Unsung Women: Buddhist Women's Poetry and the Revival of the Female Teaching Lineage
One of the holiest forms of practice in Zen is the chanting of names of one's Buddhist ancestors and teachers. In Japan, China, and Korea, prayers reciting one's teaching lineage are a common part of the rituals, soaring back in Japanese, Korean or classical Chinese through the venerable line of monks, masters and saints, all the way back to Bodhidharma, the monk credited with bringing Buddhism from India to China.
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