I sat a short Zazenkai this weekend with my first teacher in Japan, Azumu Ikuo Roshi
郁雄), a great Dogen scholar and former instructor at Soji-ji ... now age
92 and sharp as a tack. Here he is Saturday, lecturing on Dogen as
He led the lay persons' group there for many many years ... I may not have stayed with this practice without him.
was always so kind, down to earth.When I came here 20 years ago, my
Japanese was pretty bad the first few years, and he lectured in
Japanese ... but always took time to summarize in broken English so I
would get the gist.
It is wonderful
when we can still have a chance to say 'thank you' to old teachers, or
any of the other people who support each of us in this life
(Note: MONDAYS with TAIGU will be TUESDAY with TAIGU this week)
(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)