Shinko Kwong reads to us from the Genjo Koan and shares her insight into these profound writings of Dogen Zenji (1200-1253).
“To study Buddism is to study yourself. To study yourself is to forget yourself in each moment. Then everything will come and help you. Everything will assure your enlightenment.”
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Jakusho Kwong-roshi is a successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. He has been teaching Zen in the United States and Europe for more than thirty years. He is the founder and abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center outside of Santa Rosa, California. In 1995 he was given the title of Dendo Kyoshi, Zen Teacher, by the Soto School in Japan. He is one of nine Western Zen teachers to receive this acknowledgment. "Zen," he says, "is the aliveness we bring to each moment."
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