Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogens Shobogenzo
by Shohaku Okumura (9780861716012)

Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogens Shobogenzo
 
Shohaku Okumura
Release Date: 01 August 2010
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
Category: Zen Buddhism
ISBN: 9780861716012
ISBN-10: 0861716019



Eihei Dogen Zenji, the 13th-century Zen master central to bringing Zen from China and helping it take root in Japan, is renowned as one the world's most remarkable religious geniuses. His works are both richly poetic and deeply insightful and philosophical, pointing to the endless depths of Zen exploration. And almost precisely because of these facts, Dogen is often difficult for readers to understand and fully appreciate. Realizing Genjokoan is a comprehensive introduction to the teachings and approach of this great thinker, taking us on a thorough guided tour of the most important essay — the Genjokoan — in Dogen's most significant work, called the Shobogenzo. Indeed, the Genjokoan is regarded as the pinnacle of Dogen's writings, encompassing and encapsulating the essence of all the rest of his work. This volume also includes an introduction to Dogen's life from Hee-Jim Kim.

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