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Title:     Free-Lunch monastey. The view from diamond hall
Creator: Thurman, Robert A. F.
Catalan subject: Vida religiosa i monàstica (Budisme)
English subject: Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)
Abstract:  One of the most interesting aspects of Zen Master Seung Sahns transmission to the West has been his promotion of a traditional celibate monastic order. Whik modifYing many out-dated Asian cultural forms and styles that have accrued to the teaching of the Dharma, encouraging lay practice, and even modifYing the day-to-day expressions of monasticism to some extent, Zen Master Seung Sahn's maintenance of the traditional bikkhu / bikkhuni ordination becomes ever more noteworthy, especially nowadays as many discuss how to somehow "Americanize" Buddhism. From time to time Primary Point will present a section of views on the monastic experience in the Kwan Um School of Zen. Our first offering comes from the esteemed Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, Robert A. F. Thurman, recently designated (in Vogue, of all journals, in an article about his daughter, the actress Uma Thurman') as "the most famous American Buddhist': It is a talk which he delivered at the first conference of Western Buddhist teachers with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Dharamsala, India, March 1993
Source:  Primary Point 1997, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 18-20
Document type:  info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject ; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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