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Engaging Dogen's Zen: The Philosophy of Practice as by Tetsuzen Jason M. Wirth,Shudo Brian Schroeder,Kanpu Bret W. PDF

By Tetsuzen Jason M. Wirth,Shudo Brian Schroeder,Kanpu Bret W. Davis

How are the lessons of a thirteenth-century grasp suitable this day? Twenty modern writers unpack Dogen's phrases and express how we will be able to nonetheless locate which means in his teachings.


Zen grasp Dogen, the thirteenth-century founding father of jap Soto Zen Buddhism, is commonly considered as one of many world’s so much notable non secular thinkers. Dogen influence on either eastern and Western Zen Buddhism can't be overstated. His writings, emphasizing the nonduality of perform and enlightenment are tremendously refined, ceaselessly sophisticated—and renownedly demanding to learn on one’s own.

This distinctive number of essays opens up for the reader new pathways for connecting to and making use of Dogen's powerful teachings. a few of Soto Zen’s prime students and practitioners provide a masterfully guided journey of Dogen’s writings, organized round key texts: Shushogi, that is a classical distillation of the full of Dogen’s teachings, and Fukanzazengi, Dogen universal directions for Zen meditation. alongside the best way, the reader will achieve an enriched realizing of the Zen perform and attention, of shikantaza or “just sitting,” and of the essence of Mahayana Buddhism—and a far deeper appreciation of this peerless master.

contains essays from Kosho Itagaki, Taigen Dan Leighton, Tenshin Charles Fletcher, Shudo Brian Schroeder, Glen A. Mazis, David Loy, Drew Leder, Steven DeCaroli, Steve Bein, John Maraldo, Michael Schwartz, Tetsuzen Jason M. Wirth, Leah Kalmanson, Erin Jien McCarthy, Dainen David Putney, Steven Heine, Graham Parkes, Mark Unno, Shudo Brian Schroeder, and Kanpu Bret W. Davis.

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