This short reaction paper, of one page in length, provides an opportunity for you to

critique a representation of the Zen tradition found in current popular media. These

representations may include film, images, writings, tv shows, or other media. Students

should analyze this media and reflect on its accuracy (or lack thereof) in representing

the Zen tradition, the implications of that representation, and its connections to

“narrative” as a device for delivering information about the tradition. Students should

seek approval from me regarding their choice of media prior to starting the