Zen School recommendation?

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Zen School recommendation?

Postby Mr.SeanStewart » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:00 pm

Hello Dhamma lovers :)

I am wondering if any one here has a recommendation for a zen school in Japan?

Im trying to plan my future trips and i feel im interested to attend a zen school in japan, I was thinking of doing Soto zen, inspired by the book "zen mind begginers mind" but im open to all suggestions.

I also heard of a zen teacher in india called Father .... (something) who i m considering visiting.

any thoughts or suggestion is welcome, thanks again

Sean

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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:05 pm

I believe the sister site here would be of better assistance...
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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby Dan74 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:36 pm

Three Zen teachers in Japan that I've heard good things about are Shodo Harada, Muho Roshi and Jeff Shore, but have no personal experience with any of them.
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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby Feathers » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:40 pm

You can probably get good info here: http://www.zenforuminternational.org/

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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby Paribbajaka » Fri May 03, 2013 12:21 pm

In true Zen fashion, I'm going to recommend sitting and figuring this one out yourself!
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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby mettafuture » Tue May 21, 2013 1:10 am

I suggest Soto Zen, founded by Master Dōgen Zenji.

The Shōbōgenzō may be a good (but challenging) text to start with.

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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby convivium » Tue May 21, 2013 6:48 am

dogen zen
there is a suzuki roshi lineage temple you can stay at in japan.
or brad warner's lineage temple. i don't know names but emails and internet will tell you. :thumbsup:
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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby ground » Wed May 22, 2013 5:21 pm

Mr.SeanStewart wrote:Hello Dhamma lovers :)

I am wondering if any one here has a recommendation for a zen school in Japan?

Im trying to plan my future trips and i feel im interested to ...

Pah ... drop it and sit. :sage:

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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby Anagarika » Wed May 22, 2013 5:54 pm

Mr.SeanStewart wrote:Hello Dhamma lovers :)

I am wondering if any one here has a recommendation for a zen school in Japan?

Im trying to plan my future trips and i feel im interested to attend a zen school in japan, I was thinking of doing Soto zen, inspired by the book "zen mind begginers mind" but im open to all suggestions.

I also heard of a zen teacher in india called Father .... (something) who i m considering visiting.

any thoughts or suggestion is welcome, thanks again

Sean


Sean, if you're going to be in Japan, consider Taisho University.
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Re: Zen School recommendation?

Postby PadmaPhala » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:07 am

Zen Rinzai.


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