Each Moment is the Universe
ZEN and the Way of Being Time
By (author) Dainin Katagiri
Each Moment is the Universe by Dainin Katagiri
Book DescriptionIt s easy to regard time as a commodity we even speak of saving or spending it. We often regard it as an enemy, when we feel it slipping away before we re ready for time to be up. The Zen view of time is radically different than that: time is not something separate from our life; rather, our life "is" time. Understand this, says Dainin Katagiri Roshi, and you can live fully and freely right where you are in each moment. Katagiri bases his teaching on "Being Time," a text by the most famous of all Zen masters, Eihei Dogen (1200 1253), to show that time is a creative, dynamic process that continuously produces the universe and everything in it and that to understand this is to discover a gateway to freedom from the dissatisfactions of everyday life. He guides us in contemplating impermanence, the present moment, and the ungraspable nature of past and future. He discusses time as part of our inner being, made manifest through constant change in ourselves and our surroundings. And these ideas are by no means metaphysical abstractions: they can be directly perceived by any of us through meditation."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590306079
(214mm x 142mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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You Have to Say Something, Paperback (January 2000)
Dainin Katagiri was a central figure in the transmisison of Zen in America. Selections of his talks are collected in this text to address a key theme of Katagiri's teaching: bringing Zen insight to bear on our everyday experience.
Returning to Silence, Paperback (April 1988)» View all books by Dainin Katagiri
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Author Biography - Dainin Katagiri
Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1928, Dainin Katagiri was trained traditionally as a Zen teacher. He first came to the United States in 1963, to help with a Soto Zen Temple in Los Angeles. He later joined Shunryu Suzuki Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center and taught there until Suzuki Roshi s death in 1971. He was then invited to form a new Zen center in Minneapolis, which, in addition to a monastery in the countryside of Minnesota, he oversaw until his death in 1990. He left behind a legacy of recorded teachings and twelve Dharma heirs. Katagiri is the author of several books, including "Returning to Silence" and "You Have to Say Something.""
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