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  • White Collar Zenby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79

    It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. In White Collar Zen , Steven Heine shows how, by applying Zen principles in our working lives, we can achieve the same results for ourselves.Heine describes the... more...

  • Dogenby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    In this groundbreaking collection of essays edited by Steven Heine, leading scholars of Buddhism from both sides of the Pacific explore the life and thought of Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Japanese Soto sect. more...

  • Zen Skin, Zen Marrowby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Since Zen Buddhism first captivated the attention of Western seekers the dominant discourse about this sect has been romantic, idealistic, and utopian. The essence of Zen has been described as ineffable, holistic, and promoting social harmony. In recent years, however, some scholars have begun to examine Zen through the lenses of historical and cultural... more...

  • Did D?gen Go to China?by Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    D?gen (1200-1253), the founder of the S?t? Zen sect in Japan, is especially known for introducing to Japanese Buddhism many of the texts and practices that he discovered in China. Heine reconstructs the context of D?gen's travels to and reflections on China by means of a critical look at traditional sources both by and about D?gen in light of recent... more...

  • Opening a Mountainby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    With the growing popularity of Zen Buddhism in the West, virtually everyone knows, or thinks they know, what a koan is: a brief and baffling question or statement that cannot be solved by the logical mind and which, after sustained concentration, can lead to sudden enlightenment. But the truth about koans is both simpler--and more complicated--than... more...

  • Sacred High City, Sacred Low Cityby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    In Sacred High City, Sacred Low City, Steven Heine argues that lived religion in Japan functions as an integral part of daily life; any apparent lack of interest masks a fundamental commitment to participating regularly in diverse, though diffused, religious practices. The book uses case studies of religious sites at two representative but contrasting... more...

  • Dogen and Soto Zenby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    This follow up to Dogen: Textual and Historical Studies (OUP 2012) explores diverse aspects of the life and teachings of Zen master Dogen, the founder of the Soto Zen sect (Sotoshu) in early Kamakura-era Japan. more...

  • Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Recordby Steven Heine

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    This book provides an innovative and critical analysis, in light of Song dynasty (960-11279) Chinese cultural and intellectual historical trends, of the Blue Cliff Record, the seminal Chan/Zen Buddhist collection of commentaries on one hundred gongan/koan cases, which has long been celebrated for its intricate and articulate interpretative methods. more...

  • Zen and Comparative Studiesby Masao Abe; Steven Heine

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00

    Zen is not a religion of God. Nor a religion of faith. It is a religion of emptiness, a religion of absolute nothingness. However it is not nihilistic but dynamically positive. For Zen is based on self-awakening, awakening to the self. In this book, a sequel to Zen and Western Thought, the author tries to clarify the true meaning of Buddhist emptiness... more...

  • Zen Mastersby Steven Heine; Dale Wright

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    Extending their successful series of collections on Zen Buddhism, Heine and Wright present a fifth volume, on what may be the most important topic of all - Zen Masters. Zen masters in China, and later in Korea and Japan, were among the cultural leaders of their times. Stories about their comportment and powers circulated widely throughout East Asia.... more...