The Wholehearted Way by Eihei Dogen
A Translation of Eihei Dagen's Bendowa, With Commentary by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

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The Wholehearted Way is a translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa, one of the primary texts on Zen practice. Transcending any particular school of Buddhism or religious belief, Dogen's profound and poetic writings are respected as a pinnacle of world spiritual literature. Bendowa, or A Talk on the Wholehearted Practice of the Way, was written in 1231 A.D. and expresses Dogen's teaching of the essential meaning of zazen (seated meditation) and its practice. This edition also contains commentary on Bendowa by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, a foreword by Taigen Daniel Leighton, and an Introduction by Shohaku Okumura, both of whom prepared this English translation.

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Okumura is Director of Soto Zen Education Center. Taigen Dan Leighton is an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Theological Union, Institute of Buddhist Studies and author of Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression. He is primary co-translator and editor for several Zen translations, including Dogen'sExtensive Record and Cultivating the Empty Field. He is also a Soto Zen priest and Dharma heir.
Published December 20, 2011 by Tuttle Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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