Dogen's Pure Standards For The Zen Community

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Presents a complete, annotated translation of Dogen's writing on Zen monasticism and the spirit of community practice. Dogen (1200-1253) is Japan's greatest Zen master.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791427101
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 12/14/1995
  • Series: SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,225,232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword by Ikko Narasaki Roshi

Foreword by Jusan Kainei Edward Brown


Introduction by Taigen Daniel Leighton

Overview of Dogen's Writings

The Role of Community in Buddhism

Alignment with Nature

Cultural Adaptation and Expression

Introductions to the Individual Essays

Chan Stories and the Soto Use of Koans

Significance of the Eihei Shingi in Dogen's Teaching and Practice

Contemporary Understandings of Dogen's Historical Context

Earlier Monastic Codes

The Textual History of the Eihei Shingi

Development of Standards for the Community in the Keizan Shingi

Translation Issues: Gender and Pronouns

Dogen's Use of Language

Glossaries and Notes

Personal Experience of the Monastic Container


The Pure Standards of Eihei Dogen Zenji [Eihei Shingi]

Instructions for the Tenzo (Tenzokykun)

The Model for Engaging the Way (Bendoho)

The Dharma for Taking Food (Fushukuhanpo)

Regulations for the Study Hall (Shuryo Shingi)

The Dharma when Meeting Senior Instructors of Five Summer Practice Periods (Taitaiko Gogejariho)

Pure Standards for the Temple Administrators (Chiji Shingi)

Director [Kan'in]

Ino [Supervisor of Monks]

Tenzo [Chief Cook]

Work Leader [Shissui]

Appendix: Afterword to the Shohon Edition

Glossary of Japanese Terms

Glossary and Index of Names

Lineage Charts

Selected Bibliography

The Translators

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