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Book Giveaway: The Essential Dogen

Book coverEihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, is one of the greatest religious, philosophical, and literary geniuses of Japan. His writings have been studied by Zen students for centuries, particularly his masterwork, Shobo Genzo or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. This is the first book to offer the great master’s incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works. The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen—and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.

This is your chance to receive a free copy of The Essential Dogen. Just leave a comment below. A random winner will be chosen next Monday, July 15. Congratulations to Andy! Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and your readership. Please come back soon for more giveaways.

135 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: The Essential Dogen

  1. Would love to win. To help me along my path, being so far from my home center and in a town where there is not an open center for me can be ruff. Books help me stay mindful on my journey.

  2. Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood carry water. I bow, dear Dogen!

  3. Buddhism encompasses so many different traditions. I look forward to learning about what Dogen had to say.

  4. “Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.”

    Dogen Zenji (1200 – 1253)

  5. I would be very grateful to receive a copy… and regardless, I wish you all peace and openness!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  6. Wow, from the description, Dogen’s work sounds powerful and I’ve never come across his writings before. Now would be a good time to start – looking forward to learning more!

  7. To study the Way means to study the self;
    to study the self means to forget the self;
    to forget the self means to be enlightened by all things;
    to be enlightened by all things is to remove all barrier between ‘self’ and ‘other’.

  8. To study the Way means to study the self;
    to study the self means to forget the self;
    to forget the self means to be enlightened by all things;
    to be enlightened by all things means to remove all barrier between ‘self’ and ‘other’.

  9. I feel subterranean waves rippling off the words by Dogen. I have read him mainly from excerpts or quotes in talks. This would be a fantastic opportunity to be more serious. It might earn you merit to help me by giving this book to me. It will earn my gratitude.

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