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Enlightenment unfolds : the essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen
Dōgen, 1200-1253.
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Boston, Mass. : Shambhala, 1999.
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viii, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Emergence of the true dharma eye, 1223-1235 -- Raising sages, 1235-1246 -- Great awakened ones, 1243-1246 -- Eternal peace, 1246-1253.
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BQ9449.D652 D6 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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     Enlightenment Unfoldsis a sequel to Kaz Tanahashi's previous collection,Moon in a Dewdrop,which has become a primary source on Dogen for Western Zen students. Dogen Zenji (1200-1253) is unquestionably the most significant religious figure in Japanese history. Founder of the Soto school of Zen (which emphasizes the practice ofzazenor sitting meditation), he was a prolific writer whose works have remained popular for six hundred years.Enlightenment Unfoldspresents even more of the incisive and inspiring writings of this seminal figure, focusing on essays from his great life work,Treasury of the True Dharma Eye, as well as poems, talks, and correspondence, much of which appears here in English for the first time.      Tanahashi has brought together his own translations of Dogen with those of some of the most respected Zen teachers and writers of our own day, including Reb Anderson, Edward Espe Brown, Norman Fisher, Gil Fronsdal, Blanche Hartman, Jane Hirschfield, Daniel Leighton, Alan Senauke, Katherine Thanas, Mel Weitzman, and Michael Wenger.      

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Library Journal Review

This collection of writings by Dogen, the great 13th-century master and founder of the Soto school of Zen, covers all aspects of spiritual practice, from the significance of robes and rituals to the esoteric nature of the enlightenment experience. It is best suited for larger public and academic collections. (LJ 2/15/99) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.