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History of Zen Buddhism: Paradox and Tension

Many people come to Buddhist belief and practice through Zen, but not many people have an appreciation for its history. In this video we’ll take a look at both its more and less legendary history, as well as the internal strains that led to the development of the two major schools of Zen.

Books:

Bashō, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

John McRae, Seeing Through Zen

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