Eihei Dogen Zenji

Magazine

Finding Your Place

A fish swims in the ocean, and no matter how far it swims there is no end to the water. A bird flies in the sky, and no matter how far it flies there is no end to the sky. However, the fish and the bird have never left their elements. When their activity is […]

Translated by [Robert, Aitken] and [Kazuaki, Tanahashi] Robert Aitken Kazuaki Tanahashi Eihei Dogen Zenji

Magazine Teachings

Birth and Death

Eihei Dogen (1200-1253) left Japan to study in China and then brought Zen Buddhism back to his own country. The seminal philosophical force of Japanese Soto Zen, Dogen Zenji is revered today for the clarity of his insights, for his passion, and for his poetry. The following fascicle is from The Treasury of the True […]

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