Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp by Jin Y. Park

By Jin Y. Park

Why and the way do girls interact with Buddhism and philosophy? the current quantity goals to reply to those questions by way of reading the existence and philosophy of a Korean Zen Buddhist nun, Kim Iryŏp (1896–1971). The daughter of a pastor, Iryŏp started wondering Christian doctrine as undefined. In many years, she turned more and more interested in women’s pursuits in Korea, conversing opposed to society’s regulate of girl sexuality and important sexual freedom and unfastened divorce for girls. whereas in her past due twenties, an existential flip in her considering led Iryŏp to Buddhism; she ultimately joined a monastery and went directly to turn into a number one determine within the lady monastic group till her death.

After taking the tonsure, Iryŏp the recommendation of her instructor and stopped publishing for greater than 20 years. She back to the area of letters in her sixties, utilizing her powerful, designated voice to handle primary questions about the scope of identification, the that means of being human, and the worth of lifestyles. In her writing, she often followed an autobiographical kind that mixed her stories with Buddhist teachings. via a detailed research of Iryŏp’s tale, Buddhist philosophy and perform in reference to East Asian new women’s hobbies, and continental philosophy, this quantity deals an artistic interpretation of Buddhism as either a philosophy and a faith actively engaged with lives as they're lived. It provides a desirable narrative on how girls connect to the world—whether via social concerns equivalent to gender inequality, a Buddhist worldview, or existential debates on human life and gives readers with a brand new method of philosophizing that's transformative and deeply attached with lifestyle.
Women and Buddhist Philosophy: attractive Zen grasp Kim Iryŏp will be of fundamental curiosity to students and scholars of Buddhism, Buddhist and comparative philosophy, and gender and Korean studies.

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