Kazuaki Tanahashi

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Kazuaki Tanahashi ( c. 1933)


Is an accomplished Japanese calligrapher, Zen teacher, author and translator of Buddhist texts from Japanese and Chinese to English, most notably works by Dogen (he began his translation of Shobogenzo in his twenties). He first met Shunryu Suzuki in 1964, and upon reading Suzuki's book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind he stated, "I could see it's Shobogenzo in a very plain, simple language." He has helped notable Zen teachers author books on Zen Buddhism, such as John Daido Loori. A fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science—Tanahashi is also an environmentalist and peaceworker.




Tanahashi, Kazuaki (2011). Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shōbōgenzō. Shambhala Publications. ISBN 978-1590304747.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki; Allan Baillie (photographer) (2006). Lotus. Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-277-3.
Hamill, Sam (translator); Lao Tzu; Kazuaki Tanahashi (calligraphy) (2005). The Tao te Ching: A New Translation. Shambhala Publications. ISBN 1-59030-011-4.
Loori, John Daido; Kazuaki Tanahashi (translator) (2005). The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans. Shambhala. ISBN 1-59030-242-7.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki; Peter Levitt (2004). A Flock of Fools: Ancient Buddhist Tales of Wisdom and Laughter from the One Hundred Parable Sutra. Grove Press. ISBN 0-8021-4133-1.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki (Editor); Dogen (2004). Beyond Thinking: A Guide to Zen Meditation. Shambhala Publications. ISBN 1-59030-024-6.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki (2001). Miracles of the Moment. Brush Dance. ISBN 1-891731-83-1.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki; Dogen (1999). Enlightenment Unfolds. Shambhala Publications. ISBN 1-57062-570-0.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki (Translator, Editor); Dogen (1995). Moon In a Dewdrop. North Point Press. ISBN 0-86547-186-X.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki; David Schneider (1994). Essential Zen. HarperSanFrancisco. ISBN 0-06-251046-0.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki (1990). Brush Mind. Parallax Press. ISBN 0-938077-29-5.
Tanahashi, Kazuaki (1984). Penetrating Laughter: Hakuin’s Zen and Art. The Overlook Press. ISBN 0-87951-280-6.
Tanahashi (1982). Enku: Sculptor of a Hundred Thousand Buddhas. Shambhala Publications. ISBN 0-394-74882-4.
Ueshiba, Morihei; Kaizuaki Tanahashi; Roy Maurer, Jr. (translators) (1962). Aikido. Hozansha.

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