Interakce křesťanství a zenové buddhistické školy Sanbó Kjódan

  • Miloš Hrdý
Keywords: Christianity, Buddhism, Zen, meditation, kensho, Sanbo Kyodan, Haku'un Ryoko Yasutani, Koun Yamada, Hugo Makibi Nomiya-Lassalle, Willigis Jaeger, Ama Samy


The Sanbo Kyodan is a contemporary school of Zen that was founded
by Yasutani Haku’un Roshi in 1954. Sanbo Kyodan has exerted considerable influence
in the development of Zen in the West. Most important for the development
of Sanbo Kyodan was Yasutani Roshi’s successor, Yamada Koun Roshi. He attracted
a number of Western students, many of whom were Christian’s priests and nuns.
The paper aims to describe the Christian Zen movement influenced by Sanbo
Kyodan. Essential is the work of the most important Yamada Koun’s students
and verified Zen teachers. Among them were three Roman Catholic priests, Hugo
M. Enomiya-Lassalle SJ, Ama Samy SJ and Willigis Jäger OSB, who went on to
become leading figures in the Christian Zen movement. The paper attempts to characterize
their understanding of the relation between Zen and Christianity including
differences among them.