World Religions

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taney12321
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World Religions
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2011-12-13 23:14:58
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Zen
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Zen
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  1. Describe Zen
    • Zen is experiential, beyond words, beyond logic/thought (e.g. koans which are puzzles intended to frustrate the logical, rational mind)
    • Zen is focused on the hear and now, not the past or the future
  2. Where and when did Zen begin
    Began in India, spread to China by 520 CE, spread to Japan by 1200 CE where it currently is mostly
  3. What is the symbol of enlightenment and what story attends it
    Enso (a circle) is the story of enlightenment.

    Story of Mahakasyapa's enlightenment from Buddha's raising one flower
  4. What are the forms of enlightenment
    Rinzai - characterized by Satori (sudden awakening/enlightenment) 1700 koans/puzzles

    Soto - characterized by gradual awakening/enlightenment zazen/seated meditation
  5. What is the name of a Zen teacher
    Roshi
  6. What are the black ink paintings that are used in Zen
    Sumie
  7. What poetry is used in Zen
    haiku 17 syllable (5-7-5) poetry

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