Dogen’s Shobogenzo

Dogen’s Shobogenzo is his most revered work. It consists of 95 fascicles or chapters.

This page combines a number of resources on the Shobogenzo. The first line gives the index of the chapter in two different editions of the Shobogenzo: the 75-chapter edition of Kohun Ejo (Dogen’s disciple) and the 95-chapter edition of Kozen (1648-1693). The second ordering is similar to that used in the Windbell English translations (vols 1, 2, 3 and 4).

The chapter title appears after the chapter numbers. These are web links to a Japanese original online at Shomonji temple. The second line gives the Romanisation of the Japanese name.

The third line gives the English names for the chapter, and this is followed by a summary of the chapter. Both of these are taken from the Cross & Nishijima translation.