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Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation ebook download

Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation ebook download

Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation by Carl Bielefeldt

Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation

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Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation Carl Bielefeldt ebook
Page: 267
Format: pdf
ISBN: 9780520068353
Publisher: University of California Press

This is not a manual of instructions, just a book of thoughts by someone who is on the path, and her views are valuable and worth consideration. This two-page text was Dogen's main meditation manual, which he continued working on for about twenty-six years until near the end of his life. Zazen does When one studies the ancient Zen meditation manuals, it is always surprising how brief and plain they are. Dogen's approach to meditation has become perhaps the most influential Eastern spiritual practice in the Western world. Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation. In this essay, Dogen takes as his topic the koan A Man Up a Tree. Let Zen Master Dogen have the last word:. At the heart of Zen practice is zazen, seated meditation. His teachings are the very embodiment of the paradoxical blend of mystery and clarity that characterizes Zen. Zen emphasizes strict, regular meditation practices and experiential wisdom — particularly as realized in the form of meditation known as zazen —in the attainment of enlightenment. Considerable textual, philosophical, and phenomenological justification of this practice can be found throughout the Zen master Dogen's classic manual of instruction, known as the Shobogenzo, for just this type of meditaiton. The chapter on death and dying was unexpected and I She uses the phrase “practice is the reward,” which contradicts Zen Master Dogen, who teaches that the practice of meditation should be “nothing special,” done just for the sake of doing it, rather than for any reward in itself. (Credit for pointing the essay out goes to Carl Bielefeldt, Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation). The selections in this program are from Moon in a Mindfulness With Breathing : A Manual for Serious Beginners. Dogen (1200-1253 C.E.) founded the Soto school of Zen Buddhism in Japan.

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