Zen Catholicism

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Gracewing Publishing, 1994 - Catholicism - Religious life - 228 pages
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The author's reflection upon Zen Buddhism and Catholicism has shown many points of contact between them, in spite of their divergent rituals and philosophies. Although he warns against the weaknesses of Zen, he urges Westerners in general, and Catholics in particular, to draw from its strengths, suggesting that the harmony Zen points to at the heart of religion could bring the West freedom from unnecessary anxiety and a new awareness of the peace of God.
 

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Lately got in to zen so have been rummaging through some works by Catholic priest-intellectuals from as far back as the mid 60s (besides Merton)for insight on tying together East and West. I was as ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
3
The importance of the individuals response p 6 Faith
9
ure of Modernists to deal with problem pp 1028
12
Widespread interest in Zen p 10 Buddhism and Christian
15
WHY SHOULD IT HAPPEN TO ME? p
22
and me p 23 p 23 The ego and its subjectobject relationship
32
ture p 33 Looking into ones own nature p 33 Removing
38
HAVING ONES OWN WAY p
43
Absurdity of the existentialist position pp 667 Nature
68
Gap bridged between knower and known p 70 Satori
75
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CHAPTER SEVEN
116
attention without tension p 144 Zazento sit and medi
146
Eternity not everlastingness p 152 Sanctity is willing what
160
On Yoga p
163

Looking and listening p 48 Enhancing the ego by grasping
50
Speaking and writing about religion pp 545 The Church
58
THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT BEING EARNEST p
62
On Monasticism p
171
Saint Thomas Aquinas p
183
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