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Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Taigen Dan Leighton


As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. This book explicates that worldview through the writings of the Zen master Eihei Dōgen (1200-1253), considered the founder of the Japanese Sōtō Zen tradition, which currently enjoys popularity in the West. The Lotus Sutra, arguably the most important Buddhist scripture in East Asia, contains a famous story about ... More

Keywords: Zen Buddhism, Eihei Dōgen, Japanese Sōtō Zen, The Lotus Sutra, bodhisattvas, Lotus teaching, Buddha, Sutra, Mahnullynullna, spiritual awakening

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195320930
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Taigen Dan Leighton, author
Graduate Theological Union
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