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BRINGING ZEN HOME: THE HEALING HEART OF JAPANESE WOMEN'S RITUALS

By: Arai, Paula

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000045097

ISBN: 0824835352

Condition: Very Good/Good


Healing lies at the heart of Zen in the home, as Paula Arai discovered in h er pioneering research on the ritual lives of Zen Buddhist laywomen. She re veals a vital stream of religious practice that flourishes outside the boun ds of formal institutions through sacred rites that women develop and trans mit to one another. Everyday objects and common materials are used in inven tive ways. For example, polishing cloths, vivified by prayer and mantra rec itation, become potent tools. The creation of beauty through the arts of te a ceremony, calligraphy, poetry, and flower arrangement become rites... View more info