When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts

When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts

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Film, television and popular fiction have long exploited the image of the serene Buddhist monk who is master of the deadly craft of hand-to-hand combat. While the media overly romanticizes the relationship between a philosophy of non-violence and the art of fighting, When Buddhists Attack shows this link to be nevertheless real, even natural.

Exploring the origins of Buddhism and the ethos of the Japanese samurai, university professor and martial arts practitioner… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (October 10, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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