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Dogen Zenji

The Glasgow Zen Group practice within the Soto tradition. While originally Chinese, Soto tradition was brought to Japan by Eihei Dogen in the 13th century CE, where it has flourished in many of the subsequent centuries. Many of us in the GZG find studying Dogen's writings helpful in our practice.



The other pages in this section tell you more about Dogen's life, his masterwork the Shobogenzo, and his other writings. If you'd like to know more about Dogen, we also offer some places to start.