Being-Time: A Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Shobogenzo Uji

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Wisdom Publications
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6.0 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Shinshu Roberts is a Dharma Heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman, abbot of Berkeley Zen Center and in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She received her priest training at San Francisco Zen Center and from the North American branch of the Japanese Soto School. She has been appointed Kokusaifukyoshi (International Dharma Teacher) by the Shumucho (Japanese Soto Administration). She co-founded Ocean Gate Zen Center in Capitola, CA with her spouse Jaku Kinst.

Norman Fischer has been a Zen Buddhist priest for nearly 30 years, serving as abbot for the San Francisco Zen Center from 1995-2000. Founder and teacher of the Everyday Zen Foundation, he is one of the most highly respected Zen teachers in America, regularly leading Zen Buddhist retreats and events. He has published seventeen books of poetry and six books on Zen.


"This book is a great achievement. Articulate, nuanced, and wonderful."--Jan Chozen Bays, author of Mindfulness on the Go
"In Being-Time, Shinshu Roberts gives us a wise, kind and wonderfully patient guide to one of Dogen's most important and enigmatic texts. Now, more than ever, these profound old teachings are relevant to our lives in the here and now. This is a book I will treasure and return to time and time again."--Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being
"A powerful and compelling reflection on one of the great Zen texts by Eihei Dogen, founder of Japanese Soto Zen, and one of the signal Mahayana Zen figures. Shinshu Roberts brings intelligence, grace, and a fully lived life to this book. Both scholarly and intimate, I recommend this book to anyone hoping to delve more deeply into the Zen Way."--James Ishmael Ford, author of Introduction to Zen Koans
"This book is one of the excellent fruits of American Zen. I deeply appreciate Shinshu's work."--Shohaku Okumura, author of Realizing Genjokoan