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Taigen Dan Leighton

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate - website for Taigen's Chicago Zen group

Books by Taigen and others he recommends


Shunryu Suzuki and the Lotus Sutra in American Zen - an excerpt from Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra by Taigen Dan Leighton

Taigen's Peace and Justice Page

5-21-15 - Taigen Dan Leighton on the meeting of Buddhist teachers and leaders at the White House

4-14-15 - Taigen Dan Leighton's new book, Just This is It is now on the Ancient Dragon website.

Also featured with cover on cuke blog

6-09-13 - Dogen's Explorations of Reality, a three session telecourse with Taigen Dan Leighton.

5-21-13 - The Guitar and the New World: A Fugitive History reviewed by Taigen Dan Leighton

4-26-13 - Starting a page for Fukushima today [a subpage of Engaged Buddhism/Current Events] featuring links and comments from Taigen Dan Leighton and John Steiner - the situation is much worse than it gets credit for being.

11-21-11 - Taigen Dan Leighton's latest book, Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry is now available. Congratulations Taigen!

 - Wisdom Publications link

Excerpts from Zen Questions related to Shunryu Suzuki










8-25-09 - Dragon Zen Gate Message

2007 - Taigen moves to Chicago

12-13-02 - Comment on Shoes Outside the Door

Excerpts from Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression

and one focusing on Mitsu Suzuki, Shunryu's widow

what's new this year

There's a lot of old material that's as good as new if you haven't read it. -DC

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