The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans

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In his honor people of sang songs and jumped over the bonfire. Since there is no individuality of the self. there can be no continuity of the individual. Please take some time to read our Zen FAQ (Zen Frequently Asked Questions) that answers the most common questions related to Zen Buddhism. At times, adherents adapted Buddhist practices to Western—and particularly Christian—ways, as can be seen in the adoption of Sunday meetings and Sunday schools by some Buddhists (in the West, some Buddhist groups also called themselves “churches”).

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications (October 4, 2011)


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