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Principles of Zen Training for Educational Settings: Pedagogical Insights, the Kwan Um School of Zen, and Transnational Korean Buddhism

Hugh Schuckman

This book provides insights into new developments and persistent traditions in Zen teacher training and education through the use of historical archival research and original interviews with living Zen Masters. It argues that some contemporary Euro-American social values of gender equality, non-discrimination, rationality, ecumenicism and democracy permeate not only the organizational aspects of the Kwan Um School of Zen case study, but soteriological processes and goals of the training more widely. Each chapter showcases the ways important facets of Zen education--from meditation to curriculum development to school management -- have absorbed Euro-American cultural and social ideals in both community and educational practices. Giving dedicated scholarly attention and conceptualising new adaptations in transnational Zen communities, it constitutes an important and timely addition to the literature and will appeal to researchers and scholars of religion and education, Asian pedagogies, contemporary Buddhism, transnational Zen, and Zen education.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Oct 31st, 2024
  • Pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032729206
  • Categories: GeneralBuddhism - Zen (see also Philosophy - Zen)

About the Author

Hugh Erik Schuckman is an Associate Professor of Religion, Education, and Rhetoric at University of Utah Asia Campus.