The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism

The Koan Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism Koans are enigmatic spiritual formulas used for religious training in the Zen Buddhist tradition Arguing that our understanding of the koan tradition has been extremely limited contributors to this c

  • Title: The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism
  • Author: Steven Heine
  • ISBN: 9780195117493
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Koans are enigmatic spiritual formulas used for religious training in the Zen Buddhist tradition Arguing that our understanding of the koan tradition has been extremely limited, contributors to this collection examine previously unrecognized factors in the formation of this tradition, and highlight the rich complexity and diversity of koan practice and literature.

    One thought on “The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism”

    1. (5*) Rich in historical, and academic context but little in the ways of Koan explanation (admittedly, the latter was wrongfully expected from me :-) )

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