Dogen and Soto Zen

ISBN : 9780199324866

Steven Heine
336 ページ
155 x 231 mm
  • Offers new research on the views of Dogen on meditation, philosophy, poetry, and the role of women in Zen practice
  • Provides new insight into later developments of Soto Zen regarding the precepts, Buddhist robes, rituals for Dogen memorials, and the construction of Eiheiji temple

This volume continues the work of a recent collection published in 2012 by Oxford University Press, Dogen: Textual and Historical Studies. It features some of the same outstanding authors as well as some new experts who explore diverse aspects of the life and teachings of Zen master Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Soto Zen sect (or Sotoshu) in early Kamakura-era Japan. The contributors examine the ritual and institutional history of the Soto school, including the role of the Eiheji monastery established by Dogen as well as various kinds of rites and precepts performed there and at other temples. 
Dogen and Soto Zen builds upon and further refines a continuing wave of enthusiastic popular interest and scholarly developments in Western appropriations of Zen. In the last few decades, research in English and European languages on Dogen and Soto Zen has grown, aided by an increasing awareness on both sides of the Pacific of the important influence of the religious movement and its founder. The school has flourished throughout the medieval and early modern periods of Japanese history, and it is still spreading and reshaping itself in the current age of globalization.


Editor's Introduction: Two for the Price of One - Steven Heine

Part I. Studies of Dogen
1. Dogen's Use of Rujing's 'Just Sit' (shikan taza) and Other Koans - T. Griffith Foulk
2. 'Raihaitokuzui' and Dogen's Views of Gender and Women: A Reconsideration - Miriam Levering
3. Dogen, A Medieval Japanese Monk Well-Versed in Chinese Poetry: What He Did and Did Not Compose - Steven Heine
4. Negotiating the Divide of Death in Japanese Buddhism: Dogen's Difference - John C. Maraldo
5. 'When all Dharmas are the Buddha-dharma': Dogen as Comparative Philosopher - Gereon Kopf

Part II. Studies of Soto Zen 
6. Keizan's Denkoroku: A Textual and Contextual Overview - William M. Bodiford
7. Are Soto Zen Precepts for Ethical Guidance or Ceremonial Transformation? Menzan's Attempted Reforms and Contemporary Practices - David Riggs
8. Vocalizing the Remembrance of Dogen: A Study of the Shinpen Hoon Koshiki - Michaela Mross
9. Interpreting the Material Heritage of the 'Elephant Trunk Robe' in Soto Zen - Diane Riggs
10. Embodying Soto Zen: Institutional Identity and Ideal Body-Image at Daihonzan Eiheiji - Pamela D. Winfield

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Edited by Steven Heine, Professor of Asian Studies, Florida International University
Steven Heine is Professor of Religious Studies and History and Director of the Institute for Asian Studies at Florida International University.

William M. Bodiford, University of California at Los Angeles
T. Griffith Foulk, Sarah Lawrence College
Steven Heine, Florida International University
Gereon Kopf, Luther College
Miriam Levering, University of Tennessee in Knoxville 
John C. Maraldo, University of North Florida
Michaela Mross, independent scholar
David Riggs, independent scholar 
Diane Riggs, Pepperdine University
Pamela D. Winfield, Elon University

"This book offers many original insights into both Dogen (1200-1253) and the influence of the Soto school that his teachings later inspired... This volume of collected essays by respected academics is another valuable contribution from editor Steven Heine." - Taigen Dan Leighton, Monumenta Nipponica

"This excellent volume sheds new and corrective light on Dogen and the Soto Zen tradition. Exploring a rich array of topics- Dogen's views of meditation, women, poetry, and death; his standing as a philosopher; distinctive Soto approaches to texts, precepts, liturgical practices, robes, and monastic architecture-the contributors bridge the divide between textual analyses of Dogen's thought and scholarship on institutional facets of Soto Zen. A must read for anyone with a serious interest in Zen." - Christopher Ives, author of Imperial-Way Zen

"Heine is one of the most important Dogen scholars active today ... the volume continues to build on recent trends in Buddhist/Zen studies ... Highly recommended." - G. Wrisley, CHOICE