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Taigen Dan Leighton

Taigen Dan Leighton is a Zen priest who received Dharma transmission from Reb Anderson in the Suzuki Roshi lineage and currently is teacher of the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago. Taigen has published many Zen translations including Dogen's Extensive Record and Cultivating the Empty Field. He has written Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra and Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes. Taigen teaches at Loyola University Chicago and online via Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where he obtained his PhD.