13. Ritual

Although a reader might get the impression from Zen literature that Zen denigrates ritual, in fact ritual is very important for the practice of Everyday Zen. It is a way of expressing and evoking through bodily action and gesture, what we feel about our lives but often can’t explain. Ritual is something we do, not so much something we talk about, but the lectures below give an overall sense of the how and why of Zen ritual.

Books

 
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Zen Ritual
This collection of scholarly essays discusses Zen ritual throughout history from a variety of standpoints. Not neces...
Dale S. Wright Steven Heine
Nov 14, 2007

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Ritual 1
First on a series of talks on Ritual
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 05, 2008
Ritual 2
Second in Series of Talks based on Zen Ritual.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 12, 2008
Ritual 3
Third in a series of talks on Zen Ritual
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 19, 2008
Ritual and Practice - Talk 1
Norman Fischer gives his first talk on "Ritual and Practice" to the Dharma Seminar. Ino Mary Ann Sacksteder also spe...
Mary Ann Sacksteder Norman Fischer
Feb 03, 2021
Ritual and Practice - Talk 2
Norman gives his second talk on "Ritual and Practice" to the Dharma Seminar. Jaune Evans also speaks on the ritual of...
Jaune Evans Norman Fischer
Feb 10, 2021
Ritual and Practice - Talk 3
Norman gives his third talk on Ritual and Practice to the Dharma Seminar.
Norman Fischer
Feb 17, 2021

Texts

 
Title
Description
Author/Lecturer
Date

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Ritual 1
First on a series of talks on Ritual
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 05, 2008
Ritual 2
Second in Series of Talks based on Zen Ritual.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 12, 2008
Ritual 3
Third in a series of talks on Zen Ritual
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 19, 2008