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E12: East Asian Buddhism - Zen and Pure Land

The Great Courses Presents: Cultural Literacy for Religion

Conclude your journey through the Asian traditions with a study of Zen and Pure Land Buddhism. Chinese Buddhism gave rise to the "laughing Buddha," which affirms the joys of the world. Japanese Zen, with its emphasis on "just sitting" and its famous koans, has drawn practitioners from other traditions and given rise to Zen-Christians.

Speakers: Mark Berkson

Writers: Mark Berkson

Topics: ZenBuddhismComparative ReligionsThe Great Courses

Source: The Great Courses