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Did Dogen Go to China?

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305708
eISBN:
9780199784776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the diverse writings of Dōgen (1200-1253), the founder of Sōtō (C. Ts’ao-tung) Zen Buddhism in Japan. Dōgen is especially known for introducing to ... More


Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Taigen Dan Leighton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a ... More


 The Pivotal Lotus Story and Dōgen's Worldview

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Eihei Dōgen (1200-1253), the most prolific writer among the historical Zen masters and considered the founder of the Soto Zen tradition in Japan. Examples of ... More


 Hermeneutics and Discourse Styles in Studies of the Lotus Sutra and Dōgen

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a range of hermeneutical and methodological considerations related to Dōgen and the Lotus Sutra, discussing approaches particularly relevant to Dōgen: skillful means; Tathāgata ... More


 Selected East Asian Interpretations of the Story

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces responses and commentaries to the Lotus Sutra, especially to Chapters 15 and 16, from a series of prominent East Asian Buddhist teachers. Included are early Chinese teachers ... More


 Dōgen's Interpretations of This Lotus Sutra Story

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter gives a close reading of a range of references throughout Dōgen's writings on Lotus Sutra Chapters 15 and 16, organized in terms of earth, space, and time. It also looks in to how Dōgen ... More


 Dōgen's View of Earth, Space, and Time Seen in Mahāyāna Context

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Mahāyāna imagery concerning earth and space, and their confluence and related Buddhist backgrounds on temporality, and how these may have served as a wider context for Dōgen's ... More


Afterword: Implications of Dōgen's Mahāyāna Worldview

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This Afterword speculates about the potential implications of Dōgen's Mahāyāna worldview to contemporary 21st-century concerns. These include making parallels to modern cutting-edge physics and ... More


Dōgen: Textual and Historical Studies

Steven Heine (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754465
eISBN:
9780199932801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754465.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this book scholars of Buddhism from both sides of the Pacific explore the life and thought of Zen Master Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of the Japanese Soto sect. Through both textual and ... More


Dōgen, Zen Master, Zen Disciple: Transmitter or Transgressor?

Steven Heine

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chan/Zen Buddhism is a tradition known for the transmission of lineages whereby a current master at once pays obeisance to and severely criticizes the patriarchs. East Asian training traditions ... More


The Zen of Books and Practice: The Life of Menzan Zuihō and His Reformation of Sōtō Zen

David Riggs

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Menzan Zuihō (1683–1769) was one of the most illustrious writers and reformers of the Tokugawa period. However, despite his accomplishments, Menzan is not remembered in Sōtō Zen circles as an ... More


 Is Dōgen's Eiheiji Temple “Mt. T'ien‐t'ung East”?: Geo‐Ritual Perspectives on the Transition from Chinese Ch'an to Japanese Zen

Steven Heine

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 approaches the formative period of the establishment of Zen ritual in Japan based on sources from China by way of the sacred space within which it is conducted. Although it has long been ... More


 Zazen as an Enactment Ritual

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 addresses what many today would consider the central ritual of Zen—zazen—or seated meditation. Although zazen is commonly understood by way of instrumental logic as a means or method for ... More


An Analysis of Dōgen's Eihei Goroku: Distillation or Distortion?

Steven Heine

Dale S. Wright (ed.)

in Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175257
eISBN:
9780199784608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175255.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes whether the abbreviated text, Eihei Goroku, represents an effective distillation or a contrived distortion of the source materials. The two main works by Dōgen are the ... More


“Rules of Purity” in Japanese Zen

T. Griffith Foulk

Dale S. Wright (ed.)

in Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175257
eISBN:
9780199784608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175255.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter outlines the history of the Japanese Zen appropriation and adaptation of Chinese rules of purity attributed to master Baizhang, from the Kamakura period down to the present. The ... More


Meditation for Laymen and Laywomen: The Buddha Samādhi (Jijuyū Zanmai) of Menzan Zuihō

David E. Riggs

Dale S. Wright (ed.)

in Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195175257
eISBN:
9780199784608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175255.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The text that is discussed in this chapter is about meditative practice and it confronts this misunderstanding in its very title, which emphasizes the ultimate realm of the awakening of the Buddha, ... More


Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Tetsuro Watsuji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In 1223 the monk Dōgen Kigen (1200–1253) came to the conclusion that Japanese Buddhism had become hopelessly corrupt. He undertook a dangerous pilgrimage to China to bring back a purer form of ... More


Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Pamela D. Winfield

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199753581
eISBN:
9780199332519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753581.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study crosses the disciplinary lines of religious studies and art history/visual studies as it juxtaposes and qualifies two representative voices for and against the role of imagery in the ... More


Dōgen Studies on Both Sides of the Pacific

Steven Heine

in Dōgen: Textual and Historical Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754465
eISBN:
9780199932801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754465.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter first sets out the primary purpose of the book, which is to inform the reader regarding the nature of Zen Master Dōgen's writings as a whole, including various versions of ... More


Mysticism and Zen Buddhism: Dōgen

S.J. William Harmless

in Mystics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300383
eISBN:
9780199851560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300383.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of Sōtō Zen and Japan's finest spiritual writer. The term zen as Dōgen once noted, is short for zazen which means “seated meditation”. Zen is thus ... More


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