This article examines the traditional, ancient Buddhist story tradition of jataka tales - tales of the Buddha's former births. And it connects the jataka tradition with contemporary Zen Buddhist practice, as well as with the role of deep imagination in the art of storytelling and its function in our lives today.
"Past Lives: Entering the Buddhist Imagination,"
Storytelling, Self, Society:
3, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol6/iss3/3