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The Shobogenzo

Books 1 and 2 of the German translation of Shobogenzo are now available from Verner Kristkeitz Verlag. It is easy to order the book from overseas. Just click on "BESTELLUNG" on the publisher's site at http://www.kristkeitz.de or http://www.shobogenzo.de and you will find an order form in German with all the details for shipping & payment.

 Gudo Nishijima's teachings are based on the works of Zen Master Dogen, the 13th century Japanese monk and philosopher. The record of Master Dogen's life's teachings, the Shobogenzo, is available in English in 4 volumes from Windbell Publications, the publishing arm of Dogen Sangha.

  When we read the Shobogenzo we are usually struck by its great breadth and complexity. It delves into the most profound problems of Buddhist philosophy and considers those problems from seemingly contradictory standpoints.

 At first this breadth and complexity tend to obscure the fact that at its core Master Dogen's thought is very simple and practical. He teaches us that the ultimate meaning of Buddhism is to be found not in theory but in the practice of Zazen. According to Master Dogen, Buddhism and Zazen are one and the same thing; to practice Zazen is Buddhism itself. Buddhism is simply to practice Zazen.

 For more information on the Shobogenzo and for ordering information, visit Windbell Publication's web site.  The Shobogenzo can also be ordered directly from Amazon.com, Wisdom Books or Amazon.co.uk.

Introductions to all chapters of the Shobogenzo are available for browsing on Windbell's website.