Animated Encounters

Animated Encounters

These ox-herding paintings, which revolve around the loss, recovery, and taming of an ox (with slight variations), impart the Chan ideal of self-cultivation and enlightenment. Ox-herding is an important Chan metaphor that can be traced ...

Author: Daisy Yan Du

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824877514

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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China’s role in the history of world animation has been trivialized or largely forgotten. In Animated Encounters Daisy Yan Du addresses this omission in her study of Chinese animation and its engagement with international forces during its formative period, the 1940s–1970s. She introduces readers to transnational movements in early Chinese animation, tracing the involvement of Japanese, Soviet, American, Taiwanese, and China’s ethnic minorities, at socio-historical or representational levels, in animated filmmaking in China. Du argues that Chinese animation was international almost from its inception and that such border-crossing exchanges helped make it “Chinese” and subsequently transform the history of world animation. She highlights animated encounters and entanglements to provide an alternative to current studies of the subject characterized by a preoccupation with essentialist ideas of “Chineseness” and further questions the long-held belief that the forty-year-period in question was a time of cultural isolationism for China due to constant wars and revolutions. China’s socialist era, known for the pervasiveness of its political propaganda and suppression of the arts, unexpectedly witnessed a golden age of animation. Socialist collectivism, reinforced by totalitarian politics and centralized state control, allowed Chinese animation to prosper and flourish artistically. In addition, the double marginality of animation—a minor art form for children—coupled with its disarming qualities and intrinsic malleability and mobility, granted animators and producers the double power to play with politics and transgress ideological and geographical borders while surviving censorship, both at home and abroad. A captivating and enlightening history, Animated Encounters will attract scholars and students of world film and animation studies, children’s culture, and modern Chinese history.
Categories: Performing Arts

An Introduction to Meaning and Purpose in Analytical Psychology

An Introduction to Meaning and Purpose in Analytical Psychology

still the question remains, who is herding whom? Can trust be established? Sixth, 'astride the ox returning home'; the rope is removed, trust established, the man relaxes and plays his flute. He becomes creative. Of the seventh picture, ...

Author: Dale Mathers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134621354

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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This highly original book examines the relationship between analytical psychology and meaning, interpreting human suffering as arising from meaning disorders. Using clinical examples - whether people trapped in patterns of dependence, suffering from psychosomatic diseases, or with personality problems - it shows how, by treating clients' issues as failures of the meaning-making process, one can help them change their own own personal meaning. An Introduction to Meaning and Purpose in Analytical Psychology will make provocative reading for all those in helping professions, including counsellors, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists.
Categories: Psychology

Duke Moore on Zen And Meditation

Duke Moore on Zen And Meditation

Herding The Ox—A series of vignettes that likens the cycle of enlightenment to the story of a boy seeking, finding and herding an ox. The cover of Fighting Spirit of Zen illustrates one of the vignettes, “Riding the Ox Home”.

Author: Raymond Duke Moore

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595357024

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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Now back in print, these two classics by Raymond "Duke" Moore explore the power of Zen and the meditation in the Martial Arts. Fighting Spirit of Zen is Duke's 1974 treatise on how the spirit of Zen relates to the martial arts, and life generally. First published in 1980, Holistic Meditation tells how this powerful technique can help you succeed in your goals. * Jerry Kunzman: "Duke was one of a kind and, like the other 'greats of yesteryear', can never be replaced. But his words and teachings can live forever in his writings." * Rick Alemany: "We were all fortunate to have known Duke. He was way ahead of his time and it was a great loss to the Martial Arts world when he passed." * James Moses: "This text teaches meditation as a skill that can be learned, taught, practiced, and mastered." * Ferol Arce: "Duke always had a twinkle in his eyes, and always made you feel as though you were on the right track with what ever you were trying to accomplish."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Archaeology of Psychotherapy in Korea

Archaeology of Psychotherapy in Korea

Buddhist and Heideggerian scholars also consistently participate in the activities of the Academy. The KAP regularly holds study groups, case presentations and academic symposiums. Ten Ox-herding pictures 십우도 The ten Ox-herding ...

Author: Haeyoung Jeong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317643425

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

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This is the first English book dedicated solely to the historical development of psychotherapy in Korea. It is an archaeological research of literature relating to the care and treatment of mind in Korean history in dialogue with spiritual, philosophical, cultural, social, and medical perspectives. It reviews the evolution of different approaches on mental illnesses covering autochthonous practices, psychiatry, clinical psychology, counseling, Western psychotherapy, and Korean psychotherapy. Archaeology of Psychotherapy in Korea inspects: Folk Treatment First Psychiatry Influence from Clinical Psychology Counselling Development Implementation of Western Psychotherapy Shaping of Korean Psychotherapy Its discussion engages firmly with the Korean culture and perspective while acknowledging various extrinsic influences and the fact that Korean psychotherapy continues to evolve in its own unique manner. It aims to refine the understanding of psychotherapy development in Korea in connection with its historical and social backgrounds, and to interpret a way to highlight the culturally relevant psychotherapy that is more suitable as a Korean psychotherapy better attuned to the distinct cultural and societal expectation of Korea.
Categories: Psychology

Searching for the Light

Searching for the Light

Ox. Herding. Pictures. The fifteen pictures from the two series shown in this book are listed below by their number in the order in which they appear in either the Kaku-an series or the Chinese series (by an unknown artist).

Author: H. Bruce May


ISBN: 9781365366505



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(% ) ShipOo Do The Ox-herding pictures are one of the most popular examples of the various stages one goes through on his or her personal development journey in meditation. The Ox-herding pictures are a series of ten illustrations, ...

Author: Daniel Segarra


ISBN: 9780615150260


Page: 124

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Meditation - The secret to being peaceful and confident anytime anywhere.Is unlike any other book on the subject, it reveals many rarely known meditation techniques that anyone can benefit from whether they are martial artists or not. Drawing from his rich martial arts background including: Tang Soo Do, Soo Bahk Do, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Okinawan, and Indonesian martial arts, Moo Sa Do Kwan™ Master Daniel R. Segarra has authored a unique work.Tang Soo Do and Korean martial arts practitioners will find this work especially rewarding because it includes methods that were practiced by Tang Soo Do/Soo Bahk Do’s founder Grandmaster Hwang Kee. Many of these methods are described here for the first time, and are explained in simple yet scientific terms, not complicated esoteric language.This is a work no martial arts practitioner or anyone interested in self improvement should be without.

Entertainment Computing ICEC 2007

Entertainment Computing   ICEC 2007

The game quest is about herding the Ox. It is a non-linear gameplay, in the sense that the game progresses regardless of the player either progressing towards herding the Ox or getting further away from achieving this.

Author: Lizhuang Ma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540748731

Category: Computers

Page: 482

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2007. The papers are organized in topical sections on augmented, virtual and mixed reality, computer games, image processing, mesh and modeling, digital storytelling and interactive systems, sound, music and creative environments, video processing, rendering, computer animation and networks, game based interfaces, as well as robots and cyber pets.
Categories: Computers

Entertainment Computing ICEC 2006

Entertainment Computing   ICEC 2006

[5] Herding the Ox: Kencho is finally obtained after a long period of disciplinary training. However, the Kencho attained is only a stepping stone towards Satori (see Fig. 4.3). [6] Coming Home on the Ox's Back: The efforts paid off.

Author: Matthias Rauterberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540452591

Category: Computers

Page: 420

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2006. The 17 revised full papers, 17 revised short papers and 28 poster papers presented together with one keynote paper were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers are organized in topical sections on agents, cultural and psychological metrics, transforming broadcast experience, culture, place, play, display technology, authoring tools, object tracking, edutainment, and network games.
Categories: Computers



The complete series of images compares the gradual path to enlightenment to a herding boy's search for his missing ox.The ox represents the Buddha nature within all sentient beings, and the boy represents the practitioner seeking ...

Author: Audrey Yoshiko Seo

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834805750

Category: Art

Page: 170

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The enso, or Zen circle,o is one of the most prevalent images of Zen art, and it has become a symbol of the clean and strong Zen aesthetic - to the point where one sees ensos on everything from screensavers to restaurant menus. Regardless of how it is interpreted, the enso is an expression of the mind of the artist. It is said that the state of the practitioner can be particularly clearly read in the manner of execution of an enso. Here Zen art expert Audrey Yoshiko Seo brings together a collection of the best examples of traditional enso art to show the wonderful variety of the form and its interpretations, from the seventeenth century to the present. Each piece occupies an entire page, with commentary on the facing page. Seo's commentary focuses on the meaning of the art and the historical context in which it was brushed, as well as providing analysis of each artist's technique. Also included are biographies of the artists - many of whom are important Japanese Zen teachers.
Categories: Art



For years I've been meditating on Zen's ancient ox-herding pictures, and now I'm considering how they parallel my relationship to tango in terms of the stages one goes through in learning about Self—or about a dance.

Author: Camille Cusumano

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786726257

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Tango is a memoir by a woman who loved, lost, got mad, and decided to dance. The book traces the author's fall, redemption, and renewal through tango. After a violent encounter with her ex’s new girlfriend, Camille Cusumano decided she had some serious soul-searching to do. She took off for Buenos Aires intending to stay a few short weeks, but when her search for inner peace met with her true passion for tango, she realized she’d need to stay in Argentina indefinitely. Tango chronicles Camille's experience falling in love with a country through the dance that embodies intensity, freedom, and passion—all pivotal to her own process of self-discovery. From the charm of local barrios to savory empanadas, Camille whole-heartedly embraces the ardent culture of Argentina, and soon a month-long escape turns into a year-long personal odyssey. Slowly letting go of her anger through a blend of tango, Zen, and a burgeoning group of friends, she discovers that her fierceness and patience can exist in harmony as she learns how to survive in style when love falls apart.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography