Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo

Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo

Shohaku Okumura


Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen grasp who based the japanese Soto tuition of Zen, is well known as one the world's so much notable non secular geniuses. His works are either richly poetic and deeply insightful and philosophical, pointing to the never-ending depths of Zen exploration. And nearly accurately due to those evidence, Dogen is frequently tricky for readers to appreciate and entirely appreciate.

Realizing Genjokoan is a finished creation to the lessons and method of this nice philosopher, taking us on an intensive guided travel of crucial essay-Genjokoan-in Dogen's seminal paintings, the Shobogenzo. certainly, the Genjokoan is thought of as the head of Dogen's writings, encompassing and encapsulating the essence of all of the remainder of his work.

Our travel advisor for this trip is Shohaku Okumura, a well-known instructor in his personal correct, who has devoted his lifestyles to translating and educating Dogen.

This quantity additionally comprises an creation to Dogen's existence from Hee-Jin Kim's vintage, Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist, with up to date annotations by means of Okumura.

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