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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The Zen Mind

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

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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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