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P7

  1. 1. Meditation: Zen, Monks and Nuns By: Grant G. and Andy C.
  2. 2. Origin of Zen <ul><li>Zen Buddhism was created by Bodhidharma around 700 A. D. </li></ul><ul><li>The Rinzai sect was created in Japan in 1191 A. D. by Eisai. </li></ul><ul><li>The Soto sect was created in Japan in 1227 A. D. by Dogen. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Meditation <ul><li>Done by Zen monks and their masters in monasteries. </li></ul><ul><li>Facing a wall, the monks meditate. </li></ul><ul><li>They start with times such as twenty minutes and gradually lengthen into days sometimes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How it Grew <ul><li>Monasteries grew and people noticed Zen </li></ul><ul><li>People noticed it could be a basic religion </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments broke out between the religions(Zen, Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism, and folk religion) to become the main religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Monasteries grew armies </li></ul><ul><li>Samurai realized meditation helped in the battlefield </li></ul><ul><li>Samurai became Zen </li></ul>
  5. 5. Relation to Shinto <ul><li>People recognized Zen as a lifestyle instead of a religion </li></ul><ul><li>Some people noticed it could merge with Shinto </li></ul><ul><li>Many similarities between Shinto and Zen such as how careful they both were about nature also helped </li></ul>
  6. 6. Life of a Monk/Nun <ul><li>Very organized </li></ul><ul><li>Always woke up at 3:30 to a bell </li></ul><ul><li>Every monk/nun took turn as a waiter </li></ul><ul><li>Every five days monks shave their heads! </li></ul><ul><li>Shaving shows inner strength </li></ul><ul><li>Begged 1 st , 3 rd, 6 th and 8 th day in each month </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gardens <ul><li>Samurai made all gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Zen religion </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowed nature, for example to create the ark of a mountain, they use a lofted bridge instead of a pile of rocks </li></ul><ul><li>More perfect than nature because plants do not grow in perfect rows like in gardens </li></ul>

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