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    Bendowa study

    As you may know, a few of us will be starting to really dive into the Bendowa. I will start the dokusan in the first week of July and we will first look at the first section that runs until the first question. In this first section the first part is really important in which Dogen speaks about Zazen being the main gate, we will also focus on the final bit ( the bit after Dogen s quick recall of his trip to China and reasons why he is writing this text which doesn t require all our attention). We will spend the whole of July on this section: Heisoku, David, Rimon and Kyonin will meet me mid July,Myoku, Dokan and Daido mid July and end of July, Shohei and Myozan every week of July. Of course, I expect you to do your homework, that is to say to check the meaning of the key expressions and words using Mike Cross's translation, to chew the text like a cow,let the stuff chew you too, to forget the stuff and go on with your life and let the stuff appear where and when you expect it the least.

    That's all really.

    Gassho


    Taigu
    Last edited by Taigu; 06-20-2012 at 10:35 PM.
    Taigu, teacher at Treeleaf Sangha, was born in 1964, started Zazen early and received Shukke Tokudo in 1983 at age 18 from Rev. Mokusho Zeisler of the Deshimaru Lineage. Received Dharma Transmission from Chodo Cross in 2002. Now resides in Osaka, Japan.

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