The Record of Transmitting the Light

Zen Master Keizan’s Denkoroku


336 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861713301

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“Both Keizan’s text itself and Dr. Cook’s superb introduction are invaluable in studying our Zen lineage.”—Zenkei Blanche Hartman, Abbess, San Francisco Zen Center

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

The Record of Transmitting the Light traces the inheritance of the Buddha's enlightenment through successive Buddhist masters. Written by a seminal figure in the Japanese Zen tradition, its significance as an historical and religious document is unquestionable. And ultimately, The Record of Transmitting the Light serves as a testament to our own capacity to awaken to a life of freedom, wisdom, and compassion.

Readers of Zen will also find the introduction and translation by Francis Dojun Cook, the scholar whose insights brought Zen Master Dogen to life in How to Raise an Ox, of great value.