Umpan

From Encyclopedia of Buddhism
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a clone.
It is a copy of a Wikipedia article that has not been vetted by our editors.
WP-to-EOB-clone-icon.png

An umpan (umpan (雲版), Chinese: 雲版; pinyin: yún bǎn, literally "cloud plate") is a flat gong, usually bronze, which is rung at mealtime in a Zen monastery. Literally translated as "cloud plate," the umpan is also sounded to "signal other events,"[1] such as a call to the conclusion of zazen.[2] Typically one will find an umpan outside the kitchen (J. kuri) or dining hall area. According to Helen J. Baroni, "Wooden boards (han) hanging on various buildings throughout the temple grounds are sounded simultaneously to alert the members of the community beyond the range of the umpan."[1]

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Baroni, 364
  2. Sogen, xii


References

This article includes content from Umpan on Wikipedia (view authors). License under CC BY-SA 3.0. Wikipedia logo