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THE SHOBOGENZO IS BACK!!

In case anybody’s been looking for the Gudo Nishijima / Chodo Cross translation of Dogen’s Shobogenzo and couldn’t find it, or else found it for a ridiculously high price, check out the link below or click on the title of this article. The full four volume set is now available through Amazon.com at just $23.99 […]

HOLLYWOOD ASSCLOWN or BLIND DONKEY? + QUESTION #5 FROM ST. PAUL

In the span of one week I was called a “Hollywood assclown” by some guy posting on an Ultraman forum who thinks he could do my job way better than I’m doing it and a “blind donkey” by some guy who thinks I should drop Nishijima as my teacher and follow him — oh yes, […]

RETREAT DATES

OK, folks, here are the dates for the upcoming day-long retreats at the Hill Street Center in Santa Monica. Click on the link to your right for further details. June 17, 2006July 15, 2006August 19, 2006 Also, I have confirmed the dates for the annunal Dogen Sangha Zazen Retreat in English at Tokei-in Temple in […]

CURRICULUM SHMIRICULUM

Getting back to the questions from the fine, friendly folks of St. Paul. Heres a funny one. Its number 3 for those keeping score at home. What is the place of common curriculum and established sequence vs. independent response to an individual students development in your approach to priest training? Say what, now? I mean, […]

ONE FOR THE LADIES

And now another question from the fine folks of St. Paul: 2. What are the most important ways in which we can honor the female lineage, support the practice of women equally with that of men, and ensure balance of masculine and feminine dynamics in our practice? I dunno about this one. On the one […]