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Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry by [Taigen Dan Leighton]

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"Zen Questions equally introduces and expands our American understanding of Buddhist teachings, and of the many possibilities in navigating our own lives." ----Jane Hirshfield

"Brilliant text."--Steven Heine, author of Did Dogen Go to China

"Clear, accurate and eminently useful."--Peter Coyote (HoSho JiShi, ordination name), actor and author.

"Leighton offers his readers an impressive array of insights into Soto Zen meditation practice."--Christopher Ives, author of Imperial-Way Zen

"Taigen Dan Leighton has done his homework, digs deep, and comes up with treasure."--David Chadwick, author of Crooked Cucumber: the Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

"Taigen Leighton is full of compassion for the reader, whether a beginning or experienced practitioner."--Susan Moon, author of Not Turning Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism

"These delightful essays take us another step down the long lonesome road toward naturalizing dharma into our own cultural matrix."--Zoketsu Norman Fischer, author of Sailing Home

"This is a wise and inspiring book."--Roshi Joan Halifax, author of Being with Dying

"This is an incredibly valuable book, useful for anyone who wishes to integrate their heart-work with work in the world."--James Ishmael Ford, author of Zen Master WHO?, co-editor of The Book of Mu

"Unique and scintillating. I highly recommend this book to anyone who cherishes the illumination of wisdom both ancient and modern."--Lewis Richmond, author of Work as a Spiritual Practice --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Taigen Dan Leighton, Soto Zen priest and successor in the Suzuki Roshi lineage, received Dharma Transmission in 2000 from Reb Anderson Roshi and is Dharma Teacher at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago. After residing for years at San Francisco Zen Center and Tassajara monastery, Taigen also practiced for two years in Kyoto, Japan. Taigen is author of Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry, Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression, and Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra. He has edited and co-translated several Zen texts including: Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of Eihei Koroku, Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community, and The Wholehearted Way, and has contributed to many other books and journals. Taigen teaches online at Berkeley Graduate Theological Union, from where he has a PhD. He has taught at other universities including Saint Mary's College, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and in Chicago at Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary and Loyola University Chicago. Taigen has long been active in social justice programs, including Peace and Environmental Activism. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File size : 2498 KB
  • Print length : 308 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications (7 November 2011)
  • ASIN : B006W1FE8O
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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