Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo

By Zen Master Dogen
Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi

- Hardcover
Shambhala Publications
Pages: 1280
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781590309353

This book is also included in our Reader's Guide on Dogen where you will find other important Zen classics.

See also our Guide for Readers to the works of Kazuaki Tanahashi

Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Shobo Genzo, in Japanese) is a monumental work, considered to be one of the profoundest expressions of Zen wisdom ever put on paper, and also the most outstanding literary and philosophical work of Japan. It is a collection of essays by Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of Zen’s Soto school.

Kazuaki Tanahashi and a team of translators that represent a Who’s Who of American Zen have produced a translation of the great work that combines accuracy with a deep understanding of Dogen’s voice and literary gifts. This volume includes a wealth of materials to aid understanding, including maps, lineage charts, a bibliography, and an exhaustive glossary of names and terms—and, as a bonus, the most renowned of all Dogen’s essays, “Recommending Zazen to All People.”