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A STUDY OF DOGEN: HIS PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

By: Abe, Masao

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: SUNY Press: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000044590

ISBN: 0791408388

Condition: Good


This complete translation of Masao Abe's essays on Dogen probes the core of the Zen master's philosophy and religion. This work analyzes Dogen's forma tive doubt concerning the notion of original awakening as the basis for his unique approach to nonduality in the doctrines of the oneness of practice and attainment, the unity of beings and Buddha-nature, the simultaneity of time and eternity, and the identity of life and death. Abe also offers insi ghtful, critical compar... View more info

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A ZEN WAVE: BASHO'S HAIKU & ZEN

By: Aitken, Robert

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Weatherhill: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000044580

ISBN: 083480137X

Condition: Good


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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 pot... View more info

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SHINRAN'S GOSPEL OF PURE GRACE

By: Bloom, Alfred

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: University of Arizona Press: 1973

Seller ID: RWARE0000045017

ISBN: 0816504059

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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GEDATSU-KAI AND RELIGION IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN: RETURNING TO THE CENTER (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Earhart, H Byron

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000045109

ISBN: 0253350077

Condition: Good


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KUKAI: MAJOR WORKS (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Hakeda, Yoshito S.

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1972

Seller ID: RWARE0000045106

ISBN: 0231036272

Condition: Very Good


Kukai, more commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, was one of the gre at characters in the development of Janpanese culture. He was active in lit erature, engineering, calligraphy, and architecture and is represented in t his work in terms of his major effort--the introduction of esoteric Buddhis m from China, which resulted in the formation of the Shingou sect still act ive in Japan. Eight of his works are presented here. View more info

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SACRED HIGH CITY, SACRED LOW CITY: A TALE OF RELIGIOUS SITES IN TWO TOKYO N EIGHBORHOODS

By: Heine, Steven

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000044521

ISBN: 0199861447

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 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 represe... View more info

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RUDE AWAKENINGS: ZEN, THE KYOTO SCHOOL, & THE QUESTION OF NATIONALISM

By: Heisig, James W.

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000044525

ISBN: 082481746X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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ZEN CULTURE - ROUTLEDGE LIBRARY EDITIONS: NATURAL RESOURCES

By: Hoover, Thomas

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Routledge: 2019

Seller ID: RWARE0000044692

ISBN: 041500196X

Condition: Good


Originally published in 1990. This book argues that a better understanding of the social impact of decommissioning - in areas such as jobs, waste, eco nomics, opinion, law, public policy, land-use and legacies - is vital to th e successful application of any technical solution. The issues raised are d ivided into three areas which deal with those problems that have already be en recognized, the questions that decommissioning itself will raise and tho se that may result f... View more info

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SHAPERS OF JAPANESE BUDDHISM

By: Kashiwahara, Yusen

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Kosei Publishing Company: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000044746

ISBN: 4333016304

Condition: Very Good


More than thirteen centuries of clergy, laity, and social conditions intera cted to mold Japan's Buddhism. Today's resulting characteristics, which dis tinguish it from its mainland sources, include a proliferation of independe nt sects, emphasis on religion for lay members, and de-emphasis of clerical codes. The twenty main biographies and seventy-five sketches presented in this book reveal both the individual and social aspects of Buddhist evoluti on and in Japan, span... View more info

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ZEN AND THE WAY OF THE SWORD: ARMING THE SAMURAI PSYCHE

By: King, Winston L.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000045037

ISBN: 0195092619

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Zen--serene, contemplative, a discipline of meditation associated with pain ting, rock gardens, and flower arranging--seems an odd ingredient in the ma rtial psyche of the Japanese samurai. "One who is a samurai must before all things keep constantly in mind...the fact that he has to die," wrote a sev enteenth-century warrior. "That is his chief bus... View more info

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THE WARRIOR KOANS: EARLY ZEN IN JAPAN

By: Leggett, Trevor

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000044575

ISBN: 0140190678

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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IN SEARCH OF DREAMTIME: THE QUEST FOR THE ORIGIN OF RELIGION

By: Masuzawa, Tomoko

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000044667

ISBN: 0226509850

Condition: Very Good


In this pioneering work of discourse analysis, Tomoko Masuzawa observes tha t the modern study of religion is peculiarly ambivalent toward the question of origin. Today's historians of religion maintain that they have abandone d speculative quests for the origin of religion; at the same time, they all ege that concepts of absolute beginnings are fundamental to religion itself . By renouncing the desire for origins that they claim religious peoples em brace, historians ca... View more info

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CHRISTIANITY MADE IN JAPAN: A STUDY OF INDIGENOUS MOVEMENTS / EDITION 1

By: Mullins, Mark R.

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000044534

ISBN: 0824821327

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN MODERN JAPAN: SELECTED READINGS (NANZAN STUDIES IN ASIAN RELIGIONS) BY MARK R. MULLINS (1993-12-01)

By: Mullins, Mark R.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Asian Humanities Press: 1836

Seller ID: RWARE0000045293

ISBN: 0895819368

Condition: Very Good


Designed for the undergraduate level classroom study, this anthology provid es the students with interpretations and perspectives on the significance o f religion in modern Japan. Emphasis is placed on the socio-cultural expressions of religion in everyda y life, rather than on religious texts or traditions. Readings have been se lected under four categories to show the diverse forms of Japanese religios ity and the continuing role of religion in this modernized society... View more info

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JAPANESE RELIGION IN THE MODERN CENTURY

By: Murakami, Shigeyoshi

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: University of Tokyo Press: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000044499

ISBN: 0860082601

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A SHINTO SHRINE

By: Nelson, John K.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University of Washington Pre: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000044619

ISBN: 0295975008

Condition: Very Good


What we today call Shinto has been at the heart of Japanese culture for alm ost as long as there has been a political entity distinguishing itself as J apan. A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine describes the ritual cycle at S uwa Shrine, Nagasaki's major Shinto shrine. Conversations with priests, oth er shrine personnel, and people attending shrine functions supplement John K. Nelson's observations of over fifty shrine rituals and festivals. He eli cits their views on ... View more info

THE GOLDEN LAWS

By: Okawa, Ryuho

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Lantern Books: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000002037

ISBN: 1930051611

Condition: Near Fine


The Golden Laws reveals how Buddha's Plan has been unfolding on Earth, and outlines five thousand years of the secret history of humankind. Once we un derstand the true course of history, through past and present and into the future, we cannot help but become aware of the significance of our spiritua l mission in the present age. View more info

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MAKING PILGRIMAGES: MEANING AND PRACTICE IN SHIKOKU

By: Reader, Ian

Price: ¥4,500.00

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000044991

ISBN: 0824828763

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Reader (religious studies, Lancaster U., England) describes the 1,400-kilom eter pilgrimage, visiting 88 temples, around the edge of Shikkoku, the four th largest island in the Japanese archipelago. He is primarily concerned wi th the activities of a variety of actors and forces that have influenced th e development and nature of the pilgrimage, with the landscape and framewor k that shapes it, and with the meanings that are thereby constructed in the eyes of participant... View more info

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GREAT FOOL: ZEN MASTER RYÅ?KAN; POEMS, LETTERS, AND OTHER WRITINGS

By: Ryokan

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000045123

ISBN: 082481777X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Taigu Ryokan (1759-1831) remains one of the most popular figures in Japanes e Buddhist history. Despite his religious and artistic sophistication, Ryok an referred to himself as "Great Fool" and refused to place himself within the cultural elite of his age. In contrast to the typical Zen master of his time, who presided ... View more info