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  • Visions of Awakening Space and Timeby Taigen Dan Leighton

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    As a religion concerned with eternal salvation, Zen is based on and grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, ephemeral agent of awareness and healing. In this book,... more...

  • Zen Questionsby Taigen Dan Leighton

    Wisdom Publications 2011; US$ 17.95

    Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright in the middle of investigations. Zen Questions begins by exploring "The World of Zazen,"--the foundational practice of the Zen school--presenting... more...

  • Faces of Compassionby Taigen Dan Leighton; Joan Halifax

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan... more...

  • Inside the Grass Hutby Ben Connelly; Taigen Dan Leighton

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    Enter the mind and practice of Zen: apply the insights of one of Zen's classic poems to your life--here and now. Destined to become a trusted, dog-eared companion. Shitou Xiqian?s ?Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage? is a remarkably accessible work of profound depth; in thirty-two lines Shitou expresses the breadth of the entire Buddhist tradition with... more...

  • Realizing Genjokoanby Shohaku Okumura; Taigen Dan Leighton

    Wisdom Publications 2010; US$ 16.95

    Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto school of Zen, is renowned as one the world's most remarkable religious geniuses. His works are both richly poetic and deeply insightful and philosophical, pointing to the endless depths of Zen exploration. And almost precisely because of these facts, Dogen is often difficult for... more...

  • Cultivating the Empty Fieldby Taigen Dan Leighton; Yi Wu

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Cultivating the Empty Field is a modern translation of the core of Chinese Ch'an master Hongzhi's Extensive Record. First to articulate the meditation method known to contemporary Zen practitioners as shikantaza ("just sitting") Chinese Zen master Hongzhi is one of the most influential poets in all of Zen literature. This translation of Hongzhi's... more...

  • Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhismby Richard K. Payne; Taigen Dan Leighton

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation. One main topic of analysis focuses on what Buddhism - its practices and doctrines, its traditions and institutions... more...

  • The Art of Just Sittingby John Daido Loori; Taigen Dan Leighton

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 16.95

    Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself to Bodhidharma and Dogen and many of modern Zen Buddhism's most influential masters, all pointing directly to the heart of this powerful... more...

  • Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realistby Hee-Jin Kim; Taigen Dan Leighton

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Eihei Dogen, the founder of the Japanese branch of the Soto Zen Buddhist school, is considered one of the world's most remarkable religious philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a comprehensive introduction to the genius of this brilliant thinker. This thirteenth-century figure has much to teach us all and the questions that drove him have... more...

  • The Wholehearted Wayby Kosho Uchiyama Roshi; Shohaku Okumura; Taigen Dan Leighton

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    The Wholehearted Way is a translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa, one of the primary texts on Zen practice. Transcending any particular school of Buddhism or religious belief, Dogen's profound and poetic writings are respected as a pinnacle of world spiritual literature. Bendowa, or A Talk on the Wholehearted Practice of the Way, was written... more...