The View From The Cushion: Zen Challenges To duality In The Contemporary Practice Situation1

  title={The View From The Cushion: Zen Challenges To duality In The Contemporary Practice Situation1},
  author={Leesa S. Davis},
  journal={Contemporary Buddhism},
  pages={260 - 272}
Based on participant-observation fieldwork, interviews with western Zen practitioners, public dharma talks and personal interviews given by two contemporary Sōtō Zen teachers (Hōgen Yamahata and Ekai Korematsu), this paper explores the challenges to ‘everyday’ dualistic thought structures that Zen practice poses to the questioning student and the ontological and epistemological significance of these challenges to the worldview of the experiencing student. First, the teaching styles and non-dual… 
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