Moon in a Dewdrop

Writings of Zen Master Dogen

Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi; Translated by Robert Aitken, Reb Anderson, Ed Brown, Norman Fischer, Arnold Kotler, Daniel Leighton, Lew Richmond, David Schneider, Kazuaki Tanahashi, Katherine Thanas, Brian Unger, Mel Weitsman, Dan Welch, and Philip Whalen

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Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters.

Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before.

Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self.

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"Moon in a Dewdrop is empty and clear at the same time, like the reflection of the moon in a drop of water."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Kazuaki Tanahashi and his colleagues at the San Francisco Zen Center...have given us an accessible and comprehensive Dogen in English."--Vajradhatu Sun

"Kazuaki Tanahashi...has preserved Dogen's spirit and character in his careful and comprehensive translations."--East West

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Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi; Translated by Robert Aitken, Reb Anderson, Ed Brown, Norman Fischer, Arnold Kotler, Daniel Leighton, Lew Richmond, David Schneider, Kazuaki Tanahashi, Katherine Thanas, Brian Unger, Mel Weitsman, Dan Welch, and Philip Whalen

Kazuaki Tanahashi's publications include Penetrating Laughter: Hakuin's Zen and Art, Enku: Sculptor of a Hundred Thousand Buddhas, and Japanese Design Motifs.

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Moon in a Dewdrop
Writings of Zen Master Dogen
Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi; Translated by Robert Aitken, Reb Anderson, Ed Brown, Norman Fischer, Arnold Kotler, Daniel Leighton, Lew Richmond, David Schneider, Kazuaki Tanahashi, Katherine Thanas, Brian Unger, Mel Weitsman, Dan Welch, and Philip Whalen

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
North Point Press
October 1995
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780865471863
ISBN10: 086547186X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 356 pages
$17.00
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