"This is a gem of a booklet that succeeds in conveying the heat and compassion of 1 of Buddhism's nice towering figures." (The center method: magazine of the Buddhist Society)
"Leighton and Okumura have rendered Dogen's dense and idiosyncratic language in transparent, energetic, and interesting English. this is often no small accomplishment. All readers will profit enormously from this remarkable contribution to the research of Dogen and Zen Buddhism." (Philosophy East & West)
"This immense paintings should be a important asset not only for college students of the Zen instructor Dogen (1200-1253), yet for all scholars of Zen and Buddhism often. briefly, Leighton and Okumura's translation of Dogen's wide checklist is a priceless contribution to the growing 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 provided to his personal scholars every day. it is going to present cautious study." (William M. Bodiford, in Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly)
"The many hours of devoted paintings [that produced the e-book] might be a lot liked by means of we all now and sooner or later who worth 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. everyone is going to work out a completely diversified sort during this number of Dogen's later teachings." (Steven Heine, Director, Institute of Asian stories; co-author of Buddhism within the glossy international, within the forum-style article, "Understanding Dogen," in Buddhadharma)
"This new and hefty quantity represents the [previously unseen] different half Dogen's instructing. We owe an exceptional debt to Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura for this huge translation, a exertions of affection and a beneficiant providing to people who decide to wander past the crushed path." (Inquiring Mind)
About the Author
Eihei Dogen based the japanese Soto tuition of Zen, and is popular as one of many world's such a lot awesome spiritual thinkers. As Shakespeare does with English, Dogen totally transforms the language of Zen, utilizing it in novel and terribly appealing methods in his voluminous writings. Born in 1200 to an aristocratic heritage, he used to be ordained a monk within the eastern Tendai college in his early youth, yet turned disappointed with jap Buddhism. After touring in China from 1223 to 1227, he again to introduce to Japan the Soto lineage and the massive physique of Chan educating 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 dying in 1253, he expert a center team of priests who unfold Soto Zen in the course of the eastern nation-state. Dogen's writings are famous for his or her poetic and philosophic intensity, even though aimed toward religious practitioners. His significant, big works are Shobogenzo (True Dharma Eye Treasury) and Eihei Koroku (Dogen's large Record). even if no longer studied for lots of centuries other than Soto students, nowa days Dogen's writings, via translation, became an immense 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 historical 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 smooth Expression, and Visions of Awakening area and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra. He has edited and co-translated numerous Zen texts together with: Dogen's vast 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 university, the California Institute of crucial experiences, and in Chicago at Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary and Loyola collage 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 collage 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 contain Shobogenzo Zuimonki, Dogen Zen, Zen Teachings of Homeless Kodo, and commencing the Hand of suggestion. Okumura can be editor of Dogen Zen and Its Relevance for Our Time and SotoZen. he's the founding instructor of the Sanshin Zen neighborhood, 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 non secular chief and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, big apple. proficient in koan Zen in addition to within the refined university of grasp Dogen's Zen, he was once the Dharma inheritor of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi. dedicated to protecting genuine Zen education, he built a particular variety, referred to as the 8 Gates of Zen, in response to 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 viewpoint of a standard heritage. His books contain Mountain checklist of Zen Talks and the center of Being.
Steven Heine is an expert on eastern faith and society, specially the historical past of Zen Buddhism and the existence and works of Dogen. He has released dozen books, together with Did Dogen visit China? and Zen pores and skin, 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. considering then, he has endured 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 world wide, 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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A recent collection of Korean Buddhist images registers nineteen extant Koguryŏ Buddhist images, four of which have been identified as Maitreya. The sampling is too small to present conclusive evidence, but an extant inscription suggests a similar type of combination of the cults of Maitreya and Amitābha. The inscription is carved on the back of a gilt-bronze buddha triad, dated to 571, that was discovered in Koksan County, Hwanghae Province. 11 Although some scholars hold that there was confusion in the understanding of the proper relationship between these two figures,12 the cults of Maitreya and Amitābha were not necessarily mutually exclusive.
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