The Anti-Intellectual Fallacy of Zen

Zen and the anti-intellectual fallacy In direct contradiction to the longstanding notion that Zen was aloof from, or even disparaging of literary and philosophical pursuits, scholarship has shown that such pursuits are actually considered to be essential elements of authentic Zen practice. Learning and study, it turns out, is as integral to Zen practice as Read More …

Excerpt From the new post at Dogen and the Shobogenzo.

For those interested in sharing their ideas on Dogen and his Shobogenzo, check out the post at Dogen and the Shogogenzo  Here is a short excerpt of the latest post:  …According to those who are supposed to know such things, for Dogen, the apparent contradiction between ‘original’ enlightenment and ‘acquired’ enlightenment became the barrier to and Read More …