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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James Cahill on Ch’an Painting, 3: Muqi’s Six Persimmons

The third in this series of discussions about Ch’an painting by James Cahill looks at Muqi’s iconographic Six Persimmons painting.

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James Cahill on Ch’an Painting, 2: Beginnings and Muqi Fachang

A second lecture on Ch’an painting in China by the distinguished art historian James Cahill.

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James Cahill on Ch’an Painting, 1: Liang Kai

In 2010 Professor Emeritus James Cahill, one of the leading and most eminent historians of Japanese and Chinese art, made a series of films, entitled A Pure and Remote View, examining the development of Chinese painting from its beginnings up and to the middle ages.

The series of 12 lectures, often split into 2,

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Man on Cloud Mountain

This is an hour long documentary with Harada Roshi giving many interviews on his visit to America in 1991

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Dogen, the Zen Master

This is a dramatic reconstruction of the Life of the great Japanese monk Dogenwho flourished in Japan in the 13th century.

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Zen Buddhism

A short video about the Jewish-American Soto Zen teacher, Norman Fischer, a disciple of Shunryu Suzuki, and his wife Michelle Meyrink, who is a Rinzai practioner.

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The Land of the Disappearing Buddha – Japan

In this episode of The Long Search Ronald Eyre goes in search of the Buddha in Japan, and finds himself increasingly farther away from his subject the nearer he gets.

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Why Has Bodhidharma Left for the East?

This is a hauntingly beautiful and deeply meditative film by Bae Yong-kyun, who spent 7 years making and editing the film, which is permeated by Buddhist themes and is built up around Zen koans and Zen-like dialogue.

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