Eric Greene, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, talks about Chan Before Chan: Meditation, Repentance, and Visionary Experience in Chinese Buddhism.
Professor Greene specializes in the history of medieval Chinese Buddhism. Much of his recent research has focused on Buddhist meditation practices, including the history of the transmission on Indian meditation practices to China, the development of distinctly Chinese forms of Buddhist meditation, and Buddhist rituals of confession and atonement. In addition to these topics, he has published articles on the early history of Zen Buddhism, Buddhist paintings from the Silk Roads, and the influence of modern psychological terminology on the Western interpretation of Buddhism.
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