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CARINI, Catón Eduardo. Ritual, tiempo y espacio sagrado en el budismo zen argentino. Avá [online]. 2010, n.16, pp.1-1. ISSN 1851-1694.

Zen Buddhism is an oriental religion that since several decades has expanded in various western countries, Argentina being one of them. The complex ritualization of its everyday practices is a considerable characteristic of Zen Buddhist community life. In our exploration of the ritual dimension of Zen, first we will investigate how this contributes to the creation of a sacred time and place. After this, we will show how ritual practices are considered a pedagogic recourse by group members; a means to make possible their training of a different way of being in the world, of experimenting, living and perceiving both themselves and others in a different way. Some elements of the often complex Zen ritual play a highly important part as technologies of the self.

Keywords : Zen Buddhism; Ritual; Technologies of the self.

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