Dogen's Extensive Record : A Translation of the Eihei Koroku

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-16
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Eihei Domacr;gen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Somacr;tomacr; school of Zen, is renowned as one of the world's most remarkable religious thinkers. As Shakespeare does with English, Domacr;gen utterly transforms the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways to point to everything important in the religious life.

Author Biography

Taigen Dan Leighton is a Somacr;tomacr; Zen priest and Dharma successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki and the San Francisco Zen Center. He is the author of several books, including Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Domacr;gen and the Lotus Sutra, and is co-translator and editor of several Zen texts, including Cultivating the Empty Field. He leads the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago. Shohaku Okumura is a Somacr;tomacr; Zen priest and Dharma successor of Komacr;shomacr; Uchiyama Roshi and the former director of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center in San Francisco. He is the author of numerous books and articles related to Domacr;gen and his works including Realizing Genjomacr;komacr;an: The Key to Domacr;gen's Shomacr;bomacr;genzomacr;. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with his family.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Overview of Dōgen's Teaching Careerp. 1
The Move to Echizenp. 7
The Significance of Eihei Kōroku in Dōgen's Writingsp. 9
The Question of Shifts in Dōgen's Teachingsp. 15
Dōgen's Great Disciples and the Spread of Sōtō Zen in Japanp. 19
Other Disciplesp. 25
Dōgen's Use of Kōansp. 27
The Eihei Kōroku Text and Translation Notesp. 32
The Jōdō (Dharma Hall Discourses), Volumes 1-7p. 35
The Shōsan (Informal Meetings) and Hōgo (Dharma Words), Volume 8p. 38
Kōans and Juko (Verse Comments), Volume 9p. 40
The Poems, Volume 10p. 41
Using Eihei Kōroku as a Practice Toolp. 43
Acknowledgmentsp. 47
The Significance of Eihei Kōroku and Its Translationp. 51
Dōgen and Kōansp. 61
"On Reading Eihei Kōroku"p. 69
Eihei Kōroku
Dharma Hall Discourses 1-126 (1236-1243)p. 75
Dharma Hall Discourses 127-184 (1245-1246)p. 151
Dharma Hall Discourses 185-257 (1246-1248)p. 205
Dharma Hall Discourses 258-345 (1248-1249)p. 253
Dharma Hall Discourses 346-413 (1249-1251)p. 311
Dharma Hall Discourses 414-470 (1251)p. 371
Dharma Hall Discourses 471-531 (1251-1252)p. 421
p. 473
Informal Meetings 1-20p. 473
Dharma Words 1-14p. 498
Fukanzazengip. 532
Kōans with Verse Comments 1-90p. 537
Poetryp. 599
Verses of Praise on Portraits 1-5p. 599
[Dōgen's] Verses of Praise on Portraits of Himself 1-20p. 601
Assorted Verses 1-125p. 610
Chronological Index of Dharma Hall Discourses with Datesp. 647
Index and Glossary of Namesp. 653
Pinyin Names with Japanese Transliterations and Kanjip. 685
Index of Translators' Names of Dharma Hall Discoursesp. 691
General Indexp. 707
Selected Bibliographyp. 785
About the Translatorsp. 799
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