Virtual Zazen must be canceled this evening, January 7, and next Thursday, January 14. We apologize for the late notice.
Thank you for your patience.
In recognition of this evening’s traditional holiday, zazen for tonight, December 24, is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
I know that votes in the presidential election are still being counted, and you may feel a compulsion to watch news outlets this evening, instead of sitting zazen. That is fine. There has never been a better time to find your center, your true home, than now.
To protect the security of our online sessions, we ask that everyone complete our registration form. It’s free and easy to do. Once registered, you will receive an email with a link that can be used to join the online Zoom video conferencing session. You need only register once to join all future zazen sessions.
I look forward to practicing with you.
The Myogenji temple here in Ludington has been closed since last March when the coronavirus pandemic began to shutter schools and many other kinds of institutions and businesses. Now, after more than six months, the rate Continue reading “Great Wave to Hold Zazen Via Zoom”
Gendo Roshi‘s talk on Eihei Dogen Zenji’s essay “Uji” or “The Time-Being” appears below.
“Uji,” composed in 1240, is one fascicle of master Dogen’s extended work, The Kana Shobogenzo or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. You may read a translation of “Uji” here.
Gendo Roshi encourages the submission of comments here or on Great Wave’s YouTube channel.
Each year in May, White Plum Asanga teachers around the world commemorate the passing of our founder, Hakuyū Taizan Maezumi, Roshi, (February 24, 1931–May 15, 1995). Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, however, this year’s memorial service was held informally via Zoom on May 15. The service was recorded, and I am able to share the video with you now. As you will see, Maezumi Roshi‘s surviving Dharma heirs each shared their reminiscences, including my teacher Susan Myoyu Andersen, Roshi. The event revealed to me (and I’m sure it will to you too), just how important it is to perpetuate the Dharma through our unceasing practice and dedication. It is a moving testimonial about the power that each of us has to promote a saner, happier world.
To watch the video, please use the link and password below.
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