ZEN BUDDHISM


ZEN BUDDHISM
   a development of Japanese BUDDHISM which denies the REALITY of the external world and advocates mental and physical self-control as a path to ENLIGHTENMENT. It is known for its use of the KAN and vivid stories about the sudden enlightenment of particularly HOLY men.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Buddhism in the United States of America — Buddhism is a religion with millions of followers in the United States, including traditionally Buddhist Asian Americans as well as non Asians, many of whom are converts [ [http://www.beliefnet.com/story/7/story 732 1.html Beliefnet.com American… …   Wikipedia

  • Buddhism and psychology — overlap in theory and in practice. Over the last century, three strands of interplay have evolved: * Descriptive phenomenology: Western and Buddhist scholars have found in Buddhist teachings a detailed introspective phenomenological psychology… …   Wikipedia


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