The Zen Monastic Experience
Buddhist Practice in Contemporary Korea
By (author) Robert E. Buswell
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Zen Monastic Experience by Robert E. Buswell
Book DescriptionRobert Buswell, a Buddhist scholar who spent five years as a Zen monk in Korea, draws on personal experience in this insightful account of day-to-day Zen monastic practice. In discussing the activities of the postulants, the meditation monks, the teachers and administrators, and the support monks of the monastery of Songgwang-sa, Buswell reveals a religious tradition that differs radically from the stereotype prevalent in the West. The author's treatment lucidly relates contemporary Zen practice to the historical development of the tradition and to Korean history more generally, and his portrayal of the life of modern Zen monks in Korea provides an innovative and provocative look at Zen from the inside.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691034775
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert E. Buswell
Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Hardback (November 2013)
With more than 5,000 entries totalling over a million words, this dictionary of Buddhism in English covers terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. It also includes an appendix of Buddhist lists, a timeline, six maps, and two diagrams.
Religions of Korea in Practice, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Robert E. Buswell
Offers the coverage of Korean religious practice, especially the various Christian denominations and new indigenous religions. It features chapters that include translations of the sources on Korean religious practice, accompanied by an introduction that frames the significance of the selections.
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