Sep 16, 2014
The Eight Awakenings of Great Beings is from the Shobogenzo by Dogen. The version we are looking at is from the edition published by Shambhala and edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi. You can purchase a copy here.
Ango is a time of increased focus on
our vow to fully Awaken for the sake of all beings.
Intensification of our zazen, Buddhist practice and
participation in the life of the sangha has its roots in the
earliest gatherings of the Buddha's disciples. During the rainy
seasons in India some 2,600 years ago, mendicant followers of the
Buddha would seek shelter in caves for 90 days, and there they
would practice and study together with their teacher. Along
with Zen communities across the world we continue a modern
incarnation of this ancient tradition at the Great Heartland
Buddhst Temple of Toledo.