Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism

Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism

The popular name for Chan Buddhism, in the West, is Zen Buddhism, as it was Japanese scholars who first introduced Chan Buddhism to the West with this translation. Indeed, chan is a shortened form of the Chinese word channa, rendered from the Sanskrit word dhy?na, which denotes practices of the concentration of the mind through meditation or contemplation. Although rooted in the Indian tradition of yoga, which aims at the unification of the individual with the divine,… (more)

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 27, 2017)

Collection: Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series

Page count: 386 pages

Language: English


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