Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku

Dogen s Extensive Record A Translation of the Eihei Koroku Eihei Dogen the thirteenth 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 does with English Dogen

  • Title: Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku
  • Author: Dōgen Taigen Dan Leighton
  • ISBN: 9780861713059
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth 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 does with English, Dogen utterly transforms the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways to point to everything important in the religious life.He is known for two majorEihei Dogen, the thirteenth 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 does with English, Dogen utterly transforms the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways to point to everything important in the religious life.He is known for two major works The first work, the massive Shobogenzo Treasury of the True Dharma Eye , represents his early teachings and exists in myriad English translations the second work, the Eihei Koroku, is a collection of all his later teachings, including short formal discourses to the monks training at his temple, longer informal talks, and koans with his commentaries, as well as short appreciatory verses on various topics The Shobogenzo has received enormous attention in Western Zen and Western Zen literature, and with the publication of this watershed volume, the Eihei Koroku will surely rise to commensurate stature.Dogen s Extensive Record is the first ever complete and scholarly translation of this monumental work into English and this edition is the first time it has been available in paperback This edition contains extensive and detailed research and annotation by scholars, translators and Zen teachers Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura, as well as forewords by the eighteenth 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, late American Zen master John Daido Loori.

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    D gen Zenji also D gen Kigen , or Eihei D gen , or Koso Joyo Daishi was a Zen Buddhist teacher and the founder of the S t Zen school of Buddhism in Japan.

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  • Biographical notesThere’s a film on him (The life of Zen master Dogen) with an opening scene: a boy [Dogen] and a mother; they talk; she tells him “there’s not much time left”…[she knows she’ll die soon]…”you’ll reach paradise if you place your faith in Buddha”. He replied: “don’t say such a sad thing”. Mother talked about the “paradise,… here and now”; he will acknowledge: “you’re right, you must create paradise here on earth”. It is said that during the mo [...]


  • This is a beautiful translation. Everything about the book is delightful. It goes into such depth and allow such appreciation of the aesthetic involved that it's a real prize. I got the paper back because it's easier to hold than the hardcover and I write in my books when I read them because I use as study material, and I'm just on few pages into the book and my notes are proliferating. I really like this book! John Daido Loori Writes an introduction. He passed away in 2009 so I treasure everyth [...]


  • Over 700 hundred pages of compiled talks, sayings, and writings from the Thirteenth Century master Dogen (founder of the Soto school of Zen).


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