By Bernard Faure

The essays during this quantity try and position the Chan and Zen culture of their ritual and cultural contexts, taking a look at numerous facets heretofore mostly (and unduly) overlooked. particularly, they express the level to which those traditions, regardless of their declare to area of expertise, have been indebted to bigger developments in East Asian Buddhism, similar to the cults of icons, relics and the monastic robe.
The ebook emphasises the significance of formality for a formal figuring out of this allegedly anti-ritualistic type of Buddhism. In doing so, it deconstructs the Chan/Zen 'rhetoric of immediacy' and its ideological underpinnings.

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