Historical Who is Who

DOGEN, Kigen

1200 - 1253
Japan
RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY

 

Founder of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism and greatly influential in Japanese intellectual history. He invited others to join in the practice of zazen – a patient sitting posture in which all fleeting thoughts are abandoned for a quieted consciousness of living which is there for all to enjoy – without fret, wanting or sorrow.

 

Life

 

Writings

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