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Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogenýs Shobogenzo
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wisdom Pubns
Publication date June 1, 2010
Pages 296
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780861716012
ISBN-10 0861716019
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details religious
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto school of Zen, 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-Genjokoan-in Dogen's seminal work, 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.

Our tour guide for this journey is Shohaku Okumura, a prominent teacher in his own right, who has dedicated his life to translating and teaching Dogen.

This volume also includes an introduction to Dogen's life from Hee-Jin Kim's classic, Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist, with updated annotations by Okumura.

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