The origins of Buddhist monastic codes in China : an annotated translation and study of the Chanyuan qinggui

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0824824946 
ISBN 13
9780824824945 
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Publication Year
2002 
Subject
Zen monasticism and religious orders--Rules. 
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xxx, 352 pages :illustrations ;24 cm.; A Kuroda Institute book. Part 1Context --1.Evolution of Monastic Regulations in China3 --2.Genesis of Chanyuan qinggui: Continuity and Adaptation53 --3.The Author and His Work101 --4.Chanyuan qinggui in Translation112. "The Origins of Buddhist Monastic Codes in China contains the first complete translation of China's earliest and most influential monastic code. The twelfth-century text Chanyuan qinggui (Rules of Purity for the Chan Monastery) provides us with a wealth of fascinating detail on all aspects of life in public Buddhist monasteries during the Sung (960-1279), including specific guidelines for itinerant monks, protocol for attending retreats, and details for requesting an abbot's instruction. A significant portion of the text is devoted to the administrative hierarchy within the monastery and the interaction of monks of various ranks at a range of functions such as tea ceremonies, chanting rituals, and monastic auctions."--BOOK JACKET. 
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48811005  
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