Gratitude for Dogen Kigen: Mystical Realist and Bodhisattva Hee-Jin Kim

In Grateful Thanks to the Bodhisattva Hee-Jin Kim In 1975 many brought up on notions of Zen as “a special transmission outside of written teachings” were literally (pun intended) knocked off their cushions. 1975 was the year that Hee-Jin Kim’s landmark book, Dogen Kigen: Mystical Realist (revised and reissued as, Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist) was published. Professor Read More …

Foreword to The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing by Ted Biringer

D. M. Gugich’s Foreword to The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing Foreword “I have a posie of other men’s flowers and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own.” So penned Montaigne, and deeply ingrained in my psyche are words, thoughts, and images bound of the thread of implicit universal meaning. They are Read More …

The Mind of the Way and Sagely Teachings

The Mind of the Way and Sagely Teachings The classic Zen literature not only advocates the need for ongoing study and intellectual effort, it exemplifies it. Nor is an accurate understanding of Buddhist doctrine and methodology a mere “expedient” for novices, a “provisional” technique or device that can be dispensed with by those that have Read More …