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Book Talk: Numinous Awarenes is Never Dark: The Korean Zen Master Chinul’s Excerpts on Zen Practice

October 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Book Talk by: Robert Buswell, UCLA Asian Languages and Cultures Department Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark examines the issue of whether enlightenment in Zen Buddhism is sudden or gradual—that is, something intrinsic to the mind that is achieved in a sudden flash of insight or something extrinsic to it that must be developed through a sequential series of practices. This “sudden/gradual issue” was one of the crucial debates that helped forge the Zen school in East Asia, and the Korean…

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