Director: Banmei Takahashi
Writer: Tetsuo Ohtani (novel), Banmei Takahashi
To cast away everything, surrendering yourself to the flow of nature and just sitting in meditation. This is the essence of Dogen’s Zen Buddhism. In the 13th century, Dogen, a young Japanese monk traveled to China, determined to find his true master. There he found a monk who taught him that sitting in Zen meditation is the true and only path to enlightenment. Returning, enlightened, to Japan, Dogen risked his life to pioneer Zen Buddhism, inspiring the millions of Zen Buddhists who practice around the world today.
Based on the life Dogen Zenji (January 19, 1200 - September 22, 1253), a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher, founder of the Soto school of Zen, and important philosopher.
Released in cinemas 10th January 2009 (Japan).