“With clarifying beams of insight, Heine deftly evinces how Dōgen’s teachings are a creative response to a range of Buddhist sutras, kōans, and Chinese and Japanese teachers. Illuminating with philosophical virtuosity the dynamic nature of Dōgen’s written teachings and erudite explication of entangled versions of Dōgen’s writings, Heine animates Dōgen’s teachings and practices as he offers nuggets of sagacity throughout.”
~Paula Arai, author of Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra
The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Shōbōgenzō) is the masterwork of Dōgen (1200–1253), founder of the Sōtō Zen Buddhist sect in Kamakura-era Japan. It is one of the most important Zen Buddhist collections, composed during a period of remarkable religious diversity and experimentation. This week, we are featuring Readings of Dōgen’s “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye”, by Steven Heine, which provides an introduction to this essential Zen text, offering a textual, historical, literary, and philosophical examination of Dōgen’s treatise.
Fill out the form below for a chance to win a copy of the book, then come back on Wednesday for a guest post by Heine and on Friday to read an excerpt from the book.
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