Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism is a branch of Mahayana Buddhism that emphasizes the practice of meditation and mindfulness as a means to achieve enlightenment. It originated in China and spread to Japan, where it had a profound impact on Japanese culture and philosophy.

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Soto Zen (Soto-Shu)

Soto is the leading school of Zen Buddhism and was initially founded in China as the Caodong lineage of the Chan school of Buddhism. Soto Zen was later imported to Japan in the thirteenth century

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Rinzai Zen (Rinzai-shu)

The Linji lineage was first transmitted to Japan by Myosan Eisai who initially studied at the Tendai headquarters on Mount Hiei. While the heart of the Soto school is based on the practice of Zazen,

Buddhism, Concepts, Zen Buddhism

What is Mushin?

Mushin is the essence of Zen and Japanese martial arts. Mushin literally means “empty mind”, and it is commonly called “the state of no-mindedness”. Mushin is at the core of Zen and Japanese martial arts. It

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Sojiji Temple

Sojiji Temple is the second head temple of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism and is one of the biggest and most famous Buddhist temples in Japan. Originally, Sojiji was a Shingon Buddhist temple and was built

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Fuyu’s Buddhist Reading List

Hey there! If you’re interested in delving deeper into the world of Zen or Buddhism, I’ve got a list of some of my all-time favorite books that I’ve personally read and enjoyed. And don’t worry,

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What is Fudoshin?

Fudoshin is the ‘immovable mind’, that is, the mind that has met all challenges of life, and has attained a state of complete composure and fearlessness. This state of equanimity is essential in the practice