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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Mirror of Zen, A Day in the Moment of a Modern Zen Monk

Mirror of Zen

A non-narrative film following the daily activities of the western zen teacher Hyon Gak sunim.

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Buddhism in New Zealand

Buddhism in New Zealand

A film from 2003 which looks at the establishment of Buddhism in NZ from a number of different angles.

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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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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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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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