On Friday, July 12th, Roshi had a small stent placed in one of his coronary arteries due to a 75% blockage. The artery is the LAD and is one of the major blood suppliers to the heart muscle. This artery, unfortunately, is also known as “The Widow Maker.” He is doing wonderfully now and although a bit fatigued, feels great. Read More
"Mondo Zen training is one of the most important, creative, and novel additions to the meditation pantheon, highly recommended for the accelerated effect it has on spiritual growth and development. Definitely check it out!"
- Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision
What is Mondo Zen?
Mondo Zen™ is based on Japanese and Chinese Zen, updated for the 21st Century. Mondo Zen™ transcends the hierarchical / authoritarian, gender-biased and constraining monastic aspects of traditional Zen in favor of practical, experiential “in the world” engagement. Relying only on direct personal experience—as taught by the Buddha himself—it does not allow mythic constructs to complicate its philosophical orientation. Read More
Sisters and Brothers,
I hope you will be able to join us next year and attend sesshin at our root monastery, Dai Bosatsu Zendo, deep within the Catskill Mountains of New York State.
Our traditional seven-day sesshin held last month at Dai Bosatsu Zendo was perfect. This was the first time I have led sesshin there in twenty years. Shinge Roshi, the new abbess, and DBZ staff welcomed us and cared for the forty-nine of us with such open hearts. The hard rock maple forest woodpecker dharma talks were matched in quality by the insight-filled, humorous and loving Teisho transmission dharma talks given by Doshin Michael Nelson, Vimala John Nemick, Taiso Byran Bartow, Hifu George Burch, and yours truly. Read More
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