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Zen and Social Work

Zen and Social Work

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Published by Low Beng Kiat

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Published by: Low Beng Kiat on Dec 30, 2011
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[Zen and Social Work]
By Steve Gonzalez, LISW,CSC
“Be master of the mind
rather than mastered by
the mind”
 
Zen Saying 
 
“Zen is not some kind
of excitement, butconcentration on our 
usual everyday
routine”
 Shunryu Suzuki
 
 
What is Zen?
Zen is considered a school of Buddhism
Depending on the branch Zen is aphilosophy and or religion
Zen incorporates Daoism, which is aphilosophy
Zenist’s
-way or path of life
 
Three branches of Zen
Rinzai: Believe enlightenment obtained byactively penetrating the constraints ofmind and logic. This school uses koans toconsume the mind and induce a statemore conducive to enlightenment
What are koans? Koans comprise ofriddles, stories, poems, and questions thatare parardoxical or nonsensical

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