -- Zen and tantra
Control code
1499769
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781559394468
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014042693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025242088
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781559394468
  • (OCoLC)908311019

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