Pure Land Buddhism and Zen
Lecture no. 17 from the course: Sacred Texts of the World
Taught by Professor Grant Hardy | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Two distinctive forms of Buddhism took root in Japan. Learn first about the Pure Land School, which directs spiritual efforts toward entering a celestial realm where seekers can learn the dharma. Through Zen scriptures and koans (paradoxical sayings used in teaching), contemplate the tradition’s direct, experiential approach to enlightenment.