The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master (Paperback)

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By Kazuaki Tanahashi (Editor), Peter Levitt (Editor)
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These pithy and powerful readings provide a perfect introduction to the teachings of Zen master Dogen—and will inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions
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.

About the Author

Kazuaki Tanahashi, a Japanese-trained calligrapher, is the pioneers of the genre of ‘one stroke painting’ as well as the creator of multicolor enso (Zen circles). His brushwork has been shown in solo exhibitions in galleries, museums, and universities all over the world. Tanahashi has edited several books of Dogen’s writing and is also the author of Brush Mind.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611800418
ISBN-10: 1611800412
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: April 30th, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English