The Zen Canon

The Zen Canon

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Presents a collection of essays, which argue that Zen Buddism actually has a rich and varied literary heritage. Among the significant texts are hagiographic accounts and recorded sayings of individual Zen masters, koan collections and commentaries, and rules for monastic life.It includes guidelines for just a handful of key monastic officesa€”the hermitage chief (anzhu) or abbot, head seat (shouzu), assistant abbot (fuan), stores manager (zhiku), and head of meals (fantou)a€”far fewer than was the norm at the greatanbsp;...

Title:The Zen Canon
Author:Steven Heine, Dale S. Wright
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2004-03-25


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