Beyond Thinking: A Guide to Zen Meditation

Dōgen Kazuaki Tanahashi

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Beyond Thinking: A Guide to Zen Meditation

Beyond Thinking A Guide to Zen Meditation Spiritual practice is not some kind of striving to produce enlightenment but an expression of the enlightenment already inherent in all things Such is the Zen teaching of Dogen Zenji whose

  • Title: Beyond Thinking: A Guide to Zen Meditation
  • Author: Dōgen Kazuaki Tanahashi
  • ISBN: 9781590300244
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Spiritual practice is not some kind of striving to produce enlightenment, but an expression of the enlightenment already inherent in all things Such is the Zen teaching of Dogen Zenji 1200 1253 whose profound writings have been studied and revered for than seven hundred years, influencing practitioners far beyond his native Japan and the Soto school he is creditedSpiritual practice is not some kind of striving to produce enlightenment, but an expression of the enlightenment already inherent in all things Such is the Zen teaching of Dogen Zenji 1200 1253 whose profound writings have been studied and revered for than seven hundred years, influencing practitioners far beyond his native Japan and the Soto school he is credited with founding In focusing on Dogen s most practical words of instruction and encouragement for Zen students, this new collection highlights the timelessness of his teaching and shows it to be as applicable to anyone today as it was in the great teacher s own time Selections include Dogen s famous meditation instructions his advice on the practice of zazen, or sitting meditation guidelines for community life and some of his most inspirational talks Also included are a bibliography and an extensive glossary.

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    One thought on “Beyond Thinking: A Guide to Zen Meditation

    1. Brendan on said:

      Honestly, Dogen wrote, a lot. I just didn't feel the need or want to take down a couple giant volumes, so I got the short, short, version instead. And it was pretty bad. If you're looking for additional readings on early Zen or if you are into it has an actual religion, I'm sure it's far more interesting.For this kind of experience you kind of have to unhinge a person and have them rebuild themselves, I get that. It's the same for a lot of writing, you need to kind of un-know what you know to de [...]

    2. Eric on said:

      Man, Dogen sure likes him a 90 practice period. Was interesting to have a look at this collection of Dogen talks and commentaries. The practical “this is how you live together as a Zen community” stuff was pretty accessible/logical. And the rest of it? Well, Zen-speak. Maybe at some point in the future I can get more value out of it. For now, it's just a blur, “what?”. That said, I'm very disrespectfully (?) using this as light airplane reading… and maybe if you make an effort when you [...]

    3. James Tyrrell on said:

      While an interesting view of Meditation it was more of a book on philosophy and exotic mental explanations of the benefit of Zen than a methodology of Zen. It took around 2 pages to explain the 'proper' way to perform meditation and while many interesting concepts were raised it ultimately was a difficult book to read. The final part about the correct way to form a monastic order and the rooms, rules and detailed ceremonies was an interesting insight into the zen lifestyle which is worth the rea [...]

    4. Olivia on said:

      A smorgasbord. The practical parts, such as how to sit, were incredibly useful. The informal talks about why and how people should practice zazen were also great, but some of the more formal dharma talks and explications of sutras made my head hurt!

    5. Nadia on said:

      A commentary on this book would have been more helpful than this text. Requires a firm understanding of the symbolic language of Japanese Buddhism.

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