RLST 135, EAST 335
Survey of the history and teachings of Zen Buddhism in China and Japan. Emphasis on reading and interpretation of primary Zen texts in their historical and religious context, along with investigation of modern interpretations and appropriations of Zen in the West.
Chinese Buddhist Meditation: Texts and Contexts
An introduction to key Chinese texts pertaining to the practice of Buddhist meditation, including texts from the Chan, Tiantai, and Pure Land traditions. Some Daoist meditation texts are also examined for comparison, and secondary readings on the topics of mysticism and religious experience are assigned.