OBC Connect

A site for those with an interest in the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, past or present, and related subjects.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 New Book on Dogen edited by Seven Heine

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Jcbaran

avatar

Posts : 1614
Join date : 2010-11-13
Age : 67
Location : New York, NY

PostSubject: New Book on Dogen edited by Seven Heine   Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:38 am

Dogen: Textual and Historical Studies - Steven Heine, editor
This book is being published in February 2012 - available in both hardcover and paperback editions


In this groundbreaking collection of essays edited by Steven Heine, leading scholars of Buddhism from both sides of the Pacific explore the life and thought of Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Japanese Soto sect. Through both textual and historical analysis, the volume shows Dogen in context of the Chinese Chan tradition that influenced him and demonstrates the tremendous, lasting impact he had on Buddhist thought and culture in Japan. Special attention is given to the Shobogenzo and several of its fascicles, which express Dogen's views on such practices and rituals as using supranormal powers (jinzu), reading the sutras (kankin), diligent training in zazen meditation (shikan taza), and the koan realized in everyday life (genjokoan).

Dogen: Textual and Historical Studies also analyzes the historical significance of this seminal figure: for instance, Dogen's methods of appropriating or contrasting with Chan sources, as well as how Dogen was understood and examined in later periods, including modern times. This book is a crucial contribution to the advancement of specialized studies of D?gen, as well as to the Chan/Zen school in the context of East Asian religions and their social and historical trends.

"Steven Heine has for decades been one of the West's leading scholars in Dogen studies, publishing translations of Dogen's poetry, reflecting on Dogen's philosophy and setting straight the historical record on Dogen. In recent years, many new translations of Dogen's writings have appeared and scholarly publication in the field of Dogen studies has grown dramatically. To bring order to this new scholarship, Heine has brought together in this volume an impressive collection of state-of-the-art essays from leading Dogen scholars. They represent the leading edge in new textual and historical research in Dogen studies." - -- Victor Sogen Hori, author of Zen Sand
Back to top Go down
Jcbaran

avatar

Posts : 1614
Join date : 2010-11-13
Age : 67
Location : New York, NY

PostSubject: Re: New Book on Dogen edited by Seven Heine   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:15 am

just got this book. I think this is a "must have" for all those who appreciate Dogen's brilliance but at the same time are comfortable with recent historical studies and insights.
Back to top Go down
Ikuko



Posts : 70
Join date : 2012-02-08

PostSubject: Re: New Book on Dogen edited by Seven Heine   Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:04 am

Great -another book on Dogen-thank you Josh I'm sure it will be very interesting.I appreciate Dogen's brilliance and enjoy reading about him,and finding new translations
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: New Book on Dogen edited by Seven Heine   

Back to top Go down
 
New Book on Dogen edited by Seven Heine
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» New Book on Dogen's Genjokoan
» "Zen" feature film on Dogen -- from two years ago
» Drill Book
» Book Four - Book of Ablution
» The Book, the SOng of Solomon

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
OBC Connect :: OBC Connect :: The Reading Corner-
Jump to: