Great Minds 19, Saicho to Nichiren – Japanese Buddhism

19, Saicho to Nichiren

A history of Japanese Buddhism from its introduction to the 13th century.

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Zen, Japanese Arts and Culture

Zen, Japanese Arts and Culture

A look at the influence of Zen on all aspects of Japanese art and culture.

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Zen, in Search of Enlightenment

Zen, in Search of Enlightenment

A look at Zen training at the Japanese Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism Shogen ji Monastery in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan.

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Reactor with Michael Stone

Reactor with Michael Stone

A film that follows Michael Stone on his unusual pilgrimage to Japan in 2012.

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Mummies who made Themselves

Mummies who made Themselves

A fascinating look at the practice of self-mummification as practiced by members of the Shingon sect in Japan.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

A look at the works of the great Chinese ch’an artist Mu-xi, and his work, which now only survives in Japan.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

A look at the Chinese calligraphic arts that have been preserved in Japan, and their influence on Japanese culture.

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Japan: Ink Painting, Landscapes of the Mind

A look at the development of ink painting in Japan after its introduction from China and its relationship to western art forms.

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Japan: Discovery of the Pure Land

A look at the Kamakura period in Japan and the changes that its art works underwent at that time.

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Japan: The Meeting of the Gods and Buddha

A look at the history and co-existence of Buddhism and Shintoism in Japan.

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