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Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Steven Heine


This volume explores diverse aspects of the life and teachings of Zen master Dōgen (1200–1253), the founder of the Sōtō Zen sect (or Sōtōshū) in early Kamakura-era Japan. In addition chapters examine the ritual and institutional history of the Sōtō school, such as the role of Eiheiji monastery, established by Dōgen, as well as various kinds of rites and precepts performed there and at other temples during various periods of history. All of the contributors to this volume studied at or maintain strong scholarly connections with Komazawa University, known as the Sōtōshū Daigaku until the name wa ... More

Keywords: buddha-nature, Dōgen, Eiheiji, flame records, Keizan, kōan, kōshiki, Menzan, Rinzai, zazen

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199324859
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Heine, editor
Florida International University