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  • To cast away everything, surrendering yourself to the flow of nature and just sitting in meditation. This is the essence of Dogen's Zen Buddhism. In the 13th century, Dogen, a young Japanese monk traveled to China, determined to find his true master. There he found a monk who taught him that sitting in Zen meditation is the true and only path to enlightenment. Returning, enlightened, to Japan, Dogen risked his life to pioneer Zen Buddhism, inspiring the millions of Zen Buddhists who practice around the world today.


  • Based on a novel written by Ōtani Tetsuo.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
  • Special features: The Zen of Dogen with Kazuaki Tanahashi, editor of the new complete Shobo genzo; trailer.
  • DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital stereo.
  • In Japanese and Chinese, with optional English subtitles.
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