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Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community
Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community (December 1995)
A Translation of Eihei Shingi
Taigen Dan Leighton - Translator
Shohaku Okumura - Translator

Presents a complete, annotated translation of Dogen's writing on Zen monasticism and the spirit of community practice. Dogen (1200-1253) is Japan's greatest Zen master.

This is a complete translation of Eihei Shingi, the major writing by the Japanese Zen master Eihei Dogen (1200-1253) on monastic practice and the role of community life in Buddhism. Dogen was the founder of the Soto branch of Japanese Zen, but hi...(Read More)
 
 
Zen in the Art of Rhetoric
Zen in the Art of Rhetoric (November 1995)
An Inquiry into Coherence
Mark McPhail - Author

Explores relationships between classical and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and their connection to the underlying assumptions at work in Zen Buddhism.

Zen in the Art of Rhetoric
interrogates the role of dualistic thought in human communication and culture, and offers new insights into the similarities and differences that mark Eastern and Western conceptualizations of language. Beginning with a reconsideration of the relationship...(Read More)
 
 
On Being Buddha
On Being Buddha (September 1994)
The Classical Doctrine of Buddhahood
Paul J. Griffiths - Author

The book's analysis is based almost entirely upon original sources in their original languages. All extracts discussed are translated into English and the book is accessible to nonspecialists, while still treating material that has not been much discussed by western scholars.

"The book raises fundamental issues concerning not only Buddhist ways of conceptualizing divinity but human ways in general of doing so. It provides remarkable new in...(Read More)
 
 
Rediscovering the West
Rediscovering the West (August 1994)
An Inquiry Into Nothingness and Relatedness
Stephen C. Rowe - Author

"This is a truly distinguished book on an extremely significant topic: the value axis of Western and, especially American culture. There are countless books dealing with a critique of Western culture in the light of spiritual ideas, but very few things in the Zen perspective with such sophistication and acuteness while remaining faithful to the West." -- Jacob Needleman

"This book is a remarkable achievement in the ongoing East-West encounter...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism and Language
Buddhism and Language (July 1994)
A Study of Indo-Tibetan Scholasticism
Jose Ignacio Cabezon - Author

Taking language as its general theme, this book explores how the tradition of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophical speculation exemplifies the character of scholasticism.

Scholasticism, as an abstract and general category, is developed as a valuable theoretical tool for understanding a variety of intellectual movements in the history of philosophy of religion. The book investigates the Buddhist Scholastic theory and use of script...(Read More)
 
 
After Truth
After Truth (December 1993)
Explorations in Life Sense
Mervyn Sprung - Author

This book begins from the conviction that, in the post-Nietzschean desert of our time, people are left without any means of penetrating those great realms of worth and sense from which philosophy has withdrawn and which science ignores. Yet people are compelled by a profound need to live in a world that secures belief in human worth.

In this unusual soliloquy, the author explores how we might begin to live our way into these trackless...(Read More)
 
 
Dogen and the Koan Tradition
Dogen and the Koan Tradition (November 1993)
A Tale of Two Shobogenzo Texts
Steven Heine - Author

This book has three major goals in critically examining the historical and philosophical relation between the writings of Dogen and the Zen koan tradition. First, it introduces and evaluates recent Japanese scholarship concerning Dogen's two Shobogenzo texts, the Japanese (Kana) collection of ninety-two fascicles on Buddhist topics and the Chinese (Mana) collection of three hundred koan cases also known as the Shobogenzo San...(Read More)
 
 
Journey in Search of the Way
Journey in Search of the Way (October 1993)
The Spiritual Autobiography of Satomi Myodo
Sallie B. King - Author

A rich and detailed autobiography of one Japanese woman’s journey through life.

This autobiography describes a woman’s attainment of enlightenment in modern Japan. Satomi Myōdō rejected the traditional roles of good wife and wise mother, broke with her unhappy past, and followed her spiritual path beginning as the disciple of a Shinto priest. At midlife she turned to Zen Buddhism encouraged by a female dhar...(Read More)
 
 
The Discipline of Freedom
The Discipline of Freedom (August 1993)
A Kantian View of the Role of Moral Precepts in Zen Practice
Phillip Olson - Author

The author interprets Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki's account of Zen practice from a Kantian perspective in order to explore the deep connection between Zen meditation, or zazen, and respect for universal moral principles.

The author shows that both Shunryu Suzuki and Kant posit a reciprocally supportive relationship between the development of personal autonomy and the respectful observance of moral rules or precepts, and that both see th...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought
Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought (August 1993)
John R. Suler - Author

This book explores the convergence of psychoanalysis and Asian thought. It explores key theoretical issues. What role does paradox play in psychological transformations? How can the oriental emphasis on attaining "no-self" be reconciled with the western emphasis on achieving an integrated self? The book also inquires into pragmatic questions concerning the nature of psychological change and the practice of psychotherapy. The Taoist I Ching...(Read More)
 
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