Master Dogen's Zazen Meditation Handbook: A Translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa: A Discourse on the Practice of Zazen
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April 19, 2022
5.3 X 7.7 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Eihei Dogen (1200-1253) was the founder of the Soto Zen school in Japan. A prolific writer, his masterwork, the 95-chapter Treasure of the True Dharma Eye (Shobogenzo)--of which Bendowa comprises the opening chapter--is considered one of the seminal works in Buddhist literature and a classic among religious and spiritual writings. Kosho Uchiyama Roshi (1912-1998) was one of the great Zen masters of the twentieth century. A Soto priest, origami master and abbot of Antai-ji temple near Kyoto, he was the author of more than 20 books on Zen Buddhism and origami, including the classic work Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice. Shohaku Okamura is a priest and dharma successor of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi. He has practiced at Antai-ji and Zuio-ji temples in Japan; the Pioneer Valley Zendo in Massachusetts and the Kyoto Soto Zen Center. His previously published books are: Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community: A Translation of Eihei Shingi; Opening the Hand of Thought; Shikan Taza: An Introdution to Zazen; Shobogenzo Zuimonki: Sayings of Eihei Dogen Zenji; Dogen Zen; and Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo. Okamura Sensei, formerly head teacher at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, is currently the director of the North American Soto School in Los Angeles. Taigen Daniel Leighton is a priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. He has practiced at the New York and San Francisco Zen Centers, was head monk at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and practiced for two years in Japan. He is co-translator of Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi; Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community: A Translation of Eihei Shingi; and Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen; and is the author of Bodhisattva Archetypes: Classic Buddhist Guides to Awakening and Their Modern Expression. He currently teaches at the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Muir Beach, California and at the Institute of Buddhist Studies at the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union.