Book Subject Tag: Zen poetry
Great Fool : Zen master Ryokan : poems, letters, and other writings
Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831) remains one of the most popular figures in Japanese Buddhist history. Despite his religious and artistic sophistication (he excelled in scriptural studies, in calligraphy, and in poetry), Ryokan referred to himself as “Great Fool,” refusing to place himself within any established religious institution. In contrast to Zen masters of his time who […]
Moon in a dewdrop
Twenty essays from Dogen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Shobogenzo) constitute the main portion of this book. Four important texts originally written as independent works are also included, along with a selection of Dogen’s poetry.
Enlightenment unfolds : the essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen
Works written by Dogen throughout his life, presented in chronological order, beginning with the journal from his study in China, providing a substantial selection from his masterwork, Treasury of the true dharma eye, and concluding with his spare but eloquent death poem. A number of the selections appear here in English for the first time.
Between the floating mist : poems of Ryokan