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Women Living Zen: Japanese Soto Buddhist Nuns

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In this study, based on both historical evidence and ethnographic data, Paula Arai shows that nuns were central agents in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the sixth century. They were active participants in the Soto Zen sect, and have continued to contribute to the advancement of the sect to the present day. Drawing on her fieldwork among the Soto nuns, Arai demonstrates that the lives of many of these women embody classical Buddhist ideals. They have chosen to lead a strictly disciplined monastic life over against successful careers and the unconstrained contemporary secular lifestyle. In this, and other respects, they can be shown to stand in stark contrast to their male counterparts.

Table of Contents

Prologue

1. Introduction

2. Historical Background

3. Twentieth-Century Leadership

4. The Monastic Practices of Zen Nuns

5. Motivations, Commitments, and Self-Perceptions

6. Conclusion: Innovators for the Sake of Tradition

Endnotes

Appendix A. Questionnaire

Appendix B. Glossary of Japanese Terms

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195123937
Author:
Arai, Paula Kane Robinson
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Paula Kane Robinson
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Monastic and religious life of women
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Theology | Buddhism
Subject:
Religion and Theology - Buddhism
Subject:
Monastic and religious life of women - Japan
Subject:
Monastic and religious life (Zen Buddhism)
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Zen Buddhism
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 halftones, 1 linecut
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 in 1.3 lb

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