Soto Zen in Medieval Japan

Soto Zen in Medieval Japan

By William M. Bodiford

This work explores how Soto monks between the 13th and 16th centuries developed new forms of monastic organization and Zen instructions and new applications for Zen rituals within lay life; how these innovations helped shape rural society; and how remnants of them remain in the modern Soto school. 


William M. Bodiford is Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. 


ISBN: 0824833031

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Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017