the essential dogen writings of the great zen master

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The Essential Dogen

Author : Kazuaki Tanahashi
ISBN : 9780834828476
Genre : Philosophy
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Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, is one of the greatest religious, philosophical, and literary geniuses of Japan. His writings have been studied by Zen students for centuries, particularly his masterwork, Shobo Genzo or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. This is the first book to offer the great master’s incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works. The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen—and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.

Moon In A Dewdrop

Author : Eihei Dogen
ISBN : 086547186X
Genre : Philosophy
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Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters. Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before. Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self.

Basic Physics

Author : Rupa Science Series
ISBN : 8129118335
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Enlightenment Unfolds

Author : Kazuaki Tanahashi
ISBN : 9780834823945
Genre : Religion
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Enlightenment Unfolds is a sequel to Kaz Tanahashi's previous collection, Moon in a Dewdrop, which has become a primary source on Dogen for Western Zen students. Dogen Zenji (1200–1253) is unquestionably the most significant religious figure in Japanese history. Founder of the Soto school of Zen (which emphasizes the practice of zazen or sitting meditation), he was a prolific writer whose works have remained popular for six hundred years. Enlightenment Unfolds presents even more of the incisive and inspiring writings of this seminal figure, focusing on essays from his great life work, Treasury of the True Dharma Eye, as well as poems, talks, and correspondence, much of which appears here in English for the first time. Tanahashi has brought together his own translations of Dogen with those of some of the most respected Zen teachers and writers of our own day, including Reb Anderson, Edward Espe Brown, Norman Fisher, Gil Fronsdal, Blanche Hartman, Jane Hirschfield, Daniel Leighton, Alan Senauke, Katherine Thanas, Mel Weitzman, and Michael Wenger.

Beyond Thinking

Author : Dōgen
ISBN : 9781590300244
Genre : Religion
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Eiehi Dogen (1200-1253) is a towering intellectual and spiritual figure in Zen whose writings and recorded talks have been read and studied for the last 750 years. Dogen's principal works have appeared in English translation before, but never in a collection like this, which pulls together his best, most practical and accessible teachings especially useful to those who meditate. BEYOND THINKING features Dogen's classic meditation instructions; his advice on the practice of zazen, or sitting meditation; guide- lines for community life; and some of his most inspirational talks. BEYOND THINKING enables modern- day people to learn meditation practice directly from one of the great figures of Zen history- demonstrating that the "classics" can be just as accessible as books by contemporary teachers. The translations have been done by some of the most prominent American Zen teachers, including the renowned poet Philip Whalen; Reb Anderson, author of WARM SMILES FROM COLD MOUNTAINS ; Edward Espe Brown, editor of NOT ALWAYS SO: PRACTICING THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ZEN; Norman Fischer, author of OPENING TO YOU: ZEN- INSPIRED TRANSLATIONS OF THE PSALMS, and Kazuaki Tanahashi. BEYOND THINKING also includes a bibliography and an extensive glossary.

Rational Zen

Author : Thomas Cleary
ISBN : 1570626340
Genre : Religion
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Zen has often been portrayed as being illogical and mystifying, even aimed at the destruction of the rational intellect. These new translations of the thirteenth-century Zen master Dogenandmdash;one of most original and important Zen writersandmdash;illustrate the rational side of Zen, which has been obscured through the centuries, tainting people's understanding of it. Rational Zen consists of enlightening selections from Dogen's two masterworks, andquot;Treasury of Eyes of True Teachingandquot; (the famed Shobogenzo, Japan's most sophisticated philosophical work) and andquot;Universal Book of Eternal Peace,andquot; which until now has been unavailable in English. The translator also provides explanations of the inner meanings of Dogen's writings and sayingsandmdash;the first commentaries of their kind of English. A compendium of authentic source materials further enhances the reader's insight into Dogen's methods, linking them to the great classical traditions of Buddhism that ultimately flowered in Zen.

Master Dogen S Shobogenzo

Author : Chodo Cross
ISBN : 1419622579
Genre : Philosophy
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This translation, supported by the Japan Foundation, makes a strong claim to be the definitive translation of the 95 chapter edition of Shobogenzo, the essential Japanese Buddhist text, written in the 13th century by Zen Master Dogen. Following Shobogenzo Books 1 and 2, the third book in this four-volume set contains chapters 42 to 72 from the 95-chapter edition, including: Tsuki (The Moon); Kuge (Flowers in Space); Mujo Seppo (All Things and Phenomena Preach Dharma); Kajo (Daily Life); and Zanmai-O-Zanmai (Samadhi, King of Samadhis). Book 3 maintains the highest standards of translation, with a clear style that rigorously follows the original words of Master Dogen. 'The first Patriarch, the Venerable Bodhidharma, after arriving from the west, passed nine years facing the wall at Shorin-ji temple on Shoshitsu-ho peak in the Sugaku mountains, sitting in Zazen in the lotus posture. From that time through to today, brains and eyes have pervaded China. The lifeblood of the first Patriarch is only the practice of sitting in the full lotus posture.'

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