This final paper asks you to consider how much Zen Buddhism has changed over the centuries with regard to teaching and practice, by examining ideas about meditation based on what you have learned about meditation so far in the course. In this final reflection, you are asked to synthesize ideas from earlier in the course with contemporary Soto Zen interpretations of the purpose of practice. Your conclusion should state whether the following two videos express further development beyond the Heart Sutra and/or Dogen’s teaching, or are simply restating the same ideas from both sources.

This paper should be a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 1000 words. Structure your reflection to flow from paragraph to paragraph, rather than numbering as in the prompt below. State your thesis pro (it has changed dramatically) or con (it has not changed much), and provide evidence from the texts to support your argument. You are not required to do research for this (ignore that portion of the rubric that states 2 scholarly sources), but ALL sources that you do use – if you use any -must be cited properly.

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Get an essay WRITTEN FOR YOU, Plagiarism free, and by an EXPERT!
Order Essay


Please watch the following two videos:

“Zazen is Good for Nothing” by Shohaku Okumura

“Meditation vs. Zazen” by Brad Warner

1) Are these two speakers making different points, or are they coming at the same point in different ways – and what IS/ARE their main point(s)? You may draw upon the meditation videos from earlier in the course.

2) Both of the speakers belong to the Soto lineage established by Dogen; what did Dogen teach about meditation? (Hint: you can find that by looking back through the course if you don’t remember.)

3) Finally, how might we trace some of the ideas expressed in these videos back to what we learned from our study of the Heart Sutra?

Link for video

Homework Market
Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Since all our papers are written from scratch, the papers we submit are plagiarism free and we strictly adhere to lecturer’s instructions. Our writers are highly qualified from all over the world and include graduates and professors from most of the largest and known universities in the world. Once you have assigned us your assignment, we select the most qualified and reliable writer to handle your assignment.

Money-back guarantee

Unlike other writing companies, we encourage clients to draw back their money at any stage of the writing process if they experience any uncertainties with the quality of generated content. However, you will hardly have to make this decision because of our business approach that suits your needs.

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

We have an advanced plagiarism-detection system that flags any work that fails to meet the required academic expectations. Our company thrives in honesty, and as such, you will be guaranteed to achieve a paper that meets your expectations.

Timely delivery of urgent papers

At homeworkpaper.org we have online agents that you can chat with to have your assignment taken care of with the little remaining time. Also, we have professional academic writers who will work on your assignment providing you with a high-quality paper at the same time. We can take care of your urgent assignments in less than 5 hours.

Privacy policy

We uphold confidentiality and privacy through our interactions with clients, an aspect that has enhanced our relationship with prospective customers seeking for assignment help. We do not disclose your information with third-parties; neither do we share your work with any other person apart from you.

We do not offer pre-written essays

We do not resell previously-done tasks delivered to other clients. When we deliver orders to our clients, we safeguard their privacy and confidentiality by ensuring the third party does not access the work. By writing the papers from scratch, we have managed to maintain a certain level of originality, which defines our business model. Our qualified editors proofread all submitted work to eliminate mistakes that can interfere with the credibility of the assignment.

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages