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

By Dōgen

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"This is a gem of a ebook that succeeds in conveying the heat and compassion of 1 of Buddhism's nice towering figures." (The center means: magazine of the Buddhist Society)

"Leighton and Okumura have rendered Dogen's dense and idiosyncratic language in transparent, energetic, and interesting English. this can be no small accomplishment. All readers will gain tremendously from this extraordinary contribution to the learn of Dogen and Zen Buddhism." (Philosophy East & West)

"This gigantic paintings could be a beneficial asset not only for college students of the Zen instructor Dogen (1200-1253), yet for all scholars of Zen and Buddhism usually. briefly, Leighton and Okumura's translation of Dogen's vast checklist is a worthy contribution to the turning out to be physique of Zen literature to be had in English. It permits Western readers to find a brand new facet of Dogen, the facet he offered to his personal scholars each day. it's going to gift cautious study." (William M. Bodiford, in Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly)

"The many hours of committed paintings [that produced the e-book] could be a lot favored by means of we all now and sooner or later who price Dogen's encouraged writing and talks." (Mel Weitsman, abbot of Berkeley Zen Center)

"This is an important time by way of knowing Dogen within the West, [with] Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura's translation of the Eihei Koroku popping out. individuals are going to work out a wholly diverse sort during this number of Dogen's later teachings." (Steven Heine, Director, Institute of Asian reviews; co-author of Buddhism within the smooth global, within the forum-style article, "Understanding Dogen," in Buddhadharma)

"This new and hefty quantity represents the [previously unseen] different half Dogen's educating. We owe an exceptional debt to Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura for this enormous translation, a exertions of affection and a beneficiant delivering to people who decide to wander past the crushed path." (Inquiring Mind)

About the Author

Eihei Dogen based the japanese Soto college of Zen, and is well known as one of many world's so much outstanding spiritual thinkers. As Shakespeare does with English, Dogen completely transforms the language of Zen, utilizing it in novel and terribly attractive methods in his voluminous writings. Born in 1200 to an aristocratic heritage, he was once ordained a monk within the eastern Tendai institution in his early kids, yet grew to become disappointed with eastern Buddhism. After touring in China from 1223 to 1227, he lower back to introduce to Japan the Soto lineage and the massive physique of Chan instructing tales, or koans, which he had completely mastered. From 1233 to 1243 he taught close to the cultural capital of Kyoto, then in 1243 moved to the distant northern mountains and based the temple Eiheiji, nonetheless one of many headquarter temples of Soto Zen. There, until eventually his disorder and loss of life in 1253, he expert a middle workforce of priests who unfold Soto Zen through the jap nation-state. Dogen's writings are famous for his or her poetic and philosophic intensity, although aimed toward religious practitioners. His significant, giant works are Shobogenzo (True Dharma Eye Treasury) and Eihei Koroku (Dogen's wide Record). even if now not studied for lots of centuries other than Soto students, nowa days Dogen's writings, via translation, became a major a part of the unfold of Buddhism within the West.

Taigen Dan Leighton, Soto Zen priest and successor within the Suzuki Roshi lineage, obtained Dharma Transmission in 2000 from Reb Anderson Roshi and is Dharma instructor at historic Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago. After living for years at San Francisco Zen heart and Tassajara monastery, Taigen additionally practiced for 2 years in Kyoto, Japan. Taigen is writer of Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of artistic Inquiry, Faces of Compassion: vintage Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their glossy Expression, and Visions of Awakening area and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra. He has edited and co-translated a number of Zen texts together with: Dogen's huge list: A Translation of Eihei Koroku, Cultivating the Empty box: The Silent Illumination of Zen grasp Hongzhi, Dogen's natural criteria for the Zen group, and The Wholehearted means, and has contributed to many different books and journals. Taigen teaches on-line at Berkeley Graduate Theological Union, from the place he has a PhD. He has taught at different universities together with Saint Mary's collage, the California Institute of critical experiences, and in Chicago at Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary and Loyola college Chicago. Taigen has lengthy been lively in social justice courses, together with Peace and Environmental Activism.

Shohaku Okumura is a Soto Zen priest and Dharma successor of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi. he's a graduate of Komazawa college and has practiced in Japan at Antaiji, Zuioji, and the Kyoto Soto Zen heart, and in Massachusetts on the Pioneer Valley Zendo. he's the previous director of the Soto Zen Buddhism overseas heart in San Francisco. His formerly released books of translation comprise Shobogenzo Zuimonki, Dogen Zen, Zen Teachings of Homeless Kodo, and establishing the Hand of inspiration. Okumura can also be editor of Dogen Zen and Its Relevance for Our Time and SotoZen. he's the founding instructor of the Sanshin Zen group, established in Bloomington, Indiana, the place he lives together with his family.

John Daido Loori used to be, until eventually his demise in 2009, the religious chief and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, ny. informed in koan Zen in addition to within the sophisticated tuition of grasp Dogen's Zen, he was once the Dharma inheritor of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi. dedicated to conserving real Zen education, he built a particular type, known as the 8 Gates of Zen, in accordance with the noble eightfold course. Drawing on his history as scientist, artist, naturalist, and Zen priest, Abbot Loori used to be an American grasp who spoke on to scholars from the point of view of a standard heritage. His books comprise Mountain list of Zen Talks and the center of Being.

Steven Heine is an expert on eastern faith and society, particularly the heritage of Zen Buddhism and the existence and works of Dogen. He has released dozen books, together with Did Dogen visit China? and Zen dermis, Zen Marrow.

Reb Anderson Roshi moved to San Francisco in 1967 to check Zen Buddhism with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, who ordained him as a clergyman in 1970. when you consider that then, he has persisted to perform on the San Francisco Zen middle, the place he served as abbot from 1986 to 1995 and is now a senior dharma instructor. Anderson Roshi lectures and leads retreats all over the world, and is the writer of hot Smiles from chilly Mountains and Being Upright. He lives along with his friends and family at eco-friendly Dragon Temple, eco-friendly Gulch Farm, close to Muir seashore, in Northern California.

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Placing himself firmly in the latter camp, Morita emphasized the importance of social and cultural congruence in a successful psycho-therapeutic modality – a concern that readers may want to consider in the light of the discussions of nihonjinron offered above. In contrast to Morita’s dismissal of psychoanalysis, his psychiatrist colleague Kosawa Heisaku saw in the life and work of Freud an echo of the pioneering exploration of the inner world for which the founder of the Shin sect of Buddhism, Shinran, was widely celebrated in Japan.

Kondo Kyoichi and Kitanishi Kenji, ‘Kokoro: Morita ryōhō no Kokoro to Iyashi’ [The heart and healing of Morita therapy], in Shintaro Tanabe et al. 129–164. Shiotsuki Ryoko, ‘Hyōi wo Kōteisuru Shakai – Okinawa no Seishin Iryōshi to Shamanism’ [A society that accepts spirit possession: psychiatric history in Okinawa, and Shamanism], in Hyoi no Kindai to Politics [Modern Age of Spirit Possession and Politics] (Tokyo: (Seikyusha, 2007), pp. 197–224. Shimazono Susumu, ‘Sukui kara Iyashi e: Yoshimoto Naikan to sono Shūkyōteki Kigen’ [From salvation to healing: Yoshimoto Naikan therapy and its religious origins], in Shigehiko Araya et al.

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