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Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen

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Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters.

Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before.

Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self.

Kazuaki Tanahashi's publications include Penetrating Laughter: Hakuin's Zen and Art, Enku: Sculptor of a Hundred Thousand Buddhas, and Japanese Design Motifs.

Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters. Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self.

Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work, The book also offers a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before.

"Moon in a Dewdrop is empty and clear at the same time, like the reflection of the moon in a drop of water."San Francisco Chronicle

"Kazuaki Tanahashi and his colleagues at the San Francisco Zen Center . . . have given us an accessible and comprehensive Dogen in English."Vajradhatu Sun

"Kazuaki Tanahashi . . . has preserved Dogen's spirit and character in his careful and comprehensive translations."East West

Synopsis:

Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters.

Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before.

Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self.

About the Author

Kazuaki Tanahashi's publications include Penetrating Laughter: Hakuin's Zen and Art, Enku: Sculptor of a Hundred Thousand Buddhas, and Japanese Design Motifs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865471863
Editor:
Tanahashi, Kazuaki
Author:
Tanahashi, Kazuaki
Author:
Unger, Brian
Author:
Brown, E. D.
Author:
Anderson, Reb
Author:
Kotler, Arnold
Author:
Whalen, Philip
Author:
Welch, Dan
Author:
Dogen, Eihei
Author:
Leighton, Daniel
Author:
Thanas, Katherine
Author:
Richmond, Lew
Author:
Aitken, Robert
Author:
Fischer, Norman
Author:
Weitsman, Mel
Author:
Schneider, David
Author:
Dogen
Publisher:
North Point Press
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Doctrines
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Zen literature
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Sotoshu - Doctrines - Early works to 1800
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.37 x 0.965 in

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Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters.

Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before.

Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self.

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