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Description - The Zen Monastic Experience by Robert E. Buswell

Robert 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 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 Details

ISBN: 9780691034775
ISBN-10: 069103477X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert E. Buswell

Robert E. Buswell, Jr., is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his other works is The Formation of Ch'an Ideology in China and Korea (Princeton).

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