Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry

Zen Questions Zazen Dogen and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry 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

  • Title: Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry
  • Author: Taigen Dan Leighton
  • ISBN: 9780861716456
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 it as an attitudWhether 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 it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers us an entryway into true repose and joy From there, Leighton draws deeply on his own experience as a Zen scholar and teacher to invite us into the creativity of Zen awareness and practice He explores the poetic mind of Dogen with the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and even the American Dharma Bard Bob Dylan What s , Leighton uncovers surprising resonances between the writings of America s Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin and the liberating ideals at the heart of Zen.

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    1 thought on “Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry”

    1. I've listened to a lot of Taigen Dan Leighton's podcasts from the Ancient Dragon Zen Centre in Chicago, and this book is, in many ways, a distillation of much of what I'd heard. Having said that, I would heartily recommend it to anyone with an interest in the Soto tradition of Zen. Taigen Dan Leighton really is coming at the Zen tradition from a good place. Not that I'm an expert, by any stretch of the imagination.

    2. A lovely, lucid, moving, and profound expression of Taigen's practice-enlightenment, informed by decades of study/translation of the work of Eihei Dogen and practice/teaching in the Suzuki Roshi Soto Zen lineage. The true taste of Zen. Highly recommended for both beginning Zen students and long-time practitioners.

    3. Good introduction and some depth to Zen. A little too political towards the end. Nice that he brought more modern musical and poetic interpretations of the ancient texts.

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