Vision of Awakening Space and Time Dogen and the Lotus Sutra

Description

As a religion concerned with eternal salvation, Zen is based on and grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, ephemeral agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates that worldview through the writings of the Zen master Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), considered the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen tradition, which is now spreading in many places in the West. Broader awareness of Dogen's worldview and its implications, says Leighton, is helpful for a modern understanding of Zen and Mahayana praxis, and is relevant to contemporary environmental and ethical concerns.

Details

Author(s)
Taigen Dan Leighton
Format
Paperback | 208 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 15mm | 334g
Publication date
12 Feb 2009
Publisher
Oxford University Press Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0195383370
ISBN13
9780195383379
Bestsellers rank
827,652