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Brand-Name Zen The Commodification of Zen in the West

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ISBN-10: 1494236575

ISBN-13: 9781494236571

Edition: N/A

Authors: Andre Halaw

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Modern American Zen is in a deplorable state: Zen Masters are now pseudo-celebrities; Dharma Transmission has been co-opted as a branding technique; and worst of all, Zen has degenerated into a lifestyle identity whose primary aim is no longer Buddhahood, but rather the perpetuation of the Zen institution itself. Zen is more interested in establishing orthodoxy and orthopraxy than it is in helping people realize their Buddha Nature. Western Zen has become just as consumer-driven and celebrity-obsessed as the rest of American culture. And the worst part is that no one in the Zen community even seems to notice. Or to care.Brand-Name Zen takes a bold and daring look at the current decadence of…    
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Book details

List price: $5.50
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 86
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Andre Doshim Halaw is a Zen Buddhist monk and teacher in the Five Mountain Zen Order, an independent school in the lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Andre is the guiding teacher of the Original Mind Zen Sangha in Princeton, NJ. He practiced in the Japanese Soto and Harada-Yasutani lineages for several years before finding his home in the FMZO. In November 2012, he received inka (independent teaching authorization) from his teacher, Zen Master Wonji Dharma (Paul Lynch).Andre writes a Zen Buddhist blog: is married, has two young children, and teaches high school English in central New Jersey. He also writes fiction.Andre offers meditation instruction in the…