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Library

We have a Zen term glossary, comics and short zen stories, sermons from reverands from around the world from you to read and enjoy.

Denkōroku

The Denkōroku (Record of the Transmission of Illumination), together with Dogen Zenji's Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye), is one of the fundamental texts of the Soto School.

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Basic Key Terms of Soto Zen Teaching

Here we will be offering Basic Key Terms of Soto Zen Teaching as a help for those who want to obtain this kind of background knowledge and ideas. We have selected twenty-four of the most basic key terms which we hope will show us unique aspects of the Soto Zen teaching

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Short Zen Stories

This is a collection of fun and educating short Zen stories, that have been passed on from generation to generation.

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Zen Talks

The essence of the Soto Zen School was transmitted from China, eight hundred years ago, during the Kamakura period by Koso Dogen Zenji. The fourth Japanese ancestor of the school was Taiso Keizan Zenji who was instrumental in enhancing the teachings and expanding the school.

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Comics

Comics for the young and old of the lives of "Dogen Zenji", "Shakyamuni Buddha", "Keizan Zenji", "Bodhidharma".

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Soto Zen Journal

Soto Zen Buddhism International Center publishs semi-annually newsletter "Dharma Eye." It is available in PDF format.

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The Buddhist Service Series

Introduction of temple culture in Japan.

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Glossary

This is the glossary appended to the "Standard Observances of the Soto Zen School", it contains many translations, and meanings of words commonly use in daily practice.

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Sermons

A collection of sermons from previous years have been put in this section. Please feel free to browse though.

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Telephone of the Heart

  1. From Happiness to Nirvana
  2. Relishing Impermanence
  3. Restart
  4. Have a stick before falling down
  5. Fear of the Tip of My Nose
  6. Rejoining Hands

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