the zen master’s dance

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The Zen Master’s Dance creatively and authentically opens us to the heart of Dogen’s seemingly obscure teachings. Jundo Cohen makes them understandable and immediately applicable for anyone wanting to dance with the Universe. —Rev. Eric Daishin McCabe, teacher at Zen Fields

Jundo’s love of the practice is evident on every page. He has done an outstanding service to those of us who want to better understand Dogen. —Arthur Braverman, author of Living and Dying in Zazen and The Grass Flute Zen Master

An excellent translation and a unique and interpretive commentary. A joyful and informative read. Highly recommended. —Daitsu Tom Wright, senior Buddhist priest, Soto Zen School

Without diminishing their meaning or complexity, Jundo Cohen offers a personal interpretation of Dogen’s teachings that brings them directly into our lives with clarity and grace. —Tonen O’Connor, Resident Priest Emerita, Milwaukee Zen Center


A Guide to Understanding Dōgen and Who You Are in the Universe

Jundo Cohen

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A fresh take on how to read Dōgen.

In The Zen Master’s Dance, Jundo Cohen takes us deep into the mind of Master Dōgen—and shows us how to join in the great and intimate dance of the universe. Through fresh translations and sparkling teaching, Cohen opens up for us a new way to read one of Buddhism’s most remarkable spiritual geniuses.

about the author
The Zen Master’s Dance

Jundo Cohen is a Zen teacher and founder of the Treeleaf Zendo, a Sōtō Zen community using visual media to link Zen practitioners around the world. Treeleaf serves those who cannot easily commute to a Zen center due to health concerns; age or disability; living in remote areas; or work, childcare, or family needs; and provides zazen sittings, retreats, discussion, interaction with a teacher, and all other activities of a Zen Buddhist sangha, all fully online without thought of location or distance. Jundo was born and raised in the United States but has lived in Japan for more than half his life. He was ordained and subsequently received Dharma transmission from Master Gudo Wafu Nishijima and is a member of the Sōtō Zen Buddhist Association.

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