Leonard Cohen, Spring 96

A portrait of the life of Leonard Cohen during the years he spent as a Zen monk, together with his reflections on his life and work.

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The Land of the Disappearing Buddha

A visit to Japan to look at the various forms of Buddhism that are popular there.

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Zen in America, Shunry Suzuki Roshi

A compilation of documentaries about the Japanese Zen Master and his works in America.

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Japanese Buddhist Statues

A short introduction from NHK on the various Buddhist statues that are found in Japan.

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The Zen Mind

This is a beautifully photographed and edited introduction to the many faces of Zen in contemporary Japan.

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David Eckel: Buddhism 23-24 of 24

The final two lectures by Prof David Eckel on Buddhism look at the influential Zen school and the introduction of Buddhism to America during the 20th century.

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David Eckel: Buddhism 21-22 of 24

The twenty-first and twenty-second lectures by Prof David Eckel on Buddhism look at the background to the introduction of Buddhism to Japan, and then at some of the great teachers and the schools they founded.

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Soto Zen Buddhism, Daihonzan Eiheiji

A short look at the famous Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, its history, structure and daily routine.

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The Monk Bodhidharma, The First Patriarch of Zen

Documentary from India’s Doordarshan on the legendary life and missionary work of Ven Bodhidharma

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James Cahill on Ch’an Painting, 4: Sogenga and Ch’an Landscapes

This fourth lecture of Ch’an Painting looks at the appreciation of this style in Japan and concludes by examining some of the best landscape paintings.

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