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“Moon in a Dewdrop is empty and clear at the same time, like the reflection of the moon in a drop of water.” ―San Francisco Chronicle
“Kazuaki Tanahashi and his colleagues at the San Francisco Zen Center...have given us an accessible and comprehensive Dogen in English.” ―Vajradhatu Sun
“Kazuaki Tanahashi...has preserved Dogen's spirit and character in his careful and comprehensive translations.” ―East West
This is yet another great anthology of the teachings and life of Zen Master Dogen written by one of the worlds great Zen teachers and translators Kazuaki Tanahashi. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathleen A. Bishop
The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Andrew Olsen
Dogen is an important figure in the transmission of Chan/Zen from China to Japan. His writings, though a bit judgmental, are an absolute necessity for the serious practitioner of... Read morePublished 24 months ago by mukunda777
I'm in graduate school so tackling the full shobogenzo was out of the question. This is now my go to non-school book to browse through on breaks. Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by C. Watts
Like, when Dogen says the entire moon and sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass, that is like, too far out, man. Heavy. Like, I am the dewdrop! Can you dig it? Wow! Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by nonamespecified
This book is full of thoughtful writing and beautiful haiku poems. I really have enjoyed it, though I have not read it from front to back. Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by Crystal Bowen
Moon in a dewdrop treats Zen and its history quite thoroughly. A very good writing for the person who has studied Zen
but s bit too in detail for the beginner. Read more