Essays Tagged: "monks"

Mind over Matter

and one can be at peace and harmony with the world and all who reside in it. A practice that helps monks achieve this enlightened state is meditation. By clearing the mind of mundane clutter and dist ... us beings at heart and so normally work better in the presence of brethren. Along with one's fellow monks, the abbot and preceptor's help guide and direct the learning of the monks. They offer subtle ...

(5 pages) 133 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Zen in the Influence of Zen Buddhism on Samurai warriors

al arts of the samurai class.Somewhere along the line, the samurai realized the ease with which the monks of Zen Buddhism dealt with issues such as mortality and then began to seek these methods of di ...

(1 pages) 115 0 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Gregor Johan Mendel

n Monastery of St. Thomas atBrunn.The Augustinian monastery was established in Moravia in 1350. The monks at themonastery included philosophers, a musicologist, mathematicians, mineralogists andbotani ...

(2 pages) 57 0 1.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

"Galileo's Daughter" by Dava Sobel.

and astronomy today.Galileo Galilei was born near Pisa, on February 15, 1564. Galileo was taught by monks at Vallombrosa and then entered the University of Pisa in 1581 to study medicine. As a young m ...

(5 pages) 60 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The origins of the Knights Templar and their effect on Christianity. It includes interesting facts and some personal reflection.

wards and land but they chose the contrary.Noteworthy about the knights is that they were more like monks than like warriors. They took three perpetual vows, just one crusaders vow, and promised to fo ...

(4 pages) 75 2 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Medievil Society in Relationship to The Name of The Rose by Umberto Eco and The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis. A comparisson of the two books and how they relate to medievil history.

llage life and monastery life respectively.The monasteries were the center of life for a lot of the monks in the Middle Ages. Monastery life also called monasticism, rose from small groups of devout C ... mselves to try to gain holiness. Shortly there after leaders sprang up and laid down rules that the monks could not injure themselves anymore they had to start up manual labor instead. The principal f ...

(8 pages) 88 2 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Religions in China

do know that there are 9500 temples, monasteries and convents throughout the country, run by 170000 monks and nuns.Lamaism is found mainly among such minorities as Tibetans, Mongols and Tu, Naxi, Pumi ... not known. Six hundred Taoist temples are opened to the public across China, and about 6000 Taoist monks and nuns live and worship in them. The Taoist Association of China was founded in 1957 and run ...

(25 pages) 316 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Discuss the evolution of musical notation throughout the Medieval period. This essay includes reference to the Medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen.

this was far from reliable. The most common form of music performed was the praising of the Lord by monks in a monastery by means of chant. It was at this point, when music was becoming more of an art ... han one church. It was thought that with many monasteries all knowing the same music it would allow monks to worship God more fully.The first development of such notation was using what was known as " ...

(5 pages) 243 5 4.4 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Buddhism: Case Study - Continuity, Change and Globalisation in Buddhsim.

ly natural predisposition of males to want to dominate. At the Nan Tien Temple, we did not see many monks around because they were elsewhere, doing more important things, the nuns were left to teach t ... ing would think that this would detract from any genuineness of the ideology of light, the nuns and monks accepted it as the way of life, as technology is indeed a way of life for most of us. One thin ...

(3 pages) 101 1 1.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

A Comparison of Celtic and Gallic culture .

ata on that culture. One is the collection of folk tales, myths and sagas that were written down by monks after centuries of retelling. The other is a collection of anthropological notes written by Ju ...

(5 pages) 69 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco.

o all that would plan on entering.Jorge felt that his mission was to protect the populace of the monks from the evil created by the philosopher Aristotle, for fear that his book of "comedy" would ... r William encounters and reveals three connections at the monastery while probing the deaths of the monks. The monopoly of knowledge, commercial competition and communication changes which bring abou ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse.

t is a very important quote, it changed Siddhartha's life plan completely, and it was something the monks talked a lot about. Balance is a very important thing in this movie and life its self. The que ... mple of this stressful, unenlightened lifestyle is comparing the two extremes to the relaxation the monks give off. When the monks are on the screen, their calmness emonates to the audience. They are ...

(4 pages) 38 0 0.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This essay analyzes Voltaire's ideas on reform through his novel Candide. He is for reform and this essay shows examples of why.

taire attacks hypocrisy, most prevalent in religion, and displays the cruel actions of the priests, monks, and other religious leaders. When Cunegonde and Candide are reunited for the first time, Cune ... e monk left then nothing (Voltaire, 47). In this incident, Voltaire is satirizing the morals of the monks. The monks are supposed to give up riches and pleasures, but here is an example of a monk who ...

(6 pages) 111 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

This essay is about the corruption of the papacy in the Middle Ages.

from the clergy. The clergy are church officials who are divided into two classes. The first class, monks and nuns, lived in accordance to a recognized religious rule, and remained secluded from the o ... he importance of community life and prayer, as well as the oath of poverty, became obsolete as many monks retained inherited estates and acquired wealth. This directly violates all that a clergyman em ...

(7 pages) 147 1 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Why Charlemagne is the most influential person of the middle ages

urrounding himself scholars. On top of that, he opened a palace school, expanded libraries, ordered monks to make handwritten copies of Latin books, and demanded the creation of more monasteries. At t ...

(2 pages) 75 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The arts (painting, music, literature etc.) reveal the otherwise hidden ideas and impulses of a society.

the world, that cannot be seen through open eyes. Consider the frescoes of Fra Angelico and others monks and nuns of medieval period, who sought primarily through their representations of Madonna and ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

The Oprichnina This essay is about the oprichnina in Russian during Ivan the terrible's reign. It goes over what they did and why they were created

ed a special force of men known as the Oprichnina, loyal directly to him. Although they looked like monks wearing black and riding black horses, they were violent and are similar to modern day gangste ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Heroism displayed in the epic novel of BEOWULF and Sir Gawain. This essay compares and contrasts these two characters and defines what makes a true hero.

Beowulf was written in the eighth century by monks. The word Beowulf means bee-hunter. It was the first book ever written. The Norse tale is prin ...

(4 pages) 57 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Executions as a theme throughout A Tale of Two Cities

, and his body burned alive, because he had not kneeled down to do his do honour to a procession of monks which passed within his view, at a distance of some fifty of sixty yards." (page 2)The dilemma ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Dress in middle age

ly in a higher class. In The Canterbury Tales, the color of clothes is mostly dark colors including Monks, but Restoration period uses brighter colors which remind me enlighten and party peoples. ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History