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  • The History Of Zen Buddhism

    But when it came to Japan during the 12th and 13th centuries, it was known as Zen. The intent of Zen Buddhism was to reach enlightenment through meditation. It was believed that through meditation of this nature, an individual could reach an enlightened state of being in one lifetime. There were two main schools of Zen Buddhism. The first was Rinzai, which was founded by Eisai, who claimed that it “outwardly favored discipline over doctrine, inwardly it brought the highest inner wisdom” (Wangu 64). The second school of Zen Buddhism was the Soto, founded by Dogen. In this school of Zen, a practice known as zazen meditation was used. Zazen was a form of sitting…

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  • Zen Buddhism Observation Report

    Observational Experience: Inside a Zen Buddhism Temple For my observational experience I went to the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo in Holland, Ohio. This experience was very eye opening, but I felt so at peace afterwards. I learned that Buddhism itself is more broad than what I could have imagined after learning about it in class. There are many different forms of Buddhism, but this particular temple focused on Zen. Zen Buddhism focuses on the meditation aspects. They strive…

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  • Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance Essay

    the best one with confidence and courage. For example “Gumption” is having the confidence and courage to complete or achieve something and “Quality” is how one has obtained or achieved their goal and what the outcome of the end product looks like. In the book “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” written by Robert M. Pirsig expresses what the true meaning of quality and gumption really is and what it is like to experience a moment of your life where nothing else matters, Also known as a…

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  • Sumi-E Painting Analysis

    number of students to China. They originally wanted to learn more about the Chinese culture, specifically calligraphy and religion. These newfound Zen Buddhist followers then came home and introduced the art to Japan during the 14th century. This was just the beginning of the Zen Buddhism movement, where sumi-e painting would play a large role in. The actions and mindset found necessary to practice sumi-e are extremely philosophical. Not all works of sumi-e can be classified as Zen Buddhist art.…

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  • Language: A Soteriological Approach

    Park’s essay “Zen and Zen Philosophy of Language: A Soteriological Approach,” Park offers an alternative understanding of the role of language in Zen philosophy by examining it not in regard to the state of enlightenment but rather in the process of reaching this state. With this perspective, he disputes the claim that a linguistic and non-linguistic approach to enlightenment must be mutually exclusive and instead posits that they can both be understood as complementary aspects of the path to…

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  • Spiritial Space And Material Space Essay

    The artist describes this piece , not just because Zen and 911 events have coincidence of dust , nor are talking about a social phenomenon itself. It is discussing the relationship between spiritial space and material space. Today human needs to rethink seriously and peacefully those who have become rusty, but those are the most basic and important questions, such as what we need to advocate and persue, what is the real power, what is the basic points of mutual respect through different…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Awakening

    My Awakening began with a visit to the Missouri Zen Center in Webster Groves. I have a family connection to Zen Buddhism through my niece and nephew. This piqued my curiosity of what it was like inside a temple or center for Buddhism. I made the decision before going that I would follow Eihei Dogan’s quote and “To forget the self is to be awakened by all things” this way I would have a clear mind of my experience. The center is in a tranquil setting in a Victorian house tucked up a hill…

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  • Man Vs. Corpse Analysis

    material, yet cannot be completed without interaction from both ends. It is from this emotional side that one draws inspiration, and in which one can find answers. Some artists have accesses this emotional side through Zen meditation. In her review of the 2004-2005 exhibition Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Jennie Klein discusses the experience that participating artists were thrust into when being a part of this exhibit. Along with presenting…

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  • Characteristics Of Tang Architecture

    socio-economic fundamentals of the society. The booming economy improved the craftsmanship, the sense of hierarchy impacted the exterior style, and the religious aesthetics ruled over the functional considerations. Integrating the works of architecture into the scheme of city planning and figurative representations, the project also discerns the importance of reading the past through partially manipulated art and philosophy. Structurally, the few remaining works of Tang timber-frame…

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  • Musical Ethnography Reflection

    For my musical ethnography, I was originally going to attend a showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, but it ended up being sold out last minute. At that point, I began to worry because that was the only event I had planned to attend. As my worry was starting to progress, I remembered, and also took a quick glance at the types of events we could attend and saw that it said we could attend a religious service. I quickly looked up services in my area for the next day and came across a website…

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