Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation by Carl Bielefeldt

By Carl Bielefeldt

Zen Buddhism is likely to be top identified for its emphasis on meditation, and possibly no determine within the historical past of Zen is extra heavily linked to meditation perform than the thirteenth-century jap grasp Dogen, founding father of the Soto institution. This learn examines the old and non secular personality of the perform because it is defined in Dogen's personal meditation texts, introducing new fabrics and unique views on the most influential non secular traditions of East Asian civilization.

The Soto model of Zen meditation is called "just sitting," a tradition within which, during the cultivation of the delicate kingdom of "nonthinking," the meditator is expounded to be introduced into ideal accord with the better recognition of the "Buddha brain" inherent in all beings. This research examines the historic and spiritual personality of the perform because it is defined in Dogen's personal meditation texts, introducing new fabrics and unique views on essentially the most influential religious traditions of East Asian civilization.

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