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The Zen in Modern Cosmology

Author : Harry C. S. Lam
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According to Modern Cosmology, our Universe came from a primordial state 13.7 billion years ago, with no matter and very little energy. In other words, it was almost empty. Where do the stars and galaxies, and everything else in the present universe come from then?This captivating book provides an answer to this question, and explains the observations and evidence behind the assertion of an almost empty primordial universe. Aimed at a general audience, it assumes no prior knowledge of astronomy or physics.The emptiness of the primordial universe is reminiscent of the emptiness in Zen Buddhism. The similarities and differences of these two forms of emptiness are explored.


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Zen Physics

Author : David J. Darling
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A scientific approach to the mysteries of human death combines scientific logic and Buddhist principles in order to prove the existence of an afterlife and to explain the Zen view of self, the senses, and reincarnation. National ad/promo.

Zen and the Modern World

Author : Masao Abe
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Written by one of Japan's foremost contemporary thinkers and scholars, Zen and Modern Society is the third in a series of essay collections on Zen Buddhism as seen in the context of Western thought. Throughout his career, Masao Abe has articulated the meaning of Zen thought in a uniquely compelling way - at once, true to the original tradition and appropriately relevant to a variety of comparative standpoints, ranging from Biblical Judeo-Christianity to modern existentialism, phenomenology, and postmodernism. As a leading representative of the Kyoto School, which has sought a critical, comparative linking of Eastern and Western thought, Abe has based his approach on constructive, mutually respectful yet critical intellectual interaction and dialogue with some of the leading figures in the West (including Paul Tillich, Hans Kung, and Eugene Borowitz) as well as dozens of colleagues, students, and disciples. Together with the previous volumes, this work examines and exemplifies some key features of Kyoto School thought. While the essays presented here should be read in light of the socio-political criticism that has since been lodged against the Kyoto School and, more particularly, i

Two Zen Classics

Author : Kazuki Sekida
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Here is a comprehensive handbook for zazen, seated meditation practice, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen path.

Towards a Modern Zen Theatre

Author : Henry Y. H. Zhao
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Gao Xingjian, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature, has been the most important and productive playwright in the powerful Chinese Experimental Theatre Movement.

Notable Scientists from 1900 to the Present

Author : Brigham Narins
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The New Physics and Cosmology

Author : Arthur Zajonc
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What happens when the Dalai Lama meets with leading physicists and a historian? This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu Weiming) discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in theoretical quantum physics, in the context of Buddhist philosophy. A contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality, couched at a level that intelligent readers without a deep involvement in science can grasp. In the tradition of other popular books on resonances between modern quantum physics and Zen or Buddhist mystical traditions--notably The Dancing Wu Li Masters and The Tao of Physics, this book gives a clear and useful update of the genuine correspondences between these two rather disparate approaches to understanding the nature of reality.

The Encounter Between Roman Catholicism and Zen Buddhism

Author : Silvio Edward Fittipaldi
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Zen in China Japan East Asian Art

Author : Helmut Brinker
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The theme of the papers collected in this volume is the religious, philosophical and cultural phenomenon best known under its Japanese name of Zen. This Buddhist school of Zen spread over the countries of East Asia and left its traces in all realms of life, personal as well as social.

Logic Language and Zen

Author : Henry Rosemont
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Approach to Zen

Author : Kōshō Uchiyama
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What is a Story

Author : Don Cupitt
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Western thought began with an attack on religious myth by philosophers who held that the highest truth must be non-narrative and timeless. They left a paradox to haunt us: for on the one hand everyone knows that stories are important to us and our religion is full of them, while on the other hand stories continue to have a bad name as myths or fictions. It has been so difficult to say just how stories convey truth that until recently theologians were still trying to 'demythologize' religious belief. Now, however, philosophy has at last become more friendly to literature. There is talk of narrative theology and of rehabilitating story. Don Cupitt spells out the remarkable implications of the current return of philosophical and religious thought into time and narrative. He shows how stories produce reality, the self and time, how they awaken our desires and shape our lives, and how they express our paradoxical hopes of individual and corporate redemption.

Talking Zen

Author : Alan Watts
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A collection of previously unpublished essays and talks given by Watts in the 1960s, transcribed and edited by his son.

Zen Enlightenment

Author : Heinrich Dumoulin
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According to the Zen tradition, enlightenment is a cosmic experience of universal unity. This text traces the development of Zen and the conept of enlightenment from its origins in India through its development in China to its fruition in Japan.

Zen Poetry the Art of Lucien Stryk

Author : Lucien Stryk
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Lucien Stryk has been a presence in American letters for almost fifty years. Those who know his poetry well will find this collection particularly gratifying. Like journeying again to places visited long ago, Stryk's writing is both familiar and wonderfully fresh. For those just becoming acquainted with Stryk's work, Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk makes an excellent introduction. It includes his early essay, “The American Scene Versus the International Scene,” written shortly after his service in the Pacific during World War II, and “Digging In,” his first published poem, as well as some of his best-known pieces on Zen and Zen poetry. Among the latter are “Beginnings, Ends,” “Poetry and Zen,” “I Fear Nothing: A Note on the Zen Poetry of Death,” and his introduction to the great haiku poets, Issa and Basho. Selections of his most recent work include “The Red Rug: An Introduction to Poetry,” and an imagined conversation among all four leading haiku poets called “Meeting at Hagi-no-Tera.” Porterfield's informative collection includes essays about Stryk's work as well as his own prose and poetry. As the volume makes clear, writing poetry is for Lucien Stryk a sacred act. It is both escape and communion, inseparable from life's daily activities.

The Elements of Zen

Author : David Scott
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The essence of this practical method of realizing the Buddhic nature is explained dearly and concisely.

Today s Japan Orient West

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Historical Transformations of Japanese Cosmology

Author : Hitoshi Fukue
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Into Every Life a Little Zen Must Fall

Author : Alan Keightley
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