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Rice Eyes: Enlightenment in Dogen's Kitchen
     

Rice Eyes: Enlightenment in Dogen's Kitchen

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by Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
 

A poetic presentation of Dogen's essay Tenzo Kyokun, Instructions to the Cook, by Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan . 'Rice Eyes' is a metaphor for the non-dual world, the essential Buddhist experience of oneness. Dogen uses the role of Tenzo, or head cook, to demonstrate how to live, work, and experience a spiritual life that brings benefit to everyone.

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A poetic presentation of Dogen's essay Tenzo Kyokun, Instructions to the Cook, by Poet-Philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan . 'Rice Eyes' is a metaphor for the non-dual world, the essential Buddhist experience of oneness. Dogen uses the role of Tenzo, or head cook, to demonstrate how to live, work, and experience a spiritual life that brings benefit to everyone.

Dogen lived from 1200 to 1253. He was the father of the Soto lineage of Zen in Japan, a school of Zen now firmly rooted in America and the West. His seminal essay, Instructions to the Cook (Tenzo Kyokun), is an important expression about living an aware and joyful life during daily activities.

The author has transformed Dogen's essay from prose into poetry, and created subdivisions by topic that clarify the essay. He has also replaced the twelfth century idioms with contemporary language and images to render Dogen's ideas more understandable. He has maintained the sequence of Dogen's essays and uses the original images to structure and build the verses.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011241734
Publisher:
Tai Sheridan, Ph.D.
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
420,034
File size:
101 KB

Meet the Author

Tai Sheridan, Ph.D., is a poet, writer, Zen priest, and Buddhist contemplative with forty-three years of training. His poetry transforms ancient Buddhist texts into accessible and inspirational verse. The Buddha in Blue Jeans series is a modern contemplative approach to spiritual awakening. Tai lives in Marin County, California, where he has raised his four children. His books are bestsellers, and have downloaded more than 400,000 editions.

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Rice Eyes: Enlightenment in Dogen's Kitchen 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful little book that brought me a lot of peace while reading it. It reminded me to double-check the way I was living my life, and to keep things uncomplicated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mindfulness for everyday life, a great way to start the day by reading this book!
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catcat87 More than 1 year ago
a small book but very worth reading
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Best book ever
Dagana Lebeda More than 1 year ago
Cool great book