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Leighton, Taigen Daniel

Overview
Works: 27 works in 100 publications in 3 languages and 5,297 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: BQ9449.D657, 294.34435
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Taigen Daniel Leighton
Dogen's pure standards for the Zen community : a translation of the Eihei shingi by Dōgen( )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of awakening space and time : Dōgen and the Lotus sutra by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Indeed, says Taigen Dan Leighton, Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a worldview that sees reality itself as a vital, dynamic agent of awareness and healing. In this book, Leighton explicates that worldview through the writings of the Zen master Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), considered the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen tradition, which currently enjoys increasing popularity in the West." "The Lotus Sutra, arguably the most important Buddhist scripture in East Asia, contains a famous story about bodhisattvas (enlightening beings) who emerge from under the earth to preserve and expound the Lotus teaching in the distant future. The story reveals that the Buddha only appears to pass away, but actually has been practicing, and will continue to do so, over an inconceivably long life span." "Leighton traces commentaries on the Lotus Sutra from a range of key East Asian Buddhist thinkers, including Daosheng, Zhiyi, Zhanran, Saigyo, Myoe, Nichiren, Hakuin, and Ryokan. But his main focus is Eihei Dogen, the 13th century Japanese Soto Zen founder who imported Zen from China, and whose profuse, provocative, and poetic writings are important to the modern expansion of Buddhism to the West."--Jacket
Discourse and ideology in medieval Japanese Buddhism( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of the transformation. One main focus of analysis is what Buddhism - its practices and doctrines, its traditions and institutions - meant for medieval Japanese peoples themselves. This is achieved by using the notions of discourse and ideology and juxtaposing various topics on shared linguistic practices and discursive worlds of medieval Japanese Buddhism."--BOOK JACKET
Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eihei Dogen, the 13th-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto School of Zen, is renowned as one of the world's most remarkable religious thinkers. As Shakespeare did with English, Dogen utterly transformed the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways to point to everything important in religious life. Dogen's Extensive Record is the first-ever complete and scholarly translation of this monumental work into English. This edition contains extensive and detailed research and annotation by scholar, translator, and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton, as well as fo
Faces of compassion : classic Bodhisattva archetypes and their modern expression--an introduction to Mahayana Buddhism by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most important of these archetypal figures, bringing them alive as psychological and spiritual wellsprings. Emphasizing the universality of spirtiual ideals, Leighton finds aspects of the bodhisattvas expressed in a variety of familiar modern personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Teresa
Zen questions : zazen, Dogen, and the spirit of creative inquiry by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen is about questioning. Zen continuously questions. This does not necessarily involve finding answers, but finding a space in which to sustain questioning, being willing to remain present and upright in the middle of questions. And being able to do this enables live more flexibly, spaciously, and kindly with our not-knowing. Of course at times insights and responses appear, sometimes more frequently as we settle into the open spaciousness of meditation
The art of just sitting : essential writings on the Zen practice of Shikantaza by John Daido Loori( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unprecedented and unparalleled volume offers essential guidance--from the most influential Buddhist masters, and from many of modern Zen's preeminent teachers--on one of Zen's two most central practices. The second edition contains three new translations by renowned scholar-practitioners. This is essential for readers interested in meditation or Eastern religion. There is no other book devoted solely to the very important Zen practice of Shikantaza (literally, "just sitting")
Bodhisattva archetypes : classic Buddhist guides to awakening and their modern expression by Taigen Daniel Leighton( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explaining the psychology of Bodhisattva practice, imagery, and imagination, Bodhisattva Archetypes identifies a number of archetypal figures - beings dedicated to the universal awakening or enlightenment of everyone. With entertaining folklore of the Bodhisattva tradition - and numerous depictions of its iconography and sacred sites - Taigen Daniel Leighton introduces readers to recognizable Bodhisattva archetypes like Maitreya the future Buddha or Avalokiteshvara (often depicted as Guanyin, the Chinese "Goddess of Mercy"), as well as contemporary figures who exemplify Bodhisattva ideals, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Henry David Thoreau."--BOOK JACKET
The wholehearted way : a translation of Eihei Dōgen's Bendōwa by Dōgen( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bendowa, or A talk on wholehearted practice of the way, was written in 1231 and conveys Dogen's teachings of the practice and symbolism of zazen - seated meditation. This translation includes an introduction on the place of Bendowa in Dogen's writings
Just this is it : Dongshan and the practice of suchness by Taigen Daniel Leighton( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teachings on the practice of things-as-they-are, through commentaries on a legendary Chinese Zen figure. The ninth-century Tang dynasty Chinese master Dongshan is an important ancestor of the Zen tradition that has spread widely throughout the world in the twentieth century. He features prominently in koan texts and teaching stories, but he's not been written about or translated much in English yet. Dan Leighton comes to the rescue with this excellent book that takes the texts and teachings attributed to Dongshan, as well as the teaching stories and koan cases about him, and provides commentary for understanding the teaching of the House of Caodong he's associated with, particularly as it relates to "suchness"--Tathata, the absolute and true nature inherent in all appearance--focusing on the practical relevance of the teachings Dongshan represents to the practice and life of us folks today"--
Eihei Dōgen : mystical realist by Hee-Jin Kim( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eihei Dogen, the founder of the Japanese branch of the Soto Zen Buddhist school, is considered one of the world's most remarkable religious philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a comprehensive introduction to the genius of this brilliant thinker. This thirteenth-century figure has much to teach us all-for the questions that drove him have always been at the heart of Buddhist practice. An ambitious book, Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is both intellectually challenging and enjoyable to read
The wholehearted way : a translation of Eihei Dōgen's Bendōwa with commentary by Kōshō Uchiyama( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zen Master Dogen's Bendowa is one of the primary texts on Zen practice. Transcending any particular school of Buddhism or religious belief, Dogen's profound and poetic writings are respected as a pinnacle of world spiritual literature." "Bendowa, or "A Talk on the Wholehearted Practice of the Way," was written in 1231 and expresses Dogen's teaching of the essential meaning of zazen (seated meditation) and its actual practice. Included in this edition is an introduction by Reverend Shohaku Okumura, Director of the North American Soto School in Los Angeles."--Jacket
Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism : Discourse and Ideology by Richard K Payne( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation
The wholehearted way : a translation of Eihei Dagen's bendowa by Eihei Dagen( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wholehearted Way is a translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa, one of the primary texts on Zen practice. Transcending any particular school of Buddhism or religious belief, Dogen's profound and poetic writings are respected as a pinnacle of world spiritual literature. Bendowa, or A Talk on the Wholehearted Practice of the Way, was written in 1231 A.D. and expresses Dogen's teaching of the essential meaning of zazen (seated meditation) and its practice. This edition also contains commentary on Bendowa by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, a Other Taigen Daniel Leighton, and an Other Shohaku Okumura, both o
Lotus sūtra by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premodern Japanese Zen by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dōgen by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vruchtbare leegte : de stille verlichting van zenmeester Hongzhi by Zhengjue( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding in het gedachtegoed van de 12e eeuwse zenmeester
Just this is it by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ngồi không : Những tác phẩm thiết yếu của thực hành Thiền Chỉ Quán Đả Tọa( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Vietnamese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Visions of awakening space and time : Dōgen and the Lotus sutra
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Visions of awakening space and time : Dōgen and the Lotus sutraDiscourse and ideology in medieval Japanese BuddhismDogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei KorokuFaces of compassion : classic Bodhisattva archetypes and their modern expression--an introduction to Mahayana BuddhismZen questions : zazen, Dogen, and the spirit of creative inquiryThe art of just sitting : essential writings on the Zen practice of ShikantazaBodhisattva archetypes : classic Buddhist guides to awakening and their modern expressionThe wholehearted way : a translation of Eihei Dōgen's Bendōwa
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Leighton, Taigen D.

Leighton Taigen Dan

Leighton Taigen Daniel

Taigen Dan Leighton American Buddhist monk

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