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Did Dogen Go to China?$

Steven Heine

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305708

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195305701.001.0001

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(p.235) Appendix III: Dōgen Chronology

(p.235) Appendix III: Dōgen Chronology

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Did Dogen Go to China?
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  • 1200: Born on 1.2 to Minamoto Michichika and Motofusa in Kyoto

  • 1202: Father dies

  • 1203: Reads Pao-yung by Li-ch'iao

  • 1206: Reads Mao-shih and Tso-chuan

  • 1207: Mother dies in winter, feels sorrow of impermanence at funeral, and vows to pursue the Dharma

  • 1208: Reads Kusharon (Skt. Abhidharmakosa)

  • 1212: Declines Matsudono Sonkō's (relation uncertain) offer to train for the ministry; visits Ryōkan Hōgen, uncle on mother's side, decides to make shukke, goes to Enryakuji on Mount Hiei, first enters the Senkōbō at Yokawa-hannyadani

  • 1213: 4.9, takes tonsure; 4.10 receives Tendai precepts from Kōen

  • 1214: Experiences a profound Doubt about the relation between original enlightenment (hongaku) and the need for continuing practice; visits Onjōji Kōin, directed to Kenninji; possible meeting with Eisai, founder of Rinzai Zen, Huang-lung branch

  • 1216: Kōin dies

  • 1217: 6.25, joins Kenninji under Myōzen

  • 1221: 9.12, receives inka and Huang-lung branch precepts from Myōzen; begins preparation for trip to China

  • 1223: Arrives in China, begins itinerant period

  • 1225: After death of Myōzen, joins Mount T'ient-t'ung summer retreat; experiences shinjin datsuraku; begins composing Chinese verse; begins recording conversations with Ju-ching collected in Hōkyōki

  • 1227: Receives shisho from Ju-ching and returns to Japan to stay in Kenninji; Ichiya Hekiganroku; Shari sōdenki; Hōkyōki (redated to end of his life); Fukanzazengi (redated to 1233)

  • 1228: Stays at Fukakusa hermitage; receives Jakuen

  • 1229: Receives visit by Ejō

  • 1230: Composes hōgo

  • 1231: Resides at Anyō-in; “Ji Ryōnen ni hōgo”; Bendōwa

  • (p.236)
  • 1233: Kannondōriin established, from Gokurakuji maintained by Fujiwara family; writes Echizen Myōkakuji chinjū, 4 mo.??; Makahannyaharamitsu; Fukanzazengi, 7.15; Genjōkōan

  • 1234: Gakudōyōjinshū, 3.9; Ejō joins Dōgen in winter; Ejō begins recording Shōbōgenzō zuimonki

  • 1235: Gives to Rikan the kechimyaku of Myōzen shoden?; gives to Ejō the Busso shōden bosatsu sahō; begin construction of Monks Hall, 12 mo.; Kannondōriin sōdō konryū kanjin-so; Mana Shōbōgenzō

  • 1236: Establishment of Monks Hall, 10.15 lecture to assembly; appoints Ejō first head monk

  • 1237: Tenzokyōkun, spring; Shukke ryaku sahō

  • 1238: Completes Shōbōgenzō zuimonki; Ikkya myōjū

  • 1239: Jūundōshiki, Sokushinzebutsu, Senjō, Senmen

  • 1240: Raihaitokuzui, Sansuikyō, Uji, Kesa kudoku, Den'e, Keiseisanshoku, Shoaku makusa; 31 Jōdō (collected, but these began in 1236)

  • 1241: Busso, Shisho; Ekan followers join Dōgen, including Gikai, Giin, Gien, Gijun, spring; receives Ju-ching yü-lu, spring; Hokke-ten-hokke, Shinfukatoku, Shinfukatoku-b (supplementary), Kokyō, Busshō, Gyōbutsuigi; Bukkyō, Jinzū; 48 Jōdō; Enni Ben'en returns to Japan

  • 1242: Daigo, Zazenshin, Inmo, Bukkōjōji, Gyōji, Kaiin zammai, Juki, Kannon, Arakan, Hakujushi, Kōmyō; receives Ju-ching yü-lu, 8.5; Nyorai zenshin, Muchū setsumu, Dōtoku, Gabyō, Bukkyō (Teachings), Zenki; gives bosatsukai to Kakushin; 26 Jōdō

  • 1243: Tsuki, Kūge, Kobusshin, Bodaisatta shishobō, Kattō; move to Echizen, 7 mo. after ango; Samgai yuishin, Butsudō, Mitsugo, Shohō jissō, Bukkyō (Sutras), Mujō seppō, Menju; Hōsshō, Baika, Jippō, Kenbutsu, Hensan, Zazengi, Zazenshin-2, Ganzei, Kajō, Ryūgin, Sesshin sesshō, Darani; 21 Jōdō

  • 1244: Daigo-2, Soshi seiraii, Udonge, Hotsu mujōshin, Hotsu bodaishin, Nyorai zenshin, Zanmai ōzanmai, Sanjūshichihon bodaibunpō, Tenbōrin, Jishō zammai; begin construction on Daibutsuji, 2.29; Daishugyō; Taidaiko, 3.21; ceremony for opening Daibutsuji, 8.18; opening of Daibutsuji Dharma Hall, 9.1, Monks Hall, 11.3; Shunjū; 0 Jōdō

  • 1245: Kokū, Ho-u; Ango at Daibutsuji; preaching to Hatano Yoshishige, 5 mo.; Bendōhō; Ango, Tajinzū, Ōsaku sendaba; 15 Jōdō

  • 1246: Chiji shingi, 6.15; Jikuiamon, 8.6; Shukke; Fushukuhampō; 74 Jōdō

  • 1247: Fusatsu sekkai at Eiheiji with five-colored clouds over Hōjō, 1.15; Risshun Daikichimon, spring; visits Kamakura, 8.3; Gikai head monk at Eiheiji; 10 (12) waka for Hōjō Tokiyori; Kōbō Daichi-mon; 35 Jōdō

  • 1248: Returns from Kamakura, 3.13; renames Sanshō Peak as Kichijō Peak, 11.1; Eiheiji Ko-in kisei, 5 rules, 12.21; 51 Jōdō

  • 1249: Jūraku rakan genzuiki (Rakan kūyō), 1.1; Shuryō shingi, 1 mo.; self-portrait gazing at the moon, 8 mo.; Jūji kisei, 9 rules, 10.18; receives Tripitaka from Hatano, EK 5.361, 362, 366; 58 Jōdō

  • 1250: Senmen-3, 1.11; 18 hōgo for Eiheiji hermits; 52 Jōdō

  • 1251: Flowers fall from sky hōgo; 69 Jōdō

  • 1252: Edits Genjōkōan; falls ill in fall; 51 Jōdō

  • 1253: Hachidainingaku, 1.6; asks Gikai to dedicate merit to Ekan from seeing shisho; becomes more ill, 7.8; presents robe he stitched to Ejō, 7.14; Hatano recommends return to Kyoto, 8.5; departs with Ejō and other disciples, leaving Gikai in charge of Eiheiji; Waka on return, 8.15; dies, 8.28; Ejō brings relics back to Echizen, 9.6; relics at Eiheiji, 9.10; Nehan ceremony, 9.12; 0 Jōdō