The True Dharma Eye

Author: John Daido Loori
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482311X
Release Date: 2009-08-11
Genre: Religion

A collection of three hundred koans compiled by Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of Soto Zen in Japan, this book presents readers with a uniquely contemporary perspective on his profound teachings and their relevance for modern Western practitioners of Zen. Following the traditional format for koan collections, John Daido Loori Roshi, an American Zen master, has added his own commentary and accompanying verse for each of Dogen’s koans. Zen students and scholars will find The True Dharma Eye to be a source of deep insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest religious thinkers, as well as the practice of koan study itself.

Don t Be a Jerk

Author: Brad Warner
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608683888
Release Date: 2016-02-15
Genre: Religion

The Shōbōgenzō (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered eight-hundred-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dōgen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand and daunting to read. In Don’t Be a Jerk, Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dōgen’s teachings to modern times. While entertaining and sometimes irreverent, Warner is also an astute scholar who sees in Dōgen very modern psychological concepts, as well as insights on such topics as feminism and reincarnation. Warner even shows that Dōgen offered a “Middle Way” in the currently raging debate between science and religion. For curious readers worried that Dōgen’s teachings are too philosophically opaque, Don’t Be a Jerk is hilarious, understandable, and wise.

Master Dogen s Shobogenzo

Author: Chodo Cross
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1419622579
Release Date: 2006-05-10
Genre: Philosophy

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.'

It Came from Beyond Zen

Author: Brad Warner
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608685110
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Philosophy

Vol. 2 of Brad Warner’s Radical but Reverent Paraphrasing of Dogen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye In Japan in 1253, one of the great thinkers of his time died — and the world barely noticed. That man was the Zen monk Eihei Dogen. For centuries his main work, Shobogenzo, languished in obscurity, locked away in remote monasteries until scholars rediscovered it in the twentieth century. What took so long? In Brad Warner’s view, Dogen was too ahead of his time to find an appreciative audience. To bring Dogen’s work to a bigger readership, Warner began paraphrasing Shobogenzo, recasting it in simple, everyday language. The first part of this project resulted in Don’t Be a Jerk, and now Warner presents this second volume, It Came from Beyond Zen! Once again, Warner uses wry humor and incisive commentary to bridge the gap between past and present, making Dogen’s words clearer and more relevant than ever before.

Moon in a Dewdrop

Author: Eihei Dogen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 086547186X
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Philosophy

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.

The Essential Dogen

Author: Kazuaki Tanahashi
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834828476
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Philosophy

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.

Heart of Dogen s Shobogenzo The

Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791489338
Release Date: 2010-03-29
Genre: Religion

Two of Dogen's most esteemed translators provide key chapters from his Zen masterpiece, the Shobogenzo, in English with annotations to guide the reader.

Beyond Thinking

Author: Dogen
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823426
Release Date: 2004-04-27
Genre: Religion

Spiritual practice is not some kind of striving to produce enlightenment, but an expression of the enlightenment already inherent in all things: Such is the Zen teaching of Dogen Zenji (1200–1253) whose profound writings have been studied and revered for more than seven hundred years, influencing practitioners far beyond his native Japan and the Soto school he is credited with founding. In focusing on Dogen's most practical words of instruction and encouragement for Zen students, this new collection highlights the timelessness of his teaching and shows it to be as applicable to anyone today as it was in the great teacher's own time. Selections include Dogen's famous meditation instructions; his advice on the practice of zazen, or sitting meditation; guidelines for community life; and some of his most inspirational talks. Also included are a bibliography and an extensive glossary.

Dogen s Extensive Record

Author: Eihei Dogen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780861716708
Release Date: 2010-03-16
Genre: Philosophy

Eihei Dogen, the 13th-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto School of Zen, is renowned as one of the world's most remarkable religious thinkers. As Shakespeare did with English, Dogen utterly transformed the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways to point to everything important in religious life. Dogen's Extensive Record is the first-ever complete and scholarly translation of this monumental work into English. This edition contains extensive and detailed research and annotation by scholar, translator, and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton, as well as forewords by the 18th-century poet-monk Ryokan and Tenshin Reb Anderson, former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center ? plus introductory essays from Dogen scholar Steven Heine and the prominent American Zen master John Daido Loori.

Sit Down and Shut Up

Author: Brad Warner
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317718
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Religion

In 2003, Brad Warner blew the top off the Buddhist book world with his irreverent autobiography/manifesto, Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth about Reality. Now in his second book, Sit Down and Shut Up, Brad tackles one of the great works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo, by thirteenth-century Zen master Dogen. Illuminating Dogen’s enigmatic teachings in plain language, Brad intertwines musings on sex, meditation, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the punk rock ethos. In chapters such as “Evil Is Stupid,” “Kill Your Anger,” and “Enlightenment Is for Sissies,” Brad melds the antiauthoritarianism of punk with that of Zen, mixing in a travelogue of his triumphant return to Ohio to play in a reunion concert of Akron punk bands. For those drawn to Buddhist teachings but scared off by their stiff austerity, Brad writes with a sharp smack of truth, in teachings and stories that cut to the heart of reality.

How to Raise an Ox

Author: Francis Harold Cook
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780861713172
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Philosophy

Thirteenth-century Zen Master Eihei Dogen has been unanimously acknowledged by Japanese and Western scholars alike as Japan's foremost philosopher. Now Francis Dojun Cook, a Dogen scholar for many years, has translated ten practice-oriented chapters of Master Dogen's masterwork, the Shobogenzo ("Treasury of the True Dharma Eye"), in which he discusses what is involved in the wholehearted, moment-to-moment practice of Zen, with numerous examples from the lives of past masters.

The Zen poetry of D gen

Author: Dōgen
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: UOM:39015040037841
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Poetry

Although best known for zazen meditation, Dogen felt that poetry could act as a complement to the enlightenment experience, and this collection beautifully confirms this belief. Dogen scholar Steven Heine provides clear and revealing translations that capture Dogen's unique voice, echoing the master's Zen naturalist and aesthetic philosophy. More than a collection of enlightened poetry, this collection will appeal to both students and non-students of Buddhism alike.

The sh b genz or The treasure house of the eye of the true teachings

Author: Dōgen
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110788119
Release Date: 1996-09-01
Genre: Philosophy

The Shobogenzo is a collection of writings by the firstJapanese Soto Zen Buddhist Ancestor, Great Master Eihei Dogen, based primarily on formal Dharma talks which he gave to his disciples. This translation draws upon both the monastic and scholarly training of the translator and editor and aims to make the depth of Dogen's voicing of the Dharma accessible to western readers.

Master Dogen s Shinji Shobogenzo

Author: Gudo Wafu Nishijima
ISBN: 0956299911
Release Date: 2009-08-01

The Shinji Shobogenzo is a marvelous collection of 301 Zen koan stories in three volumes that the Japanese Buddhist master Dogen collected during his four-year stay in China. The stories were written in Chinese, and are records of conversations between Buddhist masters and their students. Dogen used many of these stories as the basis for his formal lectures in his major work, the Shobogenzo. The Shinji Shobogenzo is an essential collection that encompasses many of the well-known koan stories, with many interesting and less familiar ones, together with the comments of a contemporary Buddhist master renowned for his clear and no-nonsense approach. Gudo Nishijima Roshi has published a complete translation and commentary on the stories in Japanese, and he first dictated an English translation to three of his students in the early 1980s, together with a commentary on each story, which was produced in three volumes. Only the first of the three volumes was published, but it is now long out of print. This new and completely revised version comprises all three volumes in one edition, together with Nishijimas refreshingly down-to-earth explanations of the stories.

Did D gen Go to China

Author: Steven Heine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198041632
Release Date: 2006-05-25
Genre: Religion

D?gen (1200-1253), the founder of the S?t? Zen sect in Japan, is especially known for introducing to Japanese Buddhism many of the texts and practices that he discovered in China. Heine reconstructs the context of D?gen's travels to and reflections on China by means of a critical look at traditional sources both by and about D?gen in light of recent Japanese scholarship. While many studies emphasize the unique features of D?gen's Japanese influences, this book calls attention to the way Chinese and Japanese elements were fused in D?gen's religious vision. It reveals many new materials and insights into Dogen's main writings, including the multiple editions of the Sh?b?genz?, and how and when this seminal text was created by D?gen and was edited and interpreted by his disciples. This book is the culmination of the author's thirty years of research on D?gen and provides the reader with a comprehensive approach to the master's life works and an understanding of the overall career trajectory of one of the most important figures in the history of Buddhism and Asian religious thought.