Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation / Edition 1

Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation / Edition 1

by Carl Bielefeldt
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0520068351

ISBN-13: 9780520068353

Pub. Date: 08/16/1990

Publisher: University of California Press


Zen Buddhism is perhaps best known for its emphasis on meditation, and probably no figure in the history of Zen is more closely associated with meditation practice than the thirteenth-century Japanese master Dogen, founder of the Soto school. This study examines the historical and religious character of the practice as it is described in Dogen's own meditation

Overview


Zen Buddhism is perhaps best known for its emphasis on meditation, and probably no figure in the history of Zen is more closely associated with meditation practice than the thirteenth-century Japanese master Dogen, founder of the Soto school. This study examines the historical and religious character of the practice as it is described in Dogen's own meditation texts, introducing new materials and original perspectives on one of the most influential spiritual traditions of East Asian civilization.

The Soto version of Zen meditation is known as "just sitting," a practice in which, through the cultivation of the subtle state of "nonthinking," the meditator is said to be brought into perfect accord with the higher consciousness of the "Buddha mind" inherent in all beings. This study examines the historical and religious character of the practice as it is described in Dogen's own meditation texts, introducing new materials and original perspectives on one of the most influential spiritual traditions of East Asian civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520068353
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/16/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >