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The Zen Monastic Experience:
Buddhist Practice in Contemporary Korea
Robert E. Buswell Jr.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Plates
Preface
Conventions Used
Introduction: Zen Monasticism and the Context of Belief3
Ch. 1Buddhism in Contemporary Korea21
Ch. 2Daily and Annual Schedules37
Ch. 3Songgwang-Sa and Master Kusan49
Ch. 4A Monk's Early Career69
Ch. 5The Support Division of the Monastery107
Ch. 6Relations with the Laity135
Chronology of the Puril Hoe147
Ch. 7The Practice of Zen Meditation in Korea149
Ch. 8Training in the Meditation Hall161
Ch. 9The Officers of the Meditation Compound203
Conclusion: Toward a Reappraisal of Zen Religious Experience217
Epilogue: Songgwang-sa after Kusan224
Appendix: Principal Chants Used in Korean Monasteries229
Glossary of Sinitic Logographs243
Works Cited253
Index265

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