Dōgen (dō´gĕn), 1200–1253, Zen master (see Zen Buddhism) and founder of the Sōtō Zen school in Japan. After studying in China, he received the seal of enlightenment and succession to the Ts'ao-tung (Sōtō) school. In 1236 he established the first independent Zen temple in Japan. Sōtō Zen stresses zazen, sitting meditation, based on the Buddha's own practice. Whereas for Rinzai Zen koans are a means to enlightenment, Sōtō stresses the identity of practice and attainment. Dōgen, unlike many Zen masters, stressed practice without rejecting scripture.

See H.-J. Kim, Dōgen Kigen, Mystical Realist (1975); Y. Yokei, Zen Master Dōgen (1976); F. Cook, How to Raise an Ox (1978); C. Bielefeldt, Dōgen's Manuals of Zen Meditation (1988); G. Snyder, The Teachings of Zen Master Dogen (1992).

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Dogen: Selected full-text books and articles

Zen Master Dogen: An Introduction with Selected Writings
Yūhō Yokoi; D?ogen.
Weatherhill, 1976
Dogen: Textual and Historical Studies
Steven Heine.
Oxford University Press, 2012
Shobogenzo, Zen Essays
Dōgen; Thomas Cleary.
University of Hawaii Press, 1991
The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace
Dogen; Steven Heine.
Tuttle Publishing, 1997
William Harmless, S.J.
Oxford University Press, 2008
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Mysticism and Zen Buddhism: Dogen"
Impermanence Is Buddha-Nature: Dogen's Understanding of Temporality
Joan Stambaugh.
University of Hawaii Press, 1990
Zen Master Dogen Meets a Thirteenth-Century Postmodernist
Muck, Terry C.
Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter 1998
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
A First Zen Reader
Trevor Leggett; Trevor Leggett.
Charles E. Tuttle, 1960
Librarian’s tip: "A Tongue-Tip Taste of Zen" begins on p. 25
Striking a Balance: A Primer in Traditional Asian Values
Michael Brannigan.
Seven Bridges Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Three "Zen Buddhist Ethics"
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