Shohaku Okumura on Shobogenzo Bussho ("Buddha Nature") Part 2 of 3
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Things to know during the event
References to Other Texts This Genzo-e
Resources in alphabetical order:
- Master Dogen's Zazen Meditation Handbook: A Translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa: A Discourse on the Practice of Zazen by Eihei Dogen, Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Shohaku Okumura (Translator)
- The Wholehearted Way by Eihei Dogen (Author), Kosho Uchiyama Roshi (Translator), Shohaku Okumura (Translator), Taigen Daniel Leighton (Translator)
Book of Serenity (Shoyoroku), case 87
- Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues by Thomas Cleary (Translator)
- Okumura Roshi's translation is availble in Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku
- An alternative translation is availble in Soto Zen, p. 69
- Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo Paperback by Shohaku Okumura (Author), Taigen Dan Leighton (Foreword)
- Dogen's Genjo Koan: Three Commentaries by Eihei Dogen (Author), Nishiari Bokusan (Translator), Shohaku Okamura (Translator), Shunryu Suzuki (Translator), Sojun Mel Weitsman (Translator)
Hokyoki, section 19
- Dogen's Formative Years in China: An historical study and annotation of the Hokyo-ki by James Kodera (out of print)
Jijuyu Zanmai (see Bendowa above)
John McRae's "Rules for Zen Studies"
Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism by John R. Mcrae (Author)
Kosho Uchiyama's Poems on Life and Death
Life-and-Death: Selected Dharma Poems by Kosho Uchiyama (Author), Daitsu Tom Wright (Translator), Shohaku Okumura (Translator)
Shobogenzo Sansuikyo (Moutains and Waters Sutra)
The Mountains and Waters Sutra: A Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's "Sansuikyo" by Shohaku Okumura (Author), Shodo Spring (Editor)
Shobogenzo Zazenshin (Acupuncture Needle of Zazen)
Lancet of Seated Meditation (Zazen-shin), translated by Carl Bielefeldt
- Dogen's Shobogenzo Zuimonki: The New Annotated Translation―Also Including Dogen's Waka Poetry with Commentary by Eihei Dogen (Author), Shohaku Okumura (Translator)
30 Verses by Vasubandu (Yogacara Text)
- Three Texts on Consciousness Only (BDK English Tripitaka) by Francis Cook (Translator)
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10:30 Question & answer
12:40 Study period
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07:30 Soji (temple cleaning)
10:30 Question & answer
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Items to download
Translation of Shobogenzo Bussho, Part 2 (available in both .pdf and .docx fomats)
Translation of Shobogenzo Bussho, Part 1 (in case you missed May 2022 Genzo-e)
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In response to the exceptional experience they enjoy while studying and practicing with Okumura Roshi, participants frequently feel moved to offer gifts of financial support to him, to Sanshin and to the Dogen Institute. All such donations are greatly appreciated, especially as we recover from the pandemic shutdown when so much of our programming was cancelled. Without the usual physical dana jars in which funds can be placed, we've enabled giving in different ways.
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