Master Dogen's Zazen Meditation Handbook
Eihei Dogen; Kosho Uchiyama Roshi (Commentaries by); Shohaku Okumura (Translator); Taigen Daniel Leighton (Translator)
Dogen's famous text on Zen practice comes alive in the hands of a modern meditation master. --Carl Biefeldt, Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University and author of Dogen's Manuals of Zen MeditationThis is the definitive English translation of a foundational work of Zen Buddhism--the Bendowa (On the Endeavor of the Way) by Eihei Dogen, founder of the Soto school of Zen in Japan. Written in 1231, it contains the master's essential teachings on zazen, or seated meditation, which is the fundamental pathway to Buddhist enlightenment. The first part of the book introduces the notion of wondrous dharma and looks at the role of the individual to society and notions of time and interconnection. The second part of the work is cast in the form of a dialogue, the Q&A format offering answers to questions a Zen novice might pose regarding the paths to enlightenment:
- How can passively sitting being a means of attaining enlightenment?
- Why is sitting so key to meditation?
- Can seated meditation be combined with other practices?
- How can I maintain a practice that accords with my other responsibilities in life?
Publication Date: 19-Apr-2022
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing