Dogens Extensive Record: a translation of the eihei koroku
New paperback edition. The first translation of this monumental work in English. The Eihei Koroku is a classic colection of all the later teachings by Zen master Dogen.
Eihei Dogen is renowned as one of the world's foremost religious thinkers. He is known for two major works, the Shobogenzo amd the Eihei Koroku - Dogen's Extensive Record, a collection of all the later teachings of his career - including short formal discourses to the monks training at his temple, longer informal discourses, koans with his commentaries, as well as appreciative verses on various topics. Though Shobogenzo has received a lot of attention in the West, in Japan the Eihei Koruku is arguably the more important work.
In addition to forewords by the eighteenth-century poet-monk Ryokan, and modern day Western Zen teacher Reb Anderson, there are introductory essays by Dogen scholar Steve Heine, John Daido Loori, and detailed research by translator Leighton.
Dogen utterly transforms the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways to point to everything important in the religious life. This lavishly produced volume will be indispensible to students or scholars of Zen.