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Okumura, Shohaku 1948-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 111 publications in 4 languages and 3,982 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Quotations  Rules  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: BQ9449.D654, 294.385
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shohaku Okumura
Dogen's pure standards for the Zen community : a translation of the Eihei shingi by Dōgen( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living by vow : a practical introduction to eight essential zen chants and texts by Shohaku Okumura( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sot Zen priest and Dharma successor of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi explores eight of Zen's most essential and universal liturgical texts and explains how the chants in these works support meditation and promote a life of freedom and compassion
Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku by Taigen Daniel Leighton( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 431 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
Realizing Genjōkōan : the key to Dōgen's Shōbōgenzō by Shohaku Okumura( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eihei Dogen Zenji, the 13th-century Zen master central to bringing Zen from China and helping it take root in Japan, is renowned as one the world's most remarkable religious geniuses. His works are both richly poetic and deeply insightful and philosophical, pointing to the endless depths of Zen exploration. And almost precisely because of these facts, Dogen is often difficult for readers to understand and fully appreciate. Realizing Genjokoan is a comprehensive introduction to the teachings and approach of this great thinker, taking us on a thorough guided tour of the most important essay -- th
Dogen's extensive record : a translation of the Eihei koroku by Dōgen( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eihei Dogen is known for two major works. The first work, the massive Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye), represents his earlier teachings and exists in numerous English translations; the second work, the Eihei Koroku, is a collection including almost all his later teachings, such as short formal discourses to the monks training at his temple, longer informal talks, and koans with his commentaries, as well as short appreciatory verses on various topics. The Shobogenzo has received enormous attention in Western Zen and Western Zen literature, and with the publication of this watershed volume, the Eihei Koroku will surely rise to commensurate stature." "Dogen's Extensive Record is the first complete and scholarly translation of this monumental work into English. This edition contains extensive and detailed research and annotation by Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura, as well as forewords by the eighteenth-century poet-monk Ryokan and Tenshin Reb Anderson, Senior Dharma Teacher of the San Francisco Zen Center - plus introductory essays from Dogen scholar Steven Heine, and the prominent American Zen master John Daido Loori."--Jacket
The Zen teaching of Homeless Kodo by Kōshō Uchiyama( )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wholehearted way : a translation of Eihei Dōgen's Bendōwa by Dōgen( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 148 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
Opening the hand of thought : foundations of Zen buddhist practice by Kōshō Uchiyama( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over thirty years, Opening the Hand of Thought has offered an unmatched introduction to Zen Buddhism. This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended end notes are here, in addition to the book's revised glossary and main sections. But then, the book's utility was never in question. As Jisho Warner writes in the book's opening, 'The Story of This Book and Its Author, ' Opening the Hand of Thought 'goes directly to the heart of Zen practice [. . .], showing how Zen Buddhism can be a deep and life-sustaining activity.' She goes on to say, 'Uchiyama lo
Opening the hand of thought : approach to Zen by Kōshō Uchiyama( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wise, clear, and searching, Opening the Hand of Thought brings together the writings of an iconoclastic Japanese Zen master. Kōshō Uchiyama takes a more rational approach to transcendence, to the discovery of the unlimited depth of reality, and understands the self beyond our usual notions of who we are--the self that wholeheartedly lives out the truth of life. He attempts to answer the essential question: How do we bring Zen practice and our everyday modern lives together into a fresh original expression of our life force? His book is a challenge to the individual, an exploration of the relationship each of us has to ourself and to the world, and a spiritual journey infused with the wise humor of a respected and revered teacher."--Publisher's description
The Mountains and waters sūtra : a practitioner's guide to Dōgen's Sansuikyō by Shohaku Okumura( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable map of a classic Zen text. "Mountains and waters are the expression of old Buddhas." So begins "Sansuikyo," or "Mountains and Waters Sutra," a masterpiece of poetry and insight from Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century founder of the Soto school of Zen. Shohaku Okumura-renowned for his translations of and magisterial teachings on Dogen-guides the reader through the rich layers of metaphor and meaning in "Sansuikyo," which is often thought to be the most beautiful essay in Dogen's monumentalShobogenzo.His wise and friendly voice shows us the questions Dogen poses and helps us realize what the answers could be. What does it mean for mountains to walk' How are mountains an expression of Buddha's truth, and how can we learn to hear the deep teachings of river waters' Throughout this luminous volume, we learn how we can live in harmony with nature in respect and gratitude-and awaken to our true nature
Moon in a dewdrop by Dōgen( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen. Eihei Dogen was a thirteenth-century Buddhist poet-philosopher and founder of the Soto school of Zen. Famously insightful and famously complex, his writings have been studied and puzzled over by generations of students. Kosho Uchiyama was a beloved twentieth-century Zen teacher and author of over twenty books, who here addressed himself head-on to unpacking Dogen's wisdom for a modern audience. Translators Tom Wright and Shohaku Okumura present three fascicles of Dogen's monumental Shobogenzo, or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: "Shoaku Makusa" or "Refraining from Evil," "Maka Hannya Haramitsu" or "Practicing Deepest Wisdom," and "Uji" or "Living Time." For each one, they lovingly translate Uchiyama's thoughtful commentary on the piece. At turns poetic and funny, always insightful, this is Zen wisdom for the ages"
Shōbōgenzō-zuimonki : Unterweisungen zum wahren Buddha-Weg by Dōgen( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom: Three Fascicles from Shobogenzo with Commentary by Kōshō Uchiyama( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insightful commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen. Famously insightful and famously complex, Eihei Dogen's writings have been studied and puzzled over for hundreds of years. InDeepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom,Kosho Uchiyama, beloved twentieth-century Zen teacher addresses himself head-on to unpacking Dogen's wisdom from three fascicles (or chapters) of his monumentalShobogenzofor a modern audience. The fascicles presented here fromShobogenzo, orTreasury of the True Dharma Eyeinclude "Shoaku Makusa" or "Refraining from Evil," "Maka Hannya Haramitsu" or "Practicing Deepest Wisdom," and "Uji" or "Living Time." Tom Wright and Shohaku Okumura lovingly translate Dogen's penetrating words and Uchiyama's thoughtful commentary on each piece. At turns poetic and funny, always insightful, this is Zen wisdom for the ages
Dogen's Genjo Koan : three commentaries by Dōgen( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the greatest religious practitioners and philosophers of the East, Eihei Dogen Zenji (1200-1253) is today thought of as the founder of the Soto school of Zen. A deep thinker and writer, he was deeply involved in monastic methods and in integrating Zen realization into daily life. At times The Shobogenzo was profoundly difficult, and he worked on it over his entire life, revising and expanding, producing a book that is today thought to be one of the highest manifestations of Buddhist thought ever produced. Dogen's Genjo Koan is the first chapter in that book, and for many followers it might be thought to contain the gist of Dogen's work-it is one of the groundwork texts of Zen Buddhism, standing easily alongside The Diamond Sutra, The Heart Sutra, and a small handful of others. Our unique edition of Dogen's Genjo Koan (Actualization of Reality) contains three separate translations and several commentaries by a wide variety of Zen masters. Nishiari Bokusan, Shohaku Okamura, Shunryu Suzuki, Kosho Uchiyama. Sojun Mel Weitsman, Kazuaki Tanahashi, and Dairyu Michael Wenger all have contributed to our presentation of this remarkable work. There can be no doubt that understanding and integrating this text will have a profound effect on anyone's life and practice"--
The wholehearted way : a translation of Eihei Dagen's bendowa by Eihei Dagen( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 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
Shōbōgenzō-Zuimonki : sayings of Eihei Dōgen Zenji by Dōgen( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dōgen zen by Dōgen( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shikantaza : an introduction to Zazen by Shohaku Okumura( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Verwirklichung der Wirklichkeit : Genjōkōan - der Schlüssel zu Dōgen-Zenjis Shōbōgenzō by Shohaku Okumura( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku
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Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei KorokuRealizing Genjōkōan : the key to Dōgen's ShōbōgenzōDogen's extensive record : a translation of the Eihei korokuThe wholehearted way : a translation of Eihei Dōgen's BendōwaOpening the hand of thought : foundations of Zen buddhist practiceOpening the hand of thought : approach to ZenDogen's Genjo Koan : three commentaries
Alternative Names
Okumura, Masahiro 1948-

Okumura, Shohaku

Okumura, Shōhaku 1948-

Okumura, Syôhaku

Shohaku Okumura.

Shohaku Okumura Japanese Buddhist monk

Shohaku Okumura Japans Bhikkhu

Окумура, Сёхаку

オクムラ, ショウハク

奥村 正博 1948-....

奥村正博

奥村正博 1948-

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