×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace
     

The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace

by Steven Heine, Steven Heine, Dogen
 
Dogen scholar Steve Heine provides clear and revealing translations that capture Dogen's unique voice, echoing the master's Zen naturalist and aesthetic philosophy. More than a collection of enlightened poetry, this title will appeal to both students and non-students of Buddhism alike. 208 pp.

Overview

Dogen scholar Steve Heine provides clear and revealing translations that capture Dogen's unique voice, echoing the master's Zen naturalist and aesthetic philosophy. More than a collection of enlightened poetry, this title will appeal to both students and non-students of Buddhism alike. 208 pp.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The founder of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism in Japan, which uses sitting meditation as the way to enlightenment, Dogen (1200-53) has previously been known to the West through his prose, especially the Shobogenzothe first major Buddhist work composed in Japanese. In this ground-breaking work, Heine (religious studies, Florida International Univ.) gives a translation of Dogen's Japanese poetry (waka) and his Chinese verse (kanshi). In discussing the role of poetry in Dogen's approach to Zen, Heine deals with the religio-aesthetic tradition at the time Dogen wrote (medieval Japan), the larger literary context, the importance of form in Dogen's poetry, and his major poetic themes. The author then presents the translations with helpful commentary. As important as it is to have these nature poems together in English for the first time, the work also fills in gaps in our knowledge of Dogen's life. A truly important work; highly recommended for any library.David Bourquin, California State Univ., San Bernadino
Taigen Dan Leighton
...[A] fine collection of translations of the poetry of the famed Japanese Zen monk Eihei Doogen....Heine has provided reliable renderings of many of Doogen's poems that will remain the standard for future English versions....The ground broken here by Heine will remain fertile territory for future translators and commentators of Doogen's poetry.
Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804831079
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews